|George Soros (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)|
By Jordan Zaitchik
B'nai Brith Canada
Recently leaked documents reveal that Jewish billionaire George Soros has and continues to fund several groups that advocate for the boycott of the Jewish State.
DCLeaks.com revealed that Soros, a business mogul of Hungarian-Jewish heritage, has a history of funding anti-Israel groups. Soros founded and continues to fund the following groups: PILI Foundation, Mada al-Carmel, The Galilee Society, Adalah, Al-Tufula Center, the New Israel Fund, Women Against Violence, Kayan-Feminist Organization, Ma’an, Injaz, Sidreh, Lakiya, Baladna, Arab Association for Human Rights, the Mossawa Center, National Committee of Heads of Arab Local Authorities in Israel, and Molad. All of these groups are anti-Israel and support the boycott and sanctions movement against the Jewish State. Some of these groups go so far as to claim that Israel does not have the right to exist nor do the Jewish people have a right to reside there.
Tablet reported that these groups have received huge sums of money from Soros' foundation. For example, Adalah, a group that accuses Israel of war crimes as well as advocated for world powers to sever diplomatic ties with the Jewish State, has received $2,688,561 in 14 grants since 2001.
I'lam, a Palestinian media centre, accused Israel of ethnic cleansing multiple times. It campaigns to convince people that the Jewish State does not have the right to exist. The Open Society Foundation has provided this group with $1,083,000 in nine grants since 2003.
The newest group that has received funding from Soros is the Black Lives Matter movement. The United States based movement is not primarily anti-Israel, on its website it describes its movement as a campaign "for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise." Recently, the Black Lives Matter movement expanded its campaign platform to endorse the boycott and sanctions movement against Israel. Soros has reportedly provided the movement with $650, 000 to be used for technical assistance.
Soros is estimated to be worth $23 billion, primarily using his wealth to fund world activism. He founded the Open Society Foundatios in 1979. The foundation's first venture provided scholarships to black students at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, by 2010 the organization grew to reach every region on the planet.
Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary to non-observant Jewish parents in 1930. When Soros was 13, he, like all Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary, was not allowed to attend school. He was forced to go into hiding soon afterward. In 1947, Soros immigrated to England and attended the London School of Economics. He started his career as a travelling salesman and eventually became a billionaire business mogul.