Not-for-profit group raises $26m. for IDF

14.03.2012                      20.Adar. 5772

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Not-for-profit group raises $26m. for IDF

FIDF gala in New York features video feeds from PM, Chief of Staff, Gilad Schalit; Gantz: We will continue to respond attacks.

The Friends of the IDF (FIDF) organization raised $26 million (NIS 98 million) Tuesday at its annual tribute dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Proceeds will be donated to the IDF for investment in social and educational programming, economic support for soldiers, aid for bereaved families, subsidies for lone soldiers, and more.
The event, attended by over 1,300 guests, featured video feeds from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Benny Gantz, and freed IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, all of whom thanked the guests for their support….