George Soros and J-Street

by MELANIE PHILLIPS September 29, 2010
The great Eli Lake has now shown that the J-Street lobby group, which despite its claims to be pro-Israel in fact works against its every interest, has secretly received funding from the billionaire financier George Soros, who funds a slew of organisations which are in the business of undermining western civilisation.
Soros’s contributions to J-Street, says Lake, represent no less than one third of the group’s revenue from US-based sources over the year between 2008 and 2009.
As Michael Goldfarb explains in the Weekly Standard, this revelation has totally smashed the credibility of J-Street, which had repeatedly given the strong impression that Soros -- who has taken a consistently hostile attitude towards Israel and criticised the US decision not to negotiate with Hamas -- was not one of their funders.
Now on American Thinker, Ed Lasky has gone one stage further. Drawing on a report on Politico, he firms up the link he had previously suggested between Soros and Obama’s right-hand man, David Axelrod:
I thought that was a logical presumption: Axelrod has a lot of experience creating fake grassroots groups such as J Street (so-called Astroturf groups) and also probably would have had dealings with Soros, the emperor of such groups as MoveOn.Org (and now J Street). This speculation now may have its smoking gun. Axelrod has been the beneficiary of Soros’s money in the recent past. Politico’s Ben Smith reports that Axelrod’s firm (he still has ties there and receives money from the relationship) has been on Soros’s payroll-at least indirectly. The ties go back to at least 2004...
The association between Axelrod and Soros makes perfect sense when you consider Axelrod’s extremist past as charted by Aaron Klein in his book The Manchurian Candidate. Drawing on information excavated by investigative blogger Trevor Loudon – who has done so much to expose the radical links within Obama’s background and current inner circle -- Klein writes that Axelrod ‘s career was heavily influenced by Communist Party radicals, including a paid Soviet agent.
While Soros, by contrast, undoubtedly did much to promote democracy within the former Soviet Union, he has nevertheless subsequently placed his fortune at the disposal of one subversive, anti-western, anti-Israel movement after another: drug legalisation,, Human Rights Watch. As Discover the Networks has written, his Open Society Institute
donates scores of millions of dollars annually to these various groups, whose major agendas can be summarized as follows:  
·         promoting the view that America is institutionally an oppressive nation
·         promoting the election of leftist political candidates throughout the United States
·         opposing virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by U.S. government, particularly the Patriot Act
·         depicting American military actions as unjust, unwarranted, and immoral
·         promoting open borders, mass immigration, and a watering down of current immigration laws
·         promoting a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs funded by ever-escalating taxes
·         promoting social welfare benefits and amnesty for illegal aliens
·         defending suspected anti-American terrorists and their abetters
·         financing the recruitment and training of future activist leaders of the political Left
·         advocating America’s unilateral disarmament and/or a steep reduction in its military spending
·         opposing the death penalty in all circumstances
·         promoting socialized medicine in the United States
·         promoting the tenets of radical environmentalism, whose ultimate goal, as writer Michael Berliner has explained, is “not clean air and clean water, [but] rather ... the demolition of technological/industrial civilization”
·         bringing American foreign policy under the control of the United Nations
·         promoting racial and ethnic preferences in academia and the business world alike.
And now J-Street can be added to the list.
Want to know how anti-American, anti-western, anti-Israel lunacy has gained so much traction throughout the world? Join the dots, folks. Contributing Editor Melanie Phillips is the author of the powerful and frightening "Londonistan" which can be purchased here and she blogs at The Spectator.

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