Israel is a very rich country. I see BMWs and convertibles all over. People have gorgeous homes with swimming pools. Check out Rishon West, Shoham, Herziyah, Omer, etc. Why do American jews continue to donate money here? They still believe 9and are led to believe by fundraisers) that Israel is a poor miskane country. Most of the people asking for money are getting a cut as fundraisers and very little goes to the "needy." In any event, the fundraisers should ask for donations here locally and not beg money from the "rich" amerikaim friarim.
Hungarian police find body of missing Israeli hiker, Israeli foreign ministry reports (Haaretz)