In late February, the Israeli Knesset passed the NGO Funding Transparency Bill by 40 to 34. It had been a long journey for the bill which despite its neutered state was still a declaration of war by the conservative Likud Party against the shadow NGO empire that was the Soros way.
While the bill was no longer able to empower the lifting of tax exempt status for foreign funded NGO’s and it only addressed foreign funding of NGO’s by government entities, it was a major step for foreign funding transparency. The Soros empire had been built on non-transparency, on hidden donor lists and front groups funded by think tanks with money pipelined in grants through a dozen different organizations.
NGO transparency threatened the entire Soros empire and the passage of even a neutered bill meant that Israel might finally be ready to begin rolling back the peel on the rotten fruits of the Open Society Institute. First governments, then foreign funders, parliamentary inquiries into foreign funding and then the loss of tax exempt status for left wing NGO’s waging a civil war.
The response came quickly. Less than two months later, Stanley Greenberg, whose firm had done work for OSI, presented a plan to use social protests to create a new majority against the government. Some of the funding for the protests came from fellow Shadow Party billionaire, S. Daniel Abraham.
Abraham was a former board member of Soros’ International Crisis Group and had provided the manpower for J Street, while the Soros money stayed hidden in the paperwork that no one was supposed to see. The president of Abraham’s eponymous organization is Robert Wexler, the former congressman from J Street and an adviser on the Middle East to the Obama campaign.
Netanyahu’s sharp exchange with Obama in May motivated even Democrats who weren’t in Soros’ vest pocket to find a way to force him out of office. It was no longer just fear of losing the Israeli left as their hand puppet– the American Jewish vote was in play. Replacing Netanyahu with a lefty eager to appease the terrorists would heal the split with Obama and Jewish voters.
The American and European left could provide the money and the strategy, but the Israeli left would have to do the heavy lifting to save the millions of dollars flowing their way from their foreign backers. On the Israeli side were left wing veterans of Clinton’s successful effort to topple Netanyahu. Greenberg had been on that campaign and the plan was to do it all over again.
Two months after Greenberg’s presentation, the ball was rolling. Eldad Yaniv, who had been there when the master plan to take over the country was unveiled, was soliciting volunteers for a campaign against housing prices. And not long after that, Daphni Leef, a radical left-wing activist, set up an encampment and a Facebook page protesting against high real estate prices. Who was Leef? She was a video editor for the New Israel Fund.
The New Israel Fund is the mothership of Israeli left-wing NGO’s and it is the most threatened by donor transparency. The NIF’s 25 million dollar annual budget is used to fund even more radical groups some of which call for boycotting or outright destroying the State of Israel. A recent Wikileaks report quoted the local head of NIF, Hedva Radovanitz, as saying that she expected the country to disappear and be replaced by a more “democratic” Arab state.
Soros had used his Open Society Institute to feed money to the NIF, one of its employees had become the point woman for the protests– and the NIF was also funding the protests.
Shatil, the NIF’s “empowerment and training” arm mobilized tent protesters, wrote up a guide for them and brought out the money. Also helping out was Rabbis for Human Rights, recipients of sizable grants from the Open Society Institute and the Tides Foundation. Rabbis for Human Rights had even given awards in one evening to both the presidents of the NIF and the OSI.
The Greenberg plan in typically Sorosian fashion aimed at dispersing the organization to as many groups as possible to make it seem as if there was a plurality of voices in a grass roots populist movement, rather than a well orchestrated plan by the left’s international backers to topple a government which had become a threat to them.
Netanyahu’s sound fiscal management had brought Israel through the global economic turmoil in fairly good shape, but the country was not immune to the rising prices that had stirred up the revolts of the Arab Spring. The social protests followed a similar template with a similar intent.
Israel is a parliamentary democracy and its elected officials can be forced out by no confidence votes. In 1999 a no confidence vote had ended Netanyahu’s first term in office. Protests, trumped up charges and Clinton’s meddling allowed a cabal of leftist tycoons and NGO’s oust Netanyahu and replace him with Barak. Now the left is partying in Tel Aviv like it’s 1999 all over again
The left is utilizing a tactical blueprint tested around the world by Soros front groups or grantees. Hijacking protests over the price of bread allowed him to topple Mubarak. Now it’s Israel’s turn.
