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12 Jun, 2013

American Jews fund $2.2 million gym for Israel’s Mossad – Haaretz

Each year Friends of the IDF takes in hundreds of millions of dollars from American Jews on behalf of Israeli soldiers. At its last gala dinner in New York, the organization took in $27 million in one evening. The money is used for recreation and the general welfare of IDF soldiers, most of them young conscripts.

It’s surprising that an agency like the Mossad needs to seek funds from American Jews. Although the Mossad’s researchers, spies and other employees do arduous and sometimes extremely dangerous work for Israel’s national security, they’re not military draftees. They’re working for the Mossad of their own free will, and they receive handsome salaries.

Read the rest: American Jews fund $2.2 million gym for Israel’s Mossad – Diplomania Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper.