Following in father Fred’s footsteps, Donald Trump, who donated generously to resettle the exiled Jews of Gush Katif, Gaza, has given generously to Jewish and Israeli causes for well over 40 years.
– Chronology of donations & awards starting in the 1970’s.
By Dan Feinreich
NEW YORK — After seeing so many Jews say such horrible things about him, I decided to look further into Trump’s background to learn more about his feelings toward the Jews. This is what I learned:
On Donald Trump’s Trump Tower office wall is his ‘Tree of Life’ plaque.- Screenshot: attorneys defending israel-blogspot-12/2015
Let’s start with the biggest influence in Donald Trump’s life, his father. Continue Reading »
Philanthropist and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, donates 2 million face masks to New York & Nevada hospitals from which 250K of the masks will go to the Trump administration’s program to assist health workers.
By Marcy Oster/JTA
Billionaire casino magnate and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson has donated about 2 million face masks to hospitals and first responders in New York and Nevada.
The Jewish Insider website first reported the donation, citing an unnamed source close to Adelson.
The masks were made in China and paid for by Adelson.
Some 250,000 of the masks will go to the Trump administration’s program to assist health workers. Continue Reading »
While visiting Israel with her family, Facebook COO donated an ambucycle to the Israeli EMS organization, saying how she was “in awe of these brave women and all of the United Hatzalah volunteers, who race toward people when they need help most.”
By JNS , Israel Hayom Staff
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her family dedicated a new ambulance to Israeli EMS organization United Hatzalah during a visit to the organization’s national headquarters in Jerusalem last week.
The ambulance will be stationed in the southern city of Sderot, servicing the city and surrounding area that is often victim to Hamas rocket fire from Gaza. Continue Reading »
The donation of 2,000 pairs of sandals to Syrian children by Teva Naot, estimated at $70,000, was delivered by the NGO Israel Flying Aid.
• Teva Naot CEO Michael Iluz, “The decision to donate is a humanitarian one, in the hope that this small step will lead to better neighborly relations in the future.”
By Hili Yacobi-Handelsman and Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli shoemaker Teva Naot recently donated 2,000 sandals to Syrian children.
“The decision to donate is a humanitarian one,” Teva Naot CEO Michael Iluz said, “in the hope that this small step will lead to better neighborly relations in the future.” Continue Reading »
New IDF regulations prevent parents from retrieving single son soldiers from battle, and now direct donations to soldiers from civilian organizations or individuals, which was once common, in now forbidden under the new IDF regulations.
By Yoav Zeitoun
A new decree issued by the IDF stipulates that parents with one son who consent to him serving in a combat capacity will not be able to annul the agreement. Prior to this decision, parents who had a change of heart could force the army to send out a retrieval unit to extract their son from the battlefield.
The policy change was influenced by incidents which took place during Operation Protective Edge 2014, in which nine parents had decided to retract their previous consent to have their son serve as a fighter. Continue Reading »
Jay Leno raises $50,000 for Israeli EMS service at sold-out special concert-fundraiser in New York for United Hatzalah.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Comedian Jay Leno raised $50,000 for and donated a $36,000 fully equipped ambulance to United Hatzalah at a sold-out special concert fundraiser for Israel’s largest volunteer EMS service at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday.
Comedian Jay Leno at a fundraiser for the Israeli EMS service United Hatzalah in New York, April 10, 2016. – Photo: YADIN GOLDMAN
The former Tonight Show host performed a long comedy set and called Eli Beer, the founder and president of the organization, up to the stage after his act, telling him: “What you guys are doing is so special, I am so proud to be here and be part of it. Continue Reading »
The Thai Ambassador, Angsana Sihapitak, accepts donation that were collected in small amounts from visitors who entered the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo raffle, from Tamar, an Israeli elephant.
Yori Yalon, Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
Thai Ambassador to Israel Angsana Sihapitak received Thursday a $1,500 donation from the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo for an elephant hospital in Lampang — and the check was personally delivered by an elephant named Tamar.
Tamar presents Thai Ambassador to Israel Angsana Sihapitak with the donation – Photo: Reuters
Tamar, an Asian elephant, held the giant check in her trunk, presenting it to Sihapitak.
“I will forward it to the elephant hospital to Lampang [in accordance with] the objective of this donation,” Sihapitak said, adding that she was very grateful for the kindness and cooperation from Israel to help the Thai elephants. Continue Reading »
American filmmaker Steve Tisch, and a co-owner of the NY Giants Football team, has just donated $10 million to TAU’s Department of Film & Television.
By Moshe Cohen
Steve Tisch, a world-renowned filmmaker and a co-owner of the New York Football Giants, has donated $10 million to Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television. The donation comes amidst a boom in the Israeli film and television industry – with much of it driven by TAU alumni – and will help fuel its continued growth across the globe, a spokesperson for Tisch said. With the expansion, the prestigious department will become a full school named “The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television” at Tel Aviv University. Continue Reading »