The defeat of Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demonstrate the rising political influence of Israeli Arabs– for the first a Palestinian party is a member of a government coalition – and the anti-Israel lobby in the USA. Since the return of the Democrats to power the US-Israel relations have been deteriorating. In fact, Trump, who has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, might have been the most pro-Israeli president in American history. Most Democrats are known to be critical of ex-prime minister Netanyahu’s policy in the region while the progressive ones even express anti-Semitic sentiments.
Despite Biden’s public support for Israel amid the latest clashes between the Israelis and Palestinians, the left wing lawmakers appear to blame Israel rather than Hamas terrorists for the violence. To push the U.S. administration to rethink relationship with Israel, pro-Palestinian American elites have been using proxies. Over decades, left wing billionaire George Soros has been attempting to discredit the Jewish state and weaken the pro-Israel lobby’s influence in Washington. It was revealed in 2016 that Soros’ organization, then known as the Open Society Institute, had begun an ambitious project in 2009 to persuade Europe and the US to “hold Israel accountable” for violations of international law.
The leftist business mogul never criticizes Palestine or Hamas in his speeches while pouring millions of dollars into anti-Israeli initiatives. Thus, The Open Society Foundations (OFS) finance Al-Haq and The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), both of which have links to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a terrorist organization designated as such by the US, EU, Canada and Israel. These NGOs are leaders in anti-Israel lawfare campaigns.
Soros’ foundations also provide financial assistance to the American and European organizations tied to the global anti-Jewish movement BDS, such as The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and The American Friends Service Committee. Besides, Soros-funded groups support progressive Democrats Ilhan Omar and Rashid Tlaib who have recently accused Israel of “terrorism” amid the fatal clashes with Hamas.
Finally, the OSF finances the Black Lives Matter movement, yet another tool in Soros’ war against the Jewish state. According to the New York Post, BLM has thrown its full support behind the Palestinians in the ongoing bloody conflict between Hamas and Israel. The protest group harshly spreads anti-Semitic statements referring to Palestine as “an apartheid state”. BLM activists also blame the Israel police for training American cops to commit racist acts of murder while advocating “the eradication of Israel”.
Apparently, Soros influence goes beyond this. Here’s the OSF list of donations to various NGO’s from 2015 to 2018 to promote its anti-Israel agenda:
The OSF’s 2020 budget was valued at over $1.2 billion and divided between seven regions while $34.3 million was allocated to projects in the Middle East and North Africa. Soros’ foundations still provide grants to controversial and politicized NGOs engaged in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including Breaking the silence, Gisha and The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI). The Open Society Foundations continue financing outlets and journalists to present and promote a distorted version of the conflict based only on the Palestinian narrative.
It’s no coincidence that the OSF gave money to political activist Michael Sfard to write his book The Gate and The Wall: Israel, Palestine and The Legal Battle for Human Rights. Soros-funded organizations have been also orchestrated pro-Palestinian demonstrations and protests in Israel, America and Europe. The NGO’s activity along with the rise of violence have increased tensions in the region and certainly influenced the outcome of 2021 Israeli elections. So, it remains to be seen whether Israel’s new Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, will allow Soros-supported radical groups to undermine or even destroy the Jewish state.