Following its recent record-breaking national gala, which raised more than $35 million in New York, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces hosted the Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, for a dinner and meeting late last month. They were joined by 20 of the organization’s supporters and leaders.

During the meeting at a New York hotel, Gen. Eisenkot gave a broad overview of the strategic reality facing Israel’s military today. He commended FIDF’s activities, which have an important effect on Israeli society and IDF soldiers.