Numerous outlets are reporting that Soros is the dirty money behind the front group to destroy Israel, J Street. Of course it was Soros. Soros vowed years ago to start an anti-Jewish org to counter AIPAC under the nefarious guise of a Jewish organization, knowing full well that there would be lowlife Jews who would be only too happy to function as funktionshäftling.
What galled me was the tragic gullibility of leading American Jewish organizations that insisted Soros was not funding J Street. I spoke to numerous heads of various organizations after J Street had been established and they were parroting the leftist/Islamic narrative that it wasn’t Soros financing it.
It took extraordinary delusion. Back in October of 2006 (before there was a J Street), I reported on Soros pairing with “dovish Jews” to consider an alternative to AIPAC in order to, at the very least, undermine it, and eventually destroy it (go here).
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10,2006 (JTA) – 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.
“It was a private meeting, it was an effort to get this off the ground,” said Halperin, who directs the institute’s U.S. advocacy.
Of course, it was common knowledge that J Street was an anti-Israel, anti-semitic, fringe organization that no one took seriously. Think Code Pink. That is, until Obama. Obama is a longtime Soros toy, so it was no surprise when White House visitor logs had J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami as a frequent visitor.
Despite Obama’s tacit support of this dangerous group and O’s preference for the company of Jew-haters, the vile anti-Jewish J Street is being shunned by K street, Congress, and anyone with an ounce of basic human decency. Only Obama sanctioned this stain on humanity. Another revolting notch in the belt of the enemy in the White House.
Crypto-anti-Zionist J Street is a 501(c)(4) organization, allowing it to keep the source of its funding under wraps. But Eli Lake, an enquiring reporter from the Washington Times, got a peek anyway and here’s what he found:
The Jewish-American advocacy group J Street, which bills itself as the dovish alternative to the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobby, has secretly received funding from billionaire George Soros despite previous denials that it accepted funds from the Hungarian-born financier and liberal political activist.
Tax forms obtained by The Washington Times reveal that Mr. Soros and his two children, Jonathan and Andrea Soros, contributed a total $245,000 to J Street from one Manhattan address in New York during the fiscal year from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009.
The contributions represent a third of the group’s revenue from U.S. sources during the period. Nearly half of J Street’s revenue during the timeframe — a total of $811,697 — however, came from a single donor in Happy Valley, Hong Kong, named Consolacion Esdicul.
Perhaps the strangest thing in Eli Lake’s story on the funding of the liberal group J Street is that it got half of its money in 2008-9 from a single, obscure woman in China.
The group’s 990 forms — which I’ve also obtained and put online for the first time here — show the group’s single largest contribution, in the odd sum of $811,697 coming from one Consolacion Ediscul of Happy Valley, a Hong Kong suburb. Ediscul, whose name is Filipino, has no presence on Google or Nexis aside from this story, and people I spoke to in Jewish groups left and right had never heard of her. According to Smith, a J-Street spokeswoman says that Ediscul is an associate of a well-known and successful gambler, but provided no other information.
A reader (see comments) located what he believes to be Ediscul’s Facebook profile. It has had no activity since May, and has no friends or entries other than to an online cooking game:
and here being photographed with Jackie Chan at a charity event in Hong Kong:The commenter who noted these pages referred to The Advantage Trust as being related to Blackrock investments, but it appears to be controlled by or at least related to William Benter, the successful businessman / gambler mentioned in the Ben Smith post. So if the elusive Ms. Esdicul contributed to the charity in Honk Kong on behalf of The Advantage Trust, was her contribution to J-Street also using money from The Advantage Trust and/or Benter?
And this from a commenter:
The mysterious large donor, Consolacion Esdicul, is better known as “Connie Esdicul” and even has a Facebook page. She appears to be a middle-aged woman who lives in the wealthy Happy Valley area of Hong Kong.
Ms.Esdicul has some unknown relationship with the New York hedge fund Black Rock and represented them at a charity event in HK. She presented a donation for Quality Camp to actor, Jackie Chan, from the Black Rock Advantage Fund in HK.
Black Rock has close ties to Soros ever since one of its founders, Keith Anderson, was appointed Chief Investment Officer of Soros Fund Management 2 years ago.
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