Raising Money for Killers
Imagine holding annual fundraisers for IDF killers.
by Stephen Lendman
Imagine holding a fundraiser for murder, destruction, and occupation viciousness.
On December 6, Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF) held their annual gala in Los Angeles. Guests annually include high-ranking Israeli military and government officials. Well-known Americans attend.
The event raises millions of dollars annually for Israeli militarism, belligerence, and cold-blooded murder. It's shocking that anyone would contribute to what they should condemn.
FIDF says the "job" of IDF killers "is to look after Israel. Ours is to look after them."
Doing so is complicity with decades of crimes of war, against humanity, and genocide.
"Marching Onward with the Soldier," says FIDF. It was founded in 1981. It's headquartered in New York. It operates 14 regional US offices. Panama hosts another.
Major General (Res.) Yitzhak Gershon is national director and CEO. He's "always been proud of being Israel's soldier," he said, "whether (on active duty) or in" America as FIDF national director.
"The bond between the community in America and the soldiers in Israel is extraordinary and powerful. It has changed the lives and created opportunities for thousands of IDF soldiers."
"Together, we continue to carry out the utmost important mission of providing for the soldiers who fight relentlessly to defend the Jewish homeland."- Advertisement -
Gershon served 32 years in Israel's army. He remains unaccountable for enormous amounts of blood on his hands. He was involved in two premeditated wars on Lebanon.
He served as IDF West Bank forces head. He was also Israeli Home Front Commander.