Soros Paying Anti-Israel Student Protesters

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Billionaire philanthropist George Soros, known for his support of left-wing political causes, allegedly pays anti-Israel protesters through a fellowship program that gives stipends to students, including at least one student at the University of Texas in Dallas, according to a report.

The U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights provides $2,880-3,360 stipends for a three-month program for “campus-based fellows.” The fellowship requires eight-hour work weeks for activities such as campaigns that “demand federal or state politicians cut U.S. military, financial, or diplomatic ties with Israel,” The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Eight students are listed as U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights program fellows on the organization’s website. Applications are still being accepted.

One of the corporate sponsors for the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights is Education for Just Peace, which has received $700,000 from Soros’ Open Society Foundation since 2018, WSJ reported. Additionally, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has given $515,000 to the group since 2019.

One of the fellows, Craig Birckhead-Morton, a senior at Yale, was arrested for trespassing during an anti-Israel protest and later attended another protest blocking a highway in New Haven. Another fellow, listed by the first name of Nidaa, is a student at the University of Texas at Dallas who organized a “divest” campaign against Israel on campus.

The University of Texas at Dallas did not respond to a request for comment.

Students at the University of Texas at Dallas staged an anti-Israel sit-in on Tuesday to take their demands directly to the university president, as previously reported by The Dallas Express. Roughly 100 anti-Israel protesters organized outside and later moved into the hallway leading to the president’s office.

Anti-Israel protesters in Canada also appear to be paid through a left-wing group called Plenty Collective, as previously reported by The Dallas Express. Applicants can ask for $25, $50, $100, or “other.” The organization notes that funds are prioritized for “Palestinian and BIPOC applicants,” and potential recipients are asked to provide their race.

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