Anti-Israel, Soros-Funded Group Storms Capitol

Activists are upset because politicians aren’t putting enough pressure on Israel to end its retaliation attacks on Hamas strongholds in Gaza. This week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim advocacy group with ties to Hamas, lobbied members of Congress for a ceasefire in letters.

During demonstrations on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, anti-Israel groups sponsored by progressive donor George Soros made accusations that the Israeli government is guilty of genocide.

Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow brought hundreds of protestors into the Capitol to demand that the Israeli government proclaim a ceasefire in response to recent Hamas attacks on Israel. Jewish Voice for Peace, which calls itself the most significant progressive Jewish anti-Zionist organization globally, has stated that it would not remain silent as the Israeli government conducts genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.

Soros’s philanthropic foundation, the Open Society Foundation, supports both groups financially. Since 2017, Jewish Voice for Peace has received $650,000 from Open Society to support their human rights advocacy in the Middle East. In 2021, Open Society gave the organization a grant for two years. Open Society’s grant database shows that the organization received $400,000 in 2019 and 2021.

During the speech outside the Capitol on Wednesday, Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib voiced her concerns to President Joe Biden on the need for a ceasefire.

The Squad member also brought up the false claim that an Israeli rocket hit and destroyed a hospital in Gaza. On Wednesday, Biden said that it was likely that nearby Islamic Jihad militants accidentally fired the missile.

Jewish Voice for Peace said that several protestors were detained by Capitol Police as they unfurled banners from an inside balcony. It is unclear whether protesters outside the office of Rep. Randy Weber (R., Texas) were members of Jewish Voice for Peace or IfNotNow, but they tore down an I Stand with Israel sign.

Jewish Voice for Peace blamed Israel for the Hamas attack that killed 1,200 Jews and rounded up others. They claimed that all oppressed people eventually organized for their liberation.

All of us are deserving of freedom, security, and parity. The only way to get there is to eliminate the causes of violence, starting with the involvement of our own government.