Ever since the Daily Caller released a list of foundation donors to Media Matters For America (MMFA) there have been posts pointing to one or two of the foundations being Jewish. The issue of course is the fact that MMFA promotes anti-Semitism mostly through M.J. Rosenberg, its Senior Foreign Policy Fellow. Rosenberg regularly questions the patriotism of American Jews who support Israel (calling them “Israel firsters”), and he claims those same Jews (he calls them the Israel lobby) control the media and America’s foreign policy.
After researching the entire list of foundations helping to fund MMFA (hey, there was no football on yesterday, had nothing else to do), I discovered a broader list of foundations which were Jewish in mission, or had Jewish founders and donated to Jewish causes.
|Donation||Jewish Foundation Donors To MMFA|
|$2,225,000||Stephen M Silberstein Foundation|
|$400,000||Pritzker Family Foundation|
|$362,500||Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, Inc.|
|$275,000||Bernard & Audre Rapoport Foundation|
|$250,000||Joseph H and Barbara I Ellis Foundation|
|$150,000||Community Foundation of the United Jewish Federation of San Diego|
|$85,000||Barbra Streisand Foundation|
|$55,000||Lear Family Foundation|
|$50,000||Rebecca and Nathan Milikowsky Family Foundation|
|$50,000||Scott A. Nathan Charitable Trust|
|$43,500||Jewish Communal Fund|
|$35,000||Beatrice Snyder Foundation|
|$35,000||Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland|
|$30,000||Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund|
|$25,000||Leonard and Sophie Davis Fund|
|$20,000||Peter and Linda Solomon Foundation|
|$5,180||Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties|
|$5,000||Joseph & Florence Mandel Foundation|
Among my favorites is the Lear Foundation, created by TV great Norman Lear, who donated both to MMFA and to the Museum of Tolerance. That is run by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who recently denounced MJ Rosenberg and MMFA for their use of anti-Semitic slurs.
There is more to learn about the hypocrisy of these Jewish foundations who support anti-Semitism, but sadly I am too busy to follow up right now. According to Media Matters I need to go back to work running the media and controlling Congress.