The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is the missing piece in much of the anti-Israel political activity going on in the United States.
David Rockefeller co-founded RBF with his four brothers in 1940. Winthrop became governor of Arkansas, Nelson became governor of New York and later Gerald Ford’s Vice President, while Lawrence and John D. Rockefeller III became influential philanthropists. David was the long-serving chairman of Chase Bank and occupied a position in New York, America, and the broader world that was unprecedented in his time and unlikely to ever be paralleled. He grew Chase into an international banking power, organized several major New York City building projects, including the World Trade Center; and co-founded the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, the Council of the Americas, and the International Executive Service Corp
RBF funds a variety of anti-Israel causes, including BDS hate groups. It plugged in over $4 million into J Street, the anti-Israel lobby.
$140,000 has been donated to JVP, an anti-Israel pro-terror BDS hate group. Another $60,000 has gone to If Not Now, a hybrid of J Street and JVP, a hate group which targets Jews for anti-Israel protests.
But the Rockefeller Brothers Fund also puts money into groups that have more direct terror ties, rather than just acting as a pro-terror lobby.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), a major American foundation that contributes to many pro-Palestinian causes, gave grants to organizations which funnel money and support to terrorist groups, and continued to do so after being told about the NGOs’ activities, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
The two organizations are Education for Just Peace in the Middle East, also known as the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and Defense for Children International-Palestine, which received grants of $60,000 and $25,000, respectively, from the RBF in March 2017.
Consul-General to New York Dani Dayan said on Monday that he met with RBF president Stephen Heintz in early 2017 to inform him of these connections. Dayan came to the meeting with documentation on RBF-funded NGOs that encourage terrorism or do not recognize Israel’s right to exist.
RBF predictably shrugged.
DCI-P general assembly president Nasser Ibrahim, a former editor of the PFLP’s weekly publication, can be seen in a 2015 video claiming Palestinians have a “right of resistance,” including the right to “raise the gun.” He also co-wrote The Palestinian Intifada: Cry Freedom, a 2002 book in which he said, “Every checkpoint, every soldier and every settler are legitimate targets in the struggle for freedom… everything becomes a target: Jerusalem, Haifa, Hadera, Tel Aviv, Ashkelon, the settlements.”
Last week, Tablet online magazine reported how the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a major US-based organization calling to boycott Israel, facilitates the funneling of tax-free donations to several Palestinian terrorist groups, including the PFLP, Hamas and Islamic Jihad
And that’s not counting the groups that just advocate for the destruction of Israel and the ethnic cleansing of Jews.
Grassroots Jerusalem (Latest grant: $100,000 for 2 years, November 2017, for general support; : Its website states that “Grassroots Jerusalem strongly supports the global BDS call as a strategic tool to hold ‘Israel’ accountable for its oppression of the Palestinian people” (scare quotes in original). Grassroots Jerusalem officials have stated that “Non-violence is a privilege, impossible to implement,” and that “It’s ridiculous when the Palestinian Authority talks about co-existing with Israel.”
Middle East Children’s Alliance (Latest grant: $140,000 for 2 years, August 2016, for its Creative Palestinian Communities Fund): MECA organizes delegations to “Palestine/Israel” where participants can learn “about the origins of the Palestinian refugees and the Right of Return, and how it can be implemented” (emphasis added). MECA founder and Executive Director Barbara Lubin wrote “I think that the Jewish State is racist to the core.”
Zochrot (Latest grant: $40,000 for 2 years, 2018, general support) Supports a “One State Solution” or a “de-Zionized Palestine,” and refers to Israel as having an “ethnicized and racialized Zionist” system.
Those are a few examples.
And this is where J Street and If Not Now get their money, sharing a funding source with BDS groups calling openly for the destruction of Israel, and even with terrorist groups.