The fine hand of George Soros

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George Soros is discussing possible funding of efforts to create  a group to counter AIPAC. Call it the anti—AIPAC. Or maybe just Bizzaro AIPAC. Soros, of course, seeks to influence Us Policy towards Israel because earning a large fortune in the currency markets has taught him so many valuable lessons. JTA reports:

A top staffer for billionaire philanthropist George Soros met recently with senior representatives of the dovish pro—Israel community to discuss setting up an alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, JTA has learned.

Morton Halperin, a director of Soros' Open Society Institute and a veteran of senior positions in the Clinton, Nixon and Johnson administrations, confirmed to JTA that the meeting took place late last month. He would not add details.

This is a man who admits he is anti—Israel. From an interview with the New York Times' Deboarh Solomon:
  
These days, you also seem down on Israel.

I am very critical of Israel, but since I don't live there, I don't feel that I should be particularly vocal in my criticisms.

Do fellow philanthropists ever criticize you for not extending your charity to Israel?

Not to my face. My foundation actually supports the rights of the Arab citizens in Israel.

Soros also funds Human Rights Watch, a group that has a notorious anti—Israel bias. He admits he has no committment to Jewish causes, per se, and blames Israel and fellow Jews for creating anti—Semitism in the world.

Ed Lasky  10 11 06

George Soros is discussing possible funding of efforts to create  a group to counter AIPAC. Call it the anti—AIPAC. Or maybe just Bizzaro AIPAC. Soros, of course, seeks to influence Us Policy towards Israel because earning a large fortune in the currency markets has taught him so many valuable lessons. JTA reports:

A top staffer for billionaire philanthropist George Soros met recently with senior representatives of the dovish pro—Israel community to discuss setting up an alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, JTA has learned.

Morton Halperin, a director of Soros' Open Society Institute and a veteran of senior positions in the Clinton, Nixon and Johnson administrations, confirmed to JTA that the meeting took place late last month. He would not add details.

This is a man who admits he is anti—Israel. From an interview with the New York Times' Deboarh Solomon:
  
These days, you also seem down on Israel.

I am very critical of Israel, but since I don't live there, I don't feel that I should be particularly vocal in my criticisms.

Do fellow philanthropists ever criticize you for not extending your charity to Israel?

Not to my face. My foundation actually supports the rights of the Arab citizens in Israel.

Soros also funds Human Rights Watch, a group that has a notorious anti—Israel bias. He admits he has no committment to Jewish causes, per se, and blames Israel and fellow Jews for creating anti—Semitism in the world.

Ed Lasky  10 11 06