One of the largest left-wing dark money networks has funneled more than $10 million to anti-Israel causes over the past five years, according to records reviewed by The Post, as the embattled Jewish state faces calls for its destruction in demonstrations across the US during its war against Hamas terrorists.Washington DC- based Arabella Advisors contributes to an array of progressive nonprofits through its New Venture Fund, Hopewell Fund, Sixteen Thirty Fund, North Fund, and Windward Fund, which have given a combined $10,833,396 to anti-Israel groups since 2018.Those nonprofits have gone on to support radical Palestinian activist groups that have been linked to terrorism and agitated against US support for Israel in the wake of the Oct. 7 terror attack by Hamas jihadists that killed more than 1,400 people — including at least 33 Americans.The largest share went to NEO Philanthropy, which collected $5,161,465 from four of the five funds since 2018, and runs a project founded by antisemitic activist Linda Sarsour.MPower Change, Sarsour’s project, circulated false information from Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry about casualties from a missile that struck a hospital last week — despite US intelligence and the Israeli military confirming that terrorists fired the rocket.The group also promoted a Democratic Socialists of America-led rally in New York City this month, where protesters displayed antisemitic signs including a Nazi swastika.Another activist group, One Arizona, has received $2,327,000 from the New Venture Fund, Hopewell Fund and Windward Fund since 2018, according to tax filings collected by ProPublica.The group sponsors the Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander for Equity, which called on followers in an Instagram post “to support Palestine and the fight against western imperialism.”During Israel’s last conflict with Hamas in May 2021, the Alliance for Youth Action, which has taken $2,200,000 from the Sixteen Thirty Fund since 2018, referred to the rocket attacks launched from Gaza as a “fight for liberation.”The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, which received $400,000 in 2019 and 2020, also said amid the conflict that “Israel’s occupation” and US support for its “genocide” against Palestinians was “unconscionable.”The Alliance for Global Justice also took $473,000 from the Windward Fund and New Venture Fund, tax filings from 2020 and 2021 show, even as it sponsored the Israeli-designated terrorist group Samidoun.The Washington Examiner first reported on those terror links last year, prompting Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Paypal to bar Samidoun from their payment processing services.The Alliance for Global Justice has responded to the Hamas attacks by circulating statements from Venezuela’s authoritarian leader Nicolas Maduro against Israel and referring to its military response as a “Zionist onslaught.”Another group, Grassroots for Global Justice, has taken $110,000 since 2019 from the Windward Fund, according to tax filings, funneling the money to organizations like the Palestinian Youth Movement, which blamed Israel for Hamas’ atrocities and held rallies in Washington, DC, and New York City.“They’ve got tanks; we’ve got hang gliders,” a speaker for the Palestinian Youth Movement said at the protest in the Big Apple, referencing Hamas terrorists who paraglided into an Israeli music festival to massacre 260 civilians.“Glory to all the resistance fighters,” the speaker said.The IfNotNow Movement, which has raked in $62,000 since 2020 from the Sixteen Thirty Fund, helped organize protests earlier this month at the White House and US Capitol and have stated that “Israel’s apartheid system” provoked the terrorist attacks.The New Venture Fund also gave $40,000 to the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which shared a template on Instagram to help others denounce school administrators or employers who issue statements “in support of Israel.”Rep. Rashida Tlaib (R-Mich.), who refuses to retract a false statement of her own about the Gaza hospital explosion, will also be the keynote speaker at a CAIR Arizona banquet on Nov. 18.Other groups like the Education for Liberation Network and Muslims for Progressive Values, which received roughly $60,000 from the New Venture Fund combined, have taught schoolchildren that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a “struggle against occupation” and amplified that reports of Hamas raping women and burning Israeli parents and children alive were false.Arabella Advisors reported more than $1 billion in revenue in 2020, according to its tax filings. Founded in 2005 by former Clinton administration official Eric Kessler, the for-profit firm is not required to disclose its donors, though left-wing billionaires George Soros and Pierre Omidyar have volunteered multi-million dollar contributions to the fund.
26 Ekim 2023 - 22:00
Liberal dark money network has donated $10M to anti-Israel causes
One of the largest left-wing dark money networks has funneled more than $10 million to anti-Israel causes over the past five years, according to records reviewed by The Post, as the embattled Jewis…
26 Ekim 2023 - 22:00