The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) has published a new report – The Business of Backlash: The Attack on the Palestinian Movement and Other Movementsfor Social Justice – that documents the funding behind pro-Israel lobbying groups, often working in concert with the Israeli government, against pro-Palestinian solidarity activism in the United States.
The 124-page report (which may be read here) relates how most of the funding comes from a small group of donors who often employ intermediaries or “anonymizers” to channel funds via third party organizations. These donors also support a host of neo-liberal and right-wing causes, including Islamophobia. In addition, they support think tanks and media outlets along with cultural institutions, as when the Oakland Museum of Children’s Art was successfully pressured into canceling an exhibition of artwork by Palestinian children in Gaza.
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