In fundraising, Israel is a hard sell

07.10.2011                      10.Cheschwan. 5772                      Ta'anit BH"B

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In fundraising, Israel is a hard sell

Political disagreements are increasingly influencing people’s choices on where to direct their money.

It is getting increasingly difficult to persuade donors, especially younger ones, to give money for Israel – this was the main conclusion one could draw from a series of “round tables” held this morning at the GA in Denver.
“If you’re over 50 you talk about the Six Day War, the creation of Israel and the saving of Ethiopian Jews, but if you’re under 50 – you have no idea what we’re talking about,” said a representative of a Midwest community federation….