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Revealed: Soros Gave $15 Million to Radical Groups Behind Pro-Hamas Protests

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  • 10/30/2023
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The Open Society Foundation (OSF), formally run by George Soros and now his son Alex, has been revealed to have given $15 million since 2016 to radical groups behind pro-Palestine and Pro-Hamas protests nationwide. 

The New York Post’s Rich Calder and Matthew Sedacca went through open society records, and found that most of the funding (13.7 million of it) went through the Tides Center, which then doles out funds to various initiatives. Among the groups Tides then moved funds to include:  

Illinois-based Adalah Justice Project, which on the day of the Oct. 7 massacre posted a photo on Instagram of a bulldozer tearing part of Israel’s border fence down and a caption: “Israeli colonizers believed they could indefinitely trap two million people in an open-air prison… no cage goes unchallenged.”

Members of the Palestinian advocacy group occupied California Rep. Ro Khanna’s office on Oct. 20 to demand he sign a resolution calling for ceasefire in Gaza. Adalah’s members also co-sponsored a rally that same day in Bryant Park where hostile demonstrators spewed antisemitic chants and waved a sign that read “I DO NOT CONDEMN HAMAS.”

It also gave $30,000 in 2020 to Desis Rising Up and Moving, another co-sponsor of the Bryant Park protest where 139 people were arrested, financial records show.

Among the groups directly funded by the OSF that Calder and Sedacca identified included $60k to the Arab American Association of New York, $1.5 million to Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and other far-left groups such as Jewish Voice for Peace, which got $650k, and If Not Now, which revived $400k. 

These are all groups that have, at the very minimum, excused terrorism - and at the worst, encouraged and celebrated it. The liberal media has long claimed that linking Soros to anything at all is anti-semitic, which leads to the obvious question of if it’s anti-semitic to link him to anti-semitism. 

Soros himself criticized the U.S. in 2007 for refusing to recognize the “democratically elected” terrorist Hamas government, or support Hamas in a future unity government with the West Bank. 

And as I’ve documented elsewhere, Soros has long funded anti-Israel groups both here and abroad. 

Soros has aimed to help build a relationship between the U.S. and Iran at the expense of Israel, two leaked OSF documents [from 2016] exposed. The OSF works closely with the leftist J Street, which Soros has been a donor to since 2008 (and is one of J Street’s largest individual donors). J Street has attempted to deny being funded by Soros, with founder Jeremy Ben-Ami joking in 2020 that the group got tagged as having Soros support “without the benefit of actually getting funded!” When it was confirmed through tax records that the “joke” was actually a statement of fact, J Street did a 180 and claimed they have “always said that [they] would be very pleased to have funding from Mr. Soros.” 

Leaked OSF documents helped reveal a web of grants to Palestinian and Israeli human rights groups (all of which are pro-Palestinian) that are part of a larger effort to influence Congress. Following Barack Obama taking office in 2009, the OSF saw an opportunity to weaken the Israel lobby’s influence in Washington, and began a project aimed to persuade European and U.S. leaders to “hold Israel accountable” for supposed violations of international law.

As Bloomberg’s Eli Lake summarizes:

It started with so much hope after Obama won the 2008 election. “The right-wing so called ‘pro-Israel’ lobby has lost some credibility by being closely associated with Bush Administration Middle East policies,” a 2013 summary of the foundation’s “Palestine/Israel International Advocacy Portfolio” said. “As the Obama Administration distances itself from these somehow discredited policies, space for reasonable, unbiased discussions in the policy deliberations, including criticism of Israeli policies, is opening.” 

Among the organizational funding by the OSF is $100k to Breaking the Silence, an organization that employs former IDF soldiers to push pro-Palestinian narratives. One leaked document explains the reasoning behind funding them: “Our theory of change was based on strengthening the advocacy efforts of civil society organizations and platforms in order to maintain sustained and targeted international advocacy that would oblige the international community (mostly Europe and America) to act and to hold Israel accountable to its obligations under the international law.”

One leaked review of the OSF’s Arab Regional Office’s work dated September 1, 2015, cited various regional achievements, including increased advocacy by Palestinians in Israel, challenging Israel’s “racist” policies, and casting doubt on Israel’s reputation as a democracy. “There have been a number of successes in challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies in the international arena and influencing EU-Israel bilateral negotiations,” the review states. We also learn of groups in the region Soros is funding, including the New Israel Fund ($837.5k from 2002 to 2015) and Adalah ($2.7 million). 

Matt Palumbo is the author of Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry and The Man Behind the Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros

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