Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs confirms Soros support of numerous BDS organizations, many currently blacklisted by Israel.
George Soros, the Jewish billionaire from Hungary, financially supports numerous organizations associated with the BDS movement, some of which are currently blacklisted by the State of Israel.
Israel’s Ministry of Strategic affairs confirmed Soros’s support this week, releasing a report on his financial givings to numerous organizations affiliated with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS), Minister Gilad Erdan confirming the reports.
In January of this year, Israel officially blacklisted 20 international organizations, barring their senior members from entering Israel, in response to their efforts against the state. Erdan stated at the time “The state of Israel will actively prevent such groups from spreading their falsehoods and odious methods from within the country.”
The BDS movement targets Israel and organizations and governments working with or supporting the State of Israel. It is mainly active in lobbying efforts, academia and entertainment, using celebrities, politicians and academics as spokesmen for its efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state. It presses for boycotts of Israeli products, businesses and citizens, as well as refusal to perform or visit Israel.
The movement is deeply rooted in anti-Semitism, and has fueled international hate and action against the Jewish state and Jewish communities globally.
The BDS movement claims it was created as a “global movement for a campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights was initiated by Palestinian civil society in 2005, and is coordinated by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), established in 2007. BDS is a strategy that allows people of conscience to play an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice.”
Soros is the founder of the Open Society Foundation, a known anti-Israel organization. Hacks on the organization’s emails in 2016 showed the organization claiming it’s “number of successes in challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies in the international arena and influencing EU-Israel bilateral negotiations.”