Thursday, May 30, 2024

Rachel Gelman Is Biggest Supporter Of Pro-Hamas Protests


A recent report from the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) has revealed that the Bafrayung Fund, associated with one of America’s wealthiest and most politically active Jewish families, is a significant financial supporter of the National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) movement.

This organization is known for orchestrating the widespread anti-Israel protests on college campuses across the United States.

The director of the Bafrayung Fund is Rachel Gelman, 33, a descendant of Levi Strauss, the renowned clothing manufacturer. Rachel Gelman is also related to U.S. Representative Dan Gelman (D-NY). According to the ISGAP report, the Bafrayung Fund has allocated substantial sums of money over recent months to support and encourage these protests.

NSJP’s main fiscal sponsor is the Westchester Peace Action Committee (WESPAC), which started as a civil rights advocacy group in the 1970s, and today is largely responsible for the pro-Hamas group’s activities, providing it with a legitimate façade for its actions.

According to the ISGAP report, WESPAC sponsors the following organizations, all of them virulent anti-Israel and antisemitic:

1. National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP)
2. US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
3. Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM)
4. Adalah New York
5. International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)
6. Palestine Freedom Project (PFP)

At the top of WESPAC’s grant providers, ISGAP lists the Covina, California-based Bafrayung Fund, which donated $298,000. Next on the list is the Elias Foundation, dedicated to the promotion of “progressive ideas,” which forked over only $100,500.

Notably, Bafrayung also donated $60,000 to the Palestinian Youth Movement and $40,000 to the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, both of which have used the controversial slogan, “From the river to the sea Palestine will be free.”

Rachel Gelman’s mother, Susie Gelman, has also been a prominent figure in the political landscape. She was considered by President Biden for the position of U.S. ambassador to Israel.

From 2016 to 2023, Susie Gelman served as the chairperson of the Israel Policy Forum, an organization founded in the 1990s to support peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs. During her tenure, she frequently criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing governments.

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