OAN’s Brooke Mallory
1:41 PM – Tuesday, November 28, 2023
George Soros, a far-left Democrat party megadonor, provided financial support to an anti-Israel organization that has been accused of backing Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist groups.
According to recently disclosed grant records, the billionaire’s Open Society Foundations empire’s major grant maker, the Soros-backed Foundation to Promote Open Society, gave $250,000 in 2022 to Education for Just Peace in the Middle East, a nonprofit group that has allegedly financially supported the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions National Committee (BDS).
This same nonprofit, also referred to as the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, is among the pro-ceasefire protest organizers who have expressed support for Hamas, the group whose onslaught against Israel resulted in the deaths of over 1,200 people, in addition to the abduction of hundreds of innocent hostages.
The Anti-Defamation League says that since October 7th, anti-Semitism in the United States has increased by at least 400%.
The Foundation to Promote Open Society gave Education for Just Peace in the Middle East—the official name USCPR files under with the IRS—a total of $450,000 in grants between 2018 and 2021, according to their records.
In October, a Hilton hotel notably canceled USCPR’s national conference following a Washington Examiner piece detailing how “Squad” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) was scheduled to give the keynote address.
The BDS National Committee, whose website lists the Council of National and Islamic Forces in Palestine as a member, was sponsored by an anti-Israel network that was made public by Tablet in 2018.
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs think tank and the U.S. State Department claim that the council has members that are U.S.-designated terrorist groups, including the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and the Palestinian Liberation Front.
“This may have allowed USCPR to facilitate tax-exempt donations to foreign political entities, possibly in violation of IRS laws governing fiscal sponsorships,” said Benjamin Baird, director of Middle East Forum Action, a watchdog tracking terror-tied nonprofit group.
The anti-Zionist network received a 2022 grant from the Foundation to Promote Open Society for “general support,” but an earlier 2018 award was intended “to expand the grantee’s organizing support for national partners and to upgrade their communications capacity in order to promote freedom, justice, and equality in a world without racism and oppression,” records showed.
On its website, USCPR features a “resources” button titled “Find a Protest: Stop the Gaza Genocide.”
USCPR signed a statement in August 2022 denouncing Israel’s decision to identify six Palestinian groups as proxies for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terror group. The page has connections on social media to large pro-Palestine and anti-Israel demonstrations in big cities, including one that happened on Monday in Oakland, California, which aimed to persuade the Oakland City Council to back a ceasefire.
Based on information from the Israeli watchdog group NGO Monitor, the Oakland rally was coordinated by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, a Tides Center project that has honored Muslim terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Furthermore, according to the Washington Examiner, USCPR assisted in planning the pro-Palestinian Nov. 4th National March on Washington, which resulted in anti-Semitic chants, graffiti, and the support of nonprofit organizations with ties to terrorist groups.
NGO Monitor also reported that Jewish Voices for Peace, a pro-Palestinian organization whose advocacy arm co-sponsored a violent protest at the Democratic National Committee in mid-November, is a part of USCPR’s network.
Additionally, the watchdog stated that WESPAC Foundation, a leftist nonprofit in New York that has advocated for Ahmad Saadat’s release, the long-time head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and American Muslims for Palestine had also done so.
USCPR is receiving assistance from several prominent liberal grantmakers in addition to the Foundation to Promote Open Society. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a private organization founded in 1940 by the sons of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, has given $580,000 to Education for Just Peace in the Middle East in recent years, according to a Washington Free Beacon article.
Back in June, Soros announced that he would be handing over his business operations and empire, worth $25 billion at the very least, to his son, Alexander “Alex” Soros. However, it was not reported when exactly he would be specifically taking the reins.
After a falling out transpired between Alex and his 52-year-old half-brother Jonathan Soros over two senior hires at the family’s investment company, Alex was able to win his father’s trust, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
On Monday, Alex Soros falsely claimed on X (Twitter) that crime runs the most rampant in conservative cities, however, fact-checkers on the platform quickly made note that the top 5 cities in the U.S. with the highest murder rates were all Democrat-run.
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