At N.Y. Gala, Israeli Army's Media Machine Is at Its Most Oiled

With spotlight on Iranian missile seizure and suave Israeli pilots, Friends of IDF fundraiser rakes in $20 million.

The Waldorf ballroom - all three of its gilded tiers - was packed this past Tuesday night, as one of New York’s more visible and popular Jewish charities, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, celebrated its annual gala dinner.