Oct 30, 2023
According to a report in the New York Post, Hungarian-American business magnate George Soros has provided over $15 million in funding to pro-Palestinian groups since 2016. These groups organized protests in support of Hamas' October 7 attack on Israel at New York's Bryant Park.
The Post reported that Open Society Foundations records reveal George Soros' grant-making network allocated $13.7 million through the Tides Center, a well-funded advocacy group that supports various nonprofits that have defended Hamas' violent attacks.
This advocacy group has asserted that Palestinians were the primary "victims" in their interactions with the Jewish state. One of the beneficiaries of the Tides Center is the Adalah Justice Project based in Illinois, which posted a photo on Instagram on the day when Hamas launched its attack on Israel's southern territory.
“Israeli colonisers believed they could indefinitely trap two million people in an open-air prison … no cage goes unchallenged,” the post reportedly read.
Members of a Palestinian advocacy group occupied the office of California Representative Ro Khanna on October 20, urging him to endorse a resolution for a ceasefire in Gaza. The New York Post reported that Adalah's members co-sponsored a rally at Bryant Park the same day, during which hostile demonstrators chanted anti-Semitic slogans and displayed a sign saying "I do not Condemn Hamas."
The report also indicates that in 2020, Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, and provided $30,000 in funding to Desis Rising Up and Moving, which was another co-sponsor of the Bryant Park protest where 139 individuals were arrested, as shown in financial records.
Soros' Foundations "contributed $60,000 in 2018 to the Arab American Association of New York, a group co-founded by politically connected activist Linda Sarsour that assisted in organizing a 'Flood Brooklyn for Palestine' protest in Bay Ridge on October 21," as reported by The Post.
The ongoing protests, demonstrators have been heard calling for the "eradication of Israel" and were seen displaying the Israeli flag in a trash bin with a sign that said, "Please keep the world clean!"
Additionally, Soros-backed Palestinian advocacy groups, "Jewish Voice for Peace" and "If Not Now," received funding amounts of $650,000 and $400,000, respectively, as reported by The New York Post. These groups co-sponsored the Bryant Park rally, and their members were among the protesters who gathered at the U.S. Capitol complex on October 18.
Jewish Voice for Peace occupied Khanna's office and attributed the Hamas attacks to Israel, claiming that "Israeli apartheid and occupation" and U.S. complicity were the root causes of the violence. Open Society Foundations granted $1.5 million to Adalah's parent organization, Adalah—The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, with $800,000 disbursed before the legal center severed its relationship with the American organization in 2018. This legal center primarily focuses on advancing human rights in Israel.
Dan Schneider, Vice President of the conservative watchdog group Media Research Center, mentioned that George Soros, a Holocaust survivor, has a history of opposing Israel and supporting groups sympathetic to terrorists.
Schneider, who, in a recent collaboration with MRC Founder and President Brent Bozell, called on George Soros to halt his funding to pro-Hamas groups, said this to the New York Post. “George Soros and his son Alex have a long history of supporting the most radical organisations across the planet, and that includes pro-Hamas organisations that support the most heinous kind of behavior.”
“We’ve called on George Soros to withdraw this funding, but he seems very determined to continue supporting antisemitic organisations that want to upend western civilisation,” he added.