Last week, at the glamorous Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Manhattan, the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces held its annual gala dinner. In a photograph from the event, the FIDF’s national director, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak (Jerry) Gershon is smiling beside donors and wounded soldiers flown in from Israel to encourage guests to open their wallets. Gershon should be pleased: according to various reports,...