The campaign for Israeli NGO transparency threatens Soros’ long term influence in Israel and the defection of Jewish voters threatens his influence in America.
His Israeli puppets have big money at stake. Soros, the Shadow Party billionaires and the EU have spent fortunes to buy up the left. Israeli left-wing university grads with no talent for tech have a lucrative alternative to dot coms in the NGO and if their NGO mafia were to collapse, it would give the leaders of the housing protests some real economic problems to cry about.
Meanwhile a guillotine was set up at the center of Tel Aviv’s housing protest tent city. It’s a message for Netanyahu from the man who has toppled governments and currencies, that his days are numbered.
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By Ron Ben Yishai
Part 1 of analysis:
US President Barack Obama’s recent announcement about withdrawing troops from Iraq by the end of the month is not as dramatic as it is being portrayed, as this is an expected move declared by the US president immediately after he was elected. The latest statement boosts Obama’s credibility as a president who delivers on his political pledges and therefore is worthy of trust.
From an Israeli point of view, the American move makes almost no difference in the short term. However, in the long run, it may lead to a worrying strategic development.
Part 2 of analysis:
President Barack Obama’s recent announcement regarding the upcoming Iraq withdrawal was meant to secure several objectives. One of them is to boost his status and the Democratic Party’s status within the American public ahead of the upcoming Congress elections.
Israel’s Worst Enemy
The Obama administration’s intensive efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict are anchored in its policy to reconcile “the Palestinian goal of an independent and viable state on the 1967 lines…and the Israeli goal of a Jewish state with secure and recognized borders that reflect subsequent developments and meet Israeli security requirements.” But what are Israeli security requirements? While there has been significant public discussion about Palestinian demands in this diplomatic formula, there has been little in-depth analysis of Israel’s needs…
מאמציו הנחושים של ממשל אובמה לפתור את הסכסוך הישראלי-פלסטיני מעוגנים במדיניות החותרת ליישב בין השאיפה הפלסטינית למדינה עצמאית בקווי 67′ לבין הדרישה הישראלית למדינה יהודית עם גבולות בטוחים ומוכרים העונים על צרכי הביטחון של מדינת ישראל. בניגוד לדיון הציבורי הנרחב על דרישות הפלסטינים נראה כי נעשו מעט מאד ניתוחים מעמיקים על צרכי הביטחון של מדינת ישראל.
U.S. acts as though it seeks regime change in Israel
The Obama administration’s lack of a clear strategy to move Mideast peace talks forward raises the question of whether the U.S. is interested in bringing about a new, more pliable Israeli government.
Regime change. Generally it’s a term and tactic reserved for America’s enemies. But what if the Obama administration is developing a more nuanced version for one of the United States’ closest allies — Israel?…
Арье Став ( Arieh Stav ):
«Chechoslovakia 1938 — Israel today»
Thank you, Mr. President
Dan Calic says Obama doing great job convincing liberal Jews he’s bad for Israel
As a G-d fearing conservative Jew I would like to thank President Obama. You might ask yourself why would someone like me wish to thank Mr. Obama.
When he became president I expressed concern to many in the Jewish community including family members that he would not act in Israel’s best interest. Since the majority of them can be described as «liberal,» my concerns were not well received. “Let’s see what happens,” one said. “Give him a chance,” said another.
A Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations: Have We Been Here Before?
As a result of the June 1967 Six-Day War, Israel entered the eastern parts of Jerusalem and the West Bank in a war of self-defense. It is very important to recall that Israel entered these areas after it was attacked, and after it requested that the Jordanians not join the Egyptian war effort. There were Jordanian artillery attacks throughout Jerusalem and all of Israel, as well as movement of Jordanian ground forces into areas that were previously no-man’s land.
And had she been a settler?
Yaki Hafstein wonders whether we’d see different reactions had spy suspect Kam been a rightist
Based on the details revealed regarding the secret affair that faced a gag order up until recently, it appears that while serving in the army, Anat Kam stole classified IDF documents and handed them over, based on motives that contradict the State’s national security interest, to Haaretz Journalist Uri Blau for publication.
