Hollywood celebrities raised a record breaking $60 million for the Israeli military at the Friends of the Israel Defence Forces (FIDF) annual gala last week:
This year’s sold-out Western Region event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel welcomed more than 1,200 supporters of Israel, including prominent actors and singers like Ashton Kutcher, Pharrell Williams, Gerard Butler, and Katharine McPhee.“We are thrilled that so many members of our community, including major Hollywood figures, are coming together to help us support the brave men and women of the [Israeli army].” said FIDF National Board Member and Chairman of the event, Haim Saban. “Standing behind these heroes is one of my greatest honours in my life.”
The event featured a programme that told the 70-year history of Israel through the accounts of soldiers and the military’s various campaigns against the Palestinians.
It also included several contributions from former and current Israeli soldiers.
Last year, FIDF raised $53.8 million at the same event; contributions have been increasing annually for the past three years. In 2015 the gala raised $31 million, half of this year’s total.
According to a press release by the organisation, the funds raised will be used to “provide much-needed and well-deserved services such as academic scholarships to combat veterans, financial assistance for soldiers in need … crucial aid for wounded veterans and the families of fallen soldiers, weeks of rest and recuperation for entire IDF units, as well as educational, cultural, and recreational facilities.”
Last month, the FIDF’s New York event raised $32 million for members of Israel’s occupation forces, attended by many of the city’s most prominent business people and philanthropists.
Among the biggest donors to the gala were Or Lachayal – an organisation 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.
The $20 billion a year that the U.S. government gives Israel isn’t enough apparently, so the perpetually impoverished Jews have their hand out again in ultra liberal Hollywood which is populated by hypocrites who support curtailing American’s legal right to own guns. Apparently, they have no problem with Israelis walking around their country fully locked and loaded, but then again, Israel is “different” and gets to play by different rules because of the so-called holocaust.
And it’s hard not to notice that this “star-studded” gala event featured actors who are, for the most part, experiencing a down-swing in their careers, and they know the best way to get a job is to pander to their jewish overlords who sign their checks. Up until the 1950s when it became a liability, Hollywood was a huge supporter of communism, and now that communism has been replaced by zionism, Hollywood continues on the avant-guard of nation wrecking causes.