Pictures: Star-studded event raises record $33 million for IDF

Celebrities show their support for the Israeli Defense Forces at a gala in Los Angeles.

Arnold schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Haim Saban at FIDF Gala. (photo credit: PETER HALMAGYI)

Arnold schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone and Haim Saban at FIDF Gala. (photo credit: PETER HALMAGYI)

Jerusalem Post (Nov 7) — The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) kicked off a fundraiser in Hollywood on Thursday evening to honor Israeli soldiers and the Defense Establishment.

A-listers such as Barbra Streisand, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone were among the more than 1,200 guests that showed up at the iconic Beverly Hilton Hotel for the annual event.

Pamela Anderson, who also attended, showed her love for the holy land and said that “Israel is magical. It is one of my favorite places to be. A mixture of old and new, arts, music, freedom. The people of Israel are interesting, aware and generous. You can see they are very senstive to the world’s problems. Israel is a place everyone must experience.”

Israeli celebrities also showed face, including actor Moran Atias, musician Idan Reichel and actor Noa Tishbi.

Haim Saban, the man behind the event, announced that the even raised a record 33.5 million dollars for the IDF.

Model Joanna Krupa, Chris Tucker, and Haim Saban at FIDF Gala. (photo credit: PETER HALMAGYI)

Model Joanna Krupa, Chris Tucker, and Haim Saban at FIDF Gala. (photo credit: PETER HALMAGYI)

Haim Saban and Pamela Anderson at FIDF Gala. (photo credit: PETER HALMAGYI)

Haim Saban and Pamela Anderson at FIDF Gala. (photo credit: PETER HALMAGYI)

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