Now, imagine the following scenario: An IDF General Staff meeting, a moment before the evacuation of Gush Katif. Attendants are going over the last details – the number of forces deployed, the evacuation plan, how to surprise the evacuees, etc. Now, imagine that a fictional religious soldier who resides in Jerusalem and had been associated with rightist groups since his youth, S. Plotskerovich, the head of the Southern Command chief’s bureau, leaks the information to a reporter at a rightist newspaper.
Is Israel Facing War with Hizbullah and Syria?
Concerns about Israeli hostilities with Hizbullah are nothing new, but based on recent pronouncements from Syria, if the situation degenerates, fighting could take on a regional dimension not seen since 1973.
On February 26, Syrian President Bashar Assad hosted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Damascus. Afterward, Hizbullah’s online magazine Al Intiqad suggested that war with Israel was on the horizon.
כך, בדיוק, תיראה ההתקפה הישראלית על מתקני הגרעין של איראן
המרכז ללימודים אסטרטגיים בוושינגטון מפרסם את התסריט המלא: 90 מטוסי תקיפה של חיל האוויר ייצאו לגבול טורקיה-סוריה בגיבוי כל מטוסי התדלוק של צה»ל, ימשיכו דרך צפון עיראק, ויטילו על מתקני הגרעין באיראן פצצות במשקל שניים ורבע טון; לחלופין, תשגר ישראל 42 טילי יריחו, ובלבד שיוכלו לפגוע במטרות בדיוק מרבי. אם יותקף גם הכור בבושהר אלפים מתושבי המפרץ ימותו מקרינה, ומאות-אלפים יחלו בסרטן. עיתוי אפשרי: עוד השנה. תגובה אפשרית: גלי מחבלים מתאבדים ומתקפת טילים על ישראל
Арабский веб-сайт не скрывает иронию…
«U.S. President Barack Obama wants Israel to freeze construction in East Jerusalem for four months in exchange for an attempt to renew stalled peace talks with Palestinians, an Israeli newspaper said on Wednesday. Obama administration hopes such a deal could persuade Palestinians to renew direct negotiations rather than indirect proximity talks, the Haaretz daily said, quoting an unnamed Israeli political source.
Palestinians have demanded a total halt to settlement building before talks with Israel may resume.
Obama has also called on Israel to stop building in East Jerusalem, and was said to have pressed Netanyahu in talks held in Washington last week to introduce unspecified goodwill gestures to help persuade Palestinians to renew negotiations.
The Haaretz newspaper said a consensus among ministers, who last met on Sunday, was that Israel would avoid declaring an outright building freeze in Jerusalem, and seek instead to achieve a «quiet understanding» on the issue.»
Leverage the crisis
At this time, Israel has opportunity to seize the moment, secure its future
Steven M. Goldberg
«Rahm Emanuel famously proclaimed, «You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.» Ironically, although the president’s chief of staff has proven to be a false friend of Israel, the leadership of the Jewish state would do well to heed his advice.»
Take your money back
Avi Trengo tells Tom Friedman American aid to Israel insignificant, we can do without it
«Senior New York Times commentator Tom Friedman is not an anti-Semite and will never be one. He wholeheartedly believes that he is objective and genuinely wishes to help Israel. Yet even a real friend like him is inspired by the “commander-in-chief’s spirit” these days.»
? איך הפכה ישראל לילד המוחרם
עכשיו, כשהטרור מגיע לרחובות מוסקבה, הניסוחים השתנו במקצת. ראש הממשלה הרוסי מדבר על השמדת מבצעי הפיגועים וכל מי שסייע להם. רק תחשבו איך העולם וארגוני השמאל היו מגיבים לאמירה ישראלית כמו «משימתם של כוחות הביטחון היא לגרד את המחבלים מהביוב». לפוטין מותר. ככה זה כשחיית המחמד שלך היא טיגריס סיבירי שלא אכל כבר שבועיים
הטעויות של אובמה טומנות מלכודת לשלום
נשיא ארה»ב מבצע שתי טעויות קשות: הוא מחזיר את הפלסטינים לדרישות שכבר ירדו מהן, והופך את הסכסוך על ירושלים מלאומי לדתי
ותר מדי זמן דיברה התקשורת ודיברו הפרשנים על המלכודת שאליה נכנס נתניהו במהלך הביקור בבית הלבן. הגיע הזמן לדבר על המלכודת שאליה הכניס אובמה את השלום. משום שהמהלך של אובמה לא קידם השלום. להפך. מדובר במהלך שכבר מתגלה כפגיעה אנושה בסיכוי להסד
FOX news Special Report’ Online Show: 3/31
start watching from minute 12:00
«Humpty Dumpty has been broken and the absolute trust needed between allies is no longer there. «
דעה: ההסתערות של אובמה על נתניהו
הקוורטט ומנגנוניו, משטרו העוין של אובמה, מפקחים ומשגיחים מסוגם של מיצ’ל ובלייר וצוותיהם ו»משקיפי» טי’פה בחברון — מול ישראל שאין לה בעולמה אלא «החיים הטובים», עלולים להביא את מניין שנות עצמאותה מ-1948 עד 2010. גם לאחר זאת הארץ לא תחרב ואפילו תמשיך להיקרא «מדינה», רק שבפועל יהיה זה שטח חסות קטן, לא עוד «הבית השלישי», וכך ינהגו בו. הכל תלוי בנכונות העם והנהגתו לשלם את מחיר החרות, גם בדור הזה.
