Below are some NGOs which you might have heard about in the news or any media, or have at least an idea about their activities, along with the explanation of the involvement of George Soros.
I remember when I was in high school, people from this NGO came to my class offering to take Lebanese students to study for a year in the USA. Some of the AMIDEAST founders are CIA officers. AMIDEAST supposedly aims at enhancing cooperation between the people of the USA and those of the Middle East. It is financially supported directly by the Open Society Foundations (Soros’ foundations).
Human Rights Watch
Originally founded to ensure that the ex-Soviet countries are complying with theHelsinki Accords, HRW is another NGO on the payroll of Soros. In 2010, he directly gave a $100 million gift to them through his Open Society Foundations. He said:“Human Rights Watch is one of the most effective organizations I support… Human rights underpin our greatest aspirations: they’re at the heart of open societies.”
It’s name means “voice” in several languages, and you might have been asked by someone on social media to sign some online petition organized by it. Founded by the advocacy group MoveOn (which is financed by Soros and supported the Occupy Wall Street movement). Soros’ Open Society Foundations gave AVAAZ $600,000 in 2009.
This “human rights” NGO is based in the UK and has more than 7 million members/supporters all over the world, and it got $125,000 in 2009/2010 from Open Society Foundations. It also received financial support from the European Commission and the US State Department (”non-governmental”, right?)
Amnesty International gave the Soros-backed Russian feminist group Pussy Riot the status of “prisoners of conscience”.
edit: they did the same as with Pussy Riot with the US-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison in September 2015.
Yes, even them. I will talk about BDS more than the rest of the NGOs because it gets usually huge support from the pro-Palestinian activists (or most of those activists – only few are aware about its truth).
BDS basically is concerned with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and it is not just one group; it is composed of several groups that support and organize its campaigns. You probably heard of campaigns asking you not to eat at McDonald’s, not go to Starbucks, not to drink Coca-Cola, and not to attend a concert of a band/singer who played in Israel previously. All those campaigns are organized by BDS, because enterprises such as McDonald’s, Starbucks and Coca-Cola support Israel. BDS proposes boycotting enterprises that invest in Israel, asking investors to withdraw their investment there, and asking people all over the world not to buy Israeli products, and to enforce economic sanctions on Israel. To begin with, the BDS founder Omar Barghouti studies at the university of Tel Aviv. What kind of “boycott” is this?
And what’s the benefit of economic sanctions if Israel keeps on getting support; financially and by weapons, from the USA?!
BDS works its propaganda on the everytime-you-drink-coca-cola-a-palestinian-child-gets-killed mumbo jumbo and on begging Alicia Keys not to play in Israel, because if Alicia Keys cancels her concert in Israel, the Palestinian lands would be liberated, Palestinian refugees will go back home, and BOOM-everything is solved, right? BDS activists also go to Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and make Palestinian kids there aware about boycotting…because they have McDonald’s and Starbucks in the refugee camps, right?
I am not against boycott AT ALL, but I don’t see it as a solution to the Palestinian problem. The only solution for the problem is armed struggle; this is the only effective way for the liberation of the Palestinian people. I myself don’t go to Starbucks, but I don’t see that my not going to Starbucks would help the Palestinians in any way; I do it out of my own conscience, not as a replacement to the Palestinian armed resistance. I don’t need any NGO to tell me to boycott.
BDS basically want to apply the South African model to Palestine; making Israel stop its “apartheid” system by exerting economic and international pressure. Apart from post-apartheid South Africa being anything but God’s heaven on Earth (family friends who lived there hired a personal bodyguard due to how unsafe it is); the South African model applied to Palestine by BDS means that the latter supports the one-state solution, but this one state is…surprise, Israel! They want the illegal state of Israel to stay, but to give the Palestinian natives their rights within that state. This way they are actually helping the state of Israel, by making it abandon apartheid and thus making the Palestinians satisfied with its existence! In short, they can’t even be called as an anti-Israel organization!
AVAAZ partnered with one of the groups of the BDS (Jewish Voice For Peace) on a $100000 campaign, and another BDS group called Coalition of Women For Peace is a partner of the fellow feminist organization called Code Pink (which will be our next NGO to expose). Electronic Intifada; another member of the BDS network, is also financed by Soros and by the European Union.
The Institute For Middle East Understanding (also financed by Soros) supports and promotes BDS and its website designer, Nigel Parry, is one of the founders of the Electronic intifada website.
You know something is wrong with the human society when the establishment itself creates the rebels. This is an NGO from the USA whose members are mostly women, and it’s the “anti-war” type, and they call themselves “leftists” while the truth is that they are just a controlled opposition.
You might have seen this photo below of a Code Pink member flashing her hands coloured with red in front of Condoleezza Rice (who was back then the US Secretary of State) and screamed “the blood of millions of Iraqis is on your hands!” in 2007:
Code Pink is supported by the National Endowment For Democracy (which is directly financed by the US Congress…again, “non-governmental”…), as well as Soros himself. They support BDS and the Occupy Wall Street movement (who are also a kind of false rebellion, and again, funded by Soros). Their founder Medea Benjamin invests in companies such as Caterpillar Inc., whom BDS asks for boycotting because they invest in Israel (hello double standard!)
What, are you shocked? No NGO is innocent, not even the environmentalist ones. Greenpeace once had a stand in some outdoor in my city and it was full of dirt and trash everywhere… sure an “environmentalist” organization is expected to pay attention to hygiene… or not?
Greenpeace is funded by the the Tides Foundation (which is in turn funded by none other than our friend Soros). Ironically, Greenpeace is funded by an oil company as well… strange for an “environmental” organization.
It’s simple. Not anyone who say they are “leftist”, “pro-Palestinian”, “pro-environment”, etc are really what they claim to stand for.
If someone asks you to sign an online petition on AVAAZ, don’t sign. If the Greenpeace guys stop you on the street to explain to you about sea pollution, tell them I don’t have time…or listen to what they’ll say if you’re curious but don’t believe that they’re no more than a bunch of environment-lovers. Whether you drink Coca-Cola or not, you’re free, but don’t let BDS make you think that you’re killing Palestinian children when you do that… what you eat/drink doesn’t matter (and it doesn’t show whether you support the Palestinian cause or not); what matters is what’s inside your mind and heart.
PS: Many data was found on NGO monitor (I know it is biased to Israel, unfortunately, but at least they have the details. If I use a source doesn’t mean I agree with the ideology of its owner. And call me paranoid, but Israelis could be hating on BDS and even exposing it to make us believe that BDS is genuinely anti-Israel. But how can an organization financed by Soros and the EU be truly anti-Israel? I’ll leave this for the readers to answer).