Tuesday, August 16, 2016
If you judge people by the company they keep, it’s fair to question Hillary Clinton’s commitment to Israel.
That’s because one of her biggest money men, George Soros, was just exposed as heavily funding groups dedicated to slurring Israel as “racist and anti-democratic.”
Last weekend, Soros’ Open Society Foundations was hacked and its confidential reports published on an anti-Jewish Web site with links to Russian intelligence.
The disclosures show Soros gave $10 million to groups whose aims include delegitimizing Israel, pressuring governments to sever ties with the Jewish state and attempting to undermine its Jewish character.
One group, which got $2.7 million in Soros grants, accuses Israel of “ethnic cleansing” and spread the since-discredited lie that Israeli soldiers massacred Palestinian civilians at Jenin in 2002.
Soros has criticized Israel before. He even blamed Israeli policies for the growth of anti-Semitism in Europe (and compared the United States to Nazi Germany). And earlier reports found that his Open Society has given tens of millions annually to groups that wage “political warfare” against Israel.
But the documents show he now prefers to “maintain a low profile and relative distance” from his Palestinian grants, “particularly on the advocacy front.”
He’s also funded Ploughshares, which created the echo chamber that spread the White House lies on its Iran nuke deal.
Soros spent $13 million this cycle alone to send Clinton to the White House and Democrats to Congress. That includes $8 million to pro-Clinton super PACs.
Will they, and Hillary in particular, repudiate his support and return his money? Not likely. Rather, Clinton says, “We need people like George Soros, who is fearless and willing to step up when it counts.”
Soros has certainly stepped up against Israel. And unless Hillary Clinton publicly and clearly says otherwise, voters should assume she stands with him.