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New York Gala Raises $32m for Israeli Army

A New York City gala held by the Friends of the Israel Defence Forces (FIDF) on 27 March 2016 [Avi Mayer/Twitter]
Palestine Chronicle | October 18, 2018

A New York City gala held by the Friends of the Israel Defence Forces (FIDF) yesterday evening raised $32 million for members of Israel’s occupation forces.

The event was attended by 1,200 US business people, as well as key figures from the Israeli establishment, including Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon and Israel’s Consul General in New York Dani Dayan. Army Chief of the General Staff, Gadi Eisenkot, was also slated to attend but was called back to Israel amid an escalation of Israeli air strikes on the besieged Gaza Strip yesterday.

Among the biggest donors to the gala were Or Lachayal – an organization which works to “strengthen the Jewish identity of the Israeli army” – which pledged $2.5 million and Nefesh B’Nefesh – which promotes Jewish immigration to Israel – which pledged $1.3 million, Arutz Sheva reported.

FIDF has a long history of fundraising for Israel’s occupation forces, the proceeds of which it then spends on “educational, cultural, recreational, and social services” for Israeli soldiers. It operates 20 offices across the United States and Panama, according to its own website.

Support for the army from US organizations and the US government has been a cornerstone of Israel’s ability to continue its now 50-year-old occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Earlier this month the largest ever US military aid package to Israel – worth $38 billion over a ten year period – entered into force.

October 18, 2018 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “Support for the army from US organizations and the US government has been a cornerstone of Israel’s ability to continue its now 50-year-old occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Earlier this month the largest ever US military aid package to Israel – worth $38 billion over a ten year period – entered into force”.

    And, who would know how much of this WALL OF MONEY for Israel, is used to bribe the Members of the U.S.A. Congress, although, there’s another Wall of Money from The Richest AIPAC supporters for that…….
    The USA just keeps on giving money, to the people who have bought your “Democracy”……

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | October 18, 2018 | Reply

    • It’s right there in front of everyone from the President down, and nobody seems to have noticed how one sided the “deal” between Israel and the USA is….??? WTF?

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | October 18, 2018 | Reply

  2. gj-comment October 19, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    at: https://careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2018/10/why-does-twitter-hate-truth-about.html?showComment=1539955394742#c4089511040561682383

    There is a interesting twitter of Henry Makow: Israel has many tapes on sexual escapades of US congress members that are being used to blackmail the billions for its defense budget. Saw it this morning at Washington Pundit. But is is now deleted by the internet police to my knowledge.

    CIA O

    It would make such gala´s unnecessary luxury..

    Comment by Gabreal Jones | October 19, 2018 | Reply

    • I’ll bet there’s a video of “Bad boy Billie” and Monica somewhere…..If you’ve got dirt on someone, you ‘own’ them…..Just like J Edgar Hoover used to keep dirt files on EVERYONE……and even Presidents(a number of them) were scared of him…….

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | October 19, 2018 | Reply


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