Thursday, September 8, 2011

Step 1: Get Charity Donations From Well-Meaning American Jews; Step 2: Use Money to Finance Israel’s Far Left

By Barry Rubin

 A newly leaked U.S. Embassy cable provides a startling revelation not so much of extremist anti-Israel views of one high-ranking New Israel Fund official but how money supposedly raised for good deeds pays for full-time radical activists and finances the Israeli political far-left. 

And this introduced the complex story of an Israeli social protest movement torn between trying to solve real problems by very specific reforms and seeking to bring down the government and transform Israel into a version of an economically faltering European welfare state.

The main interest of a Wickileaks leak is not that one New Israel Fund official wants Israel to disappear but how money given to help poor and underprivileged people ends up paying salaries for scores of left-wing activists who are neither poor nor underprivileged.

Or, to put it another way, is the New Israel Fund the Israeli-oriented version of George Soros?

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