How foreign donors reshaped Israel: A who's who
Israel has always received financial support from the Diaspora. But a handful of wealthy individuals have used their money to change the country in profound ways.
Foreign philanthropy has always been important to the State of Israel. In the early days, money donated from abroad was used for things like purchasing land, establishing communities and building public institutions. The funds are still streaming in today, to the tune of an estimated NIS 10 billion a year from Diaspora Jewry.