The Israeli army's big, green donation machine
The army has tried to streamline the tens of millions of dollars organizations and individuals donate every year, but the system is still messy and some units get more goodies than others.
It's evening at a café in affluent north Tel Aviv. A woman is on the phone with her daughter, who is in basic training in the Israel Defense Forces’ Karakal combat unit. Once off the phone, she asks the woman sitting across the table if she knows of a potential donor for the unit. “They need fleece jackets and other items to keep them warm. In truth, I would take care of my...
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