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Soros donations to anti-Israel groups unsurprising and ‘shameful,’ says Erdan

Israel’s U.N. ambassador points out that funds sent by the billionaire investor “have never been about any solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Hundreds of young Jews with IfNotNow protest AIPAC's annual policy conference in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Hundreds of young Jews with IfNotNow protest AIPAC's annual policy conference in Washington, D.C., March 26, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan spoke out about the philanthropic priorities of 93-year-old George Soros, the longtime bankroller of left-wing activists and progressive Democrat politicians.

In response to research that $15 million from Soros has gone to groups that are organizing pro-Hamas protests around the country, Erdan told Fox News: “George Soros’ donations to organizations that seek the destruction of the State of Israel as a Jewish state is shameful. However, I am not surprised.”

He added that “for years, Soros has backed and transferred money to organizations supporting BDS that want to isolate Israel. … They have never been about real peace or any solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Of the activist funds provided through Soros’s networks, $13.7 million came through the Tides Center. Anti-Israel groups receiving grants included Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow, which both received hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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