Amer­i­can donors open their pock­ets for Du­vde­van unit

Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • Jerusalem Post Staff Akerman)

Maybe it’s thanks to Fauda, the hit Ne­flix se­ries that helped make the IDF un­der­cover Du­vde­van unit fa­mous around the world. But ac­cord­ing to the New York Daily News, a fund-rais­ing event on Mon­day at a ritzy New York kosher steak house raised over $250,000 for the counter-in­tel­li­gence di­vi­sion of Is­rael’s Com­mando Brigade, which mostly op­er­ates un­der­cover in the West Bank.

Hosted by the Du­vde­van Foun­da­tion at the Re­serve Cut restau­rant, the event was at­tended by 100 VIP guests in­clud­ing Jor­dache founder Ralph Nakash, nightlife op­er­a­tor David Einhorn, pub­lic re­la­tions ex­ec­u­tive Ronn Torossian, Har­vey We­in­stein’s de­fense at­tor­ney Ben­jamin Braf­man, re­al­ity TV star Siggy Flicker and Is­raeli con­sul-gen­eral in New York Dani Dayan.

The Du­vde­van Foun­da­tion was es­tab­lished in 1992, and is headed by Ita­mar Giron. Ac­cord­ing to the Daily News, in­vites to Mon­day’s fund-raiser of­fered guests the op­por­tu­nity to “gain in­sight and learn about the Is­raeli spe­cial forces un­der­cover unit Du­vdean,” in­clud­ing ob­jec­tives like “tar­geted killings, kid­nap­pings and a range of other un­der­cover oper­a­tions which are clas­si­fied.”

Mem­ber of the spe­cial ops unit were on hand, but pho­tos of them were strictly for­bid­den, the re­port added.

DORON BEN-DAVID and Lior Raz star in the hit Net­flix show ‘Fauda.’(Ro­nen

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