החנופה לאובמה מסוכנת
לישראל, לפיכך, לא נותרה ברירה אלא להבהיר לתלמידם של ג’רמייה רייט ולואיס פרחאן מהבית הלבן כי במסגרת תוכניותיה של מדינת היהודים לא נכלל החיבור הפיסי בין החבל לצוואר. במסגרת זו לא היה מזיק גם לנתניהו להימנע מחנופה מעושה ומגוחכת בדמות הצהרות על האמון שיש לו בברק חוסיין .
Obama’s pressure to backfire
«Obama’s approach can succeed only in the short term. In the longer term it will bring, as in all the previous cases, the opposite of what it seeks. The Palestinians and the Arabs have long dreamed that the United States will “do the work” for them; that is, to pressure Israel into accepting their terms for a settlement without having to make hard concessions themselves.
The latest crisis plays into their hands and will harden their positions. Thus, it is likely to thwart, rather than improve, the chances for a comprehensive peace settlement»
Hagai Segal: «Time for independence»
Our conduct vis-à-vis US reminiscent of submissive behavior of slaves
The Ramat Shlomo affair constitutes a grave crisis in Israel’s ties with America, and an even graver crisis in Israel’s ties with itself. We no longer believe in our ability to quarrel with the gentiles when necessary. Obama’s US is pushing us to the borders of June 4, 1967 yet we push ourselves to the mental state that prevailed here on May 14, 1948. Broad sections of the public around here doubt Israel’s ability to exist as an independent state with its own wishes.
Martin Sherman: «Rethinking Palestine»
Martin Sherman offers a paradigm shift from the political to the humanitarian
It is time for the proponents of the two-state solution to admit that the Palestinians have failed the test of history in staking their claim for statehood.
A dispassionate evaluation of the events of the past two decades inexorably compels one towards an increasing evident conclusion: The Palestinians seem far more focused on annulling Jewish political independence than on attaining Palestinian political independence; far more committed to deconstruction of the Jewish state than to construction of a Palestinian one.
«American VP opens high-profile speech at Tel Aviv University by saying US has no better friend than Israel …
Biden reiterated his condemnation of the building plan, urging both sides to avoid acts that could undermine the negotiations. «I, at the request of President Obama, condemned it immediately and unequivocally,» he said.
He noted that Israel – instead of taking this chance – decided to approve the building in east Jerusalem, which undermines efforts to renew talks. His condemnation of the construction announcement received enthusiastic applause.»
The Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, “F—ing retarded,” according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Americans are already showing a growing tendency to be ashamed of the praise they lavished at him in January of last year. Obama is a good guy, an excellent orator, and a brilliant campaigner; however, he is not America’s redeemer or humanity’s savior. In fact, he is not even a successful president
Мнение ведущего израильского обозревателя по экономическим вопросам:
«American president’s performance much better than his critics claim
At the end of January, Barack Obama will be completing a year in office. It has been a disappointing year, not for him, but rather for the masses who cheered him on at public squares nationwide.
Objectively speaking, Obama achieved quite a bit. He is very close to passing in Congress innovative (even if imperfect) social legislation: All US citizens will be required, by law, to acquire health insurance and those who cannot afford it will be subsidized by the government. He also executed a budgetary incentive program at a scope unseen since the 1930s.»