More than 30 young leaders and supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), who represent communities from across the United States, are set to join the FIDF National Rising Leaders Mission to Israel from June 29-July 5.
About 200 immigrants (olim) gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving Thursday night, in a special traditional dinner hosted by Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN), Friends of the IDF (FIDF), and the Ministry of Absorption and Immigration. Arutz Sheva visited the lively dinner hall to discuss what the traditional American holiday of gratitude meant to the expatriates.
Cornerstone Church, the church of Pastor John Hagee, held its 33rd annual Night to Honor Israel on Sunday with the largest donations to Holy Land going to organizations working in aliyah, or immigration to Israel. The international aliyah organization Nefesh B’Nefesh received the single largest gift, with a $500,000 donation. The Jewish Agency, which also deals in… Read more »
“The beneficent soul shall be made rich, and he that satisfieth abundantly shall be satisfied also himself.” (Proverbs 11:25) Wealthy British entertainer, Simon Cowell, attended a recent fundraiser dinner for the American Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) in Los Angeles. He amused guests and raised a whopping additional $.251 million for the event… Read more »
Cultivating the Integration of Ethiopian-Israelis into Military and Civilian Society. Ethiopian-Israelis tend to have exemplary service records: 90% of Ethiopian-Israeli combat soldiers complete their full military service as opposed to 70% of combat soldiers from other populations. Despite these high percentage rates, IDF research shows that soldiers from the Ethiopian community don’t reach their highest… Read more »
“… thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 19:18) The US-based Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) held a three-day gathering for lone soldiers last week at Dror Beach, south of Haifa. The term “lone soldier” refers to an Israeli soldier whose parents do not live in the country,… Read more »
IDF Captain Ziv Shilon was honored at a recent Friends of the Israel Defense Force dinner in New York. Two months later, he returned to the US at the invitation of two FIDF supporters. Shilon lost his left hand and the use of his right hand in Gaza in October of 2012. Now Morris Silverman… Read more »