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March 15, 2012 10:38 am

American Donors Pledge $26 Million to IDF at New York Dinner

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IDF Maj. Gen. (Res.) Yitzhak (Jerry) Gershon, Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, and IDF Maj. Gen. Gadi Shamni at Tuesday night's event. Photo:

Ynet – The US-based Friends of the IDF organization (FIDF) held its annual fundraiser on Tuesday and raised $26 million – NIS 98 million – in favor of the Israeli military.

Over 1,300 prominent business and philanthropic leaders attended the $1,000-a-plate gala dinner, which was held at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel.

Among those attending the gala were Israel’s Military Attach√© in Washington Major-General Gadi Shamni, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and FIDF National Director Maj-Gen (Res.) Jerry Gershon.

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