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It’s been a while since Dan Friedman’s writings have graced these pages.  He’s back.  Don’t miss what he has to say:

Crypto-anti-Zionist J Street is a 501(c)(4) organization, allowing it to keep the source of its funding under wraps. But Eli Lake, an enquiring reporter from the Washington Times, got a peek anyway and here’s what he found:

The Jewish-American advocacy group J Street, which bills itself as the dovish alternative to the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) lobby, has secretly received funding from billionaire George Soros despite previous denials that it accepted funds from the Hungarian-born financier and liberal political activist.

Tax forms obtained by The Washington Times reveal that Mr. Soros and his two children, Jonathan and Andrea Soros, contributed a total $245,000 to J Street from one Manhattan address in New York during the fiscal year from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009.

The contributions represent a third of the group’s revenue from U.S. sources during the period. Nearly half of J Street’s revenue during the timeframe — a total of $811,697 — however, came from a single donor in Happy Valley, Hong Kong, named Consolacion Esdicul.

Garbage rots in the sunlight. Read the whole story here.

Related: The Weekly Standard and Commentary have more.

Dan Friedman

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