Martin Indyk, Vice President and Director for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution & former U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli–Palestinian Negotiations from 2013 to 2014 under the Obama Administration, is the head of the International Council of an organization which is blaming the Israeli government, the police and even Israeli citizens for the current round of violence in the Middle East.
The New Israel Fund (NIF) has a long-documented history of bigotry towards Israel, and among their followers are numerous close Obama & Hillary Clinton advisors, including David Axelrod (pictured above), who every year from 1991 to 2002 was a donor to the New Israel Fund. Karen R. Adler, a former Hillary Clinton chief aide who remains close to Hillary is a NIF donor and President of the Jewish Communal Fund.
NIF’s rhetoric and incitement is apparent during this most recent wave of the conflict. The +972 Blog, for example – an anti-Israel blog which NIF funds – has encouraged and justified violence and stabbings:
Here: “Yesterday I learned a nice quote attributed to Edward Said…’The underlying dimension in the Palestinian struggle throughout its history is the desire to be seen’… Jabbing a potato peeler into the stomach of an Israeli is not going to end the Occupation, but it guarantees a breakaway moment… So grab a potato peeler! I think that anyone who is not a complete introvert should be able to identify with this.”
And here: “…a controllable level of violence in Jerusalem is actually good for the right. The goal is to collect blood – blood that can be sold to the public as an appropriate national response, and this can certainly be achieved by shooting children.”
Adalah Social Television, which has received $239,480 in the past five years from NIF, published an item this weekend which did not note that the deceased was a terrorist who stabbed a 15-year-old boy and was shot fleeing the scene:
“Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al-Dameer have appealed… on behalf of the family of the late Fadi Alon to the internal investigations department of the Israel Police, demanding the investigation of the incident in which policemen shot Alon to death – on Sunday, 4 October, 2015 Alon was shot by the policemen… the shooting took place following calls from the public on the street, who encouraged the police to shoot him…”
Adalah, which has received $1,874,656 from NIF in the past six years, writes:
“The problem isn’t Arab protesters. The problem is that the Israeli public sees them as an enemy against which force must be used. The police use lethal force against Arab protesters not by chance, but because the police are part of the Jewish public and internalize its racism… “
“Netanyahu is not reacting to past events, but rather planning for the future. He knows the dispossession process will encounter considerable opposition, and he is laying the legal foundation that will allow for the extensive shooting of Bedouin children and youths the moment it goes into effect… the Israeli government…is shifting from the stage of criminalizing any non-Jewish protest against the discriminatory policy… to the terrorizing stage. This is a policy that will end in bloodshed, lots of bloodshed.”
Instead of denouncing this terror, the New Israel Fund (NIF) and the organizations they fund incite and justify the terror.