The Connection Between Zionism & Organized Islamophobia – The Facts:

… Politico lists some of the Zionist propaganda organizations and pro-occupation front organizations that Aubrey and Joyce Chernick have funded over the years:
· The Zionist Organization of America
· MEMRI, a group that distributes translations of inflammatory Arabic language material
· The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), a group that tracks what it depicts as the threat of radical Islam, run by notorious Islamophobe Steven Emerson
· CAMERA, a group that tracks what it says is anti-Israel bias in the media and that is associated with Daniel Pipes
· The Central Fund for Israel, a clearinghouse for moneys directed to pro-settler groups
· A number of conservative think tanks that are aligned with the Likud.
The Chernicks are also major funders of Jewish groups including: The American Jewish Congress, The Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, and The Anti-Defamation League.
Lauren Rozen goes into more depth as far as the contributions and think tanks such as the Hudson Institute, Defense of Democracies, Central Fund of Israel, etc. (via. Richard Silverstein), including some well-known anti-Muslim and Islamophobic initiatives (in bold below).
Laura Rozen has discovered that Chernick’s charity-giving is done through the Fairbrook Foundation ($66-million in assets). According to its 2008 IRS 990 report, among the far-right pro-Israel groups he’s funding are:
· Ateret Cohanim ($30,000), involved in the Judaization of East Jerusalem through “appropriation” of Arab homes
· Muslim-basher Bridgette Gabriel’s American Congress for Truth ($50,000)
· Aish HaTorah, funders of the anti-Muslim films Obsessed and Third Jihad ($14,000)
· the anti-Palestinian media advocacy group MEMRI ($100,000)
· American Freedom Alliance, another Muslim-bashing group, founded by Avi Davis, which defends western civilization from the unwashed hordes ($120,000)
· Gary Bauer’s American Values ($80,000)
· Horowitz’s Center for the Study of Popular Culture ($160,000)
· The anti-Arab media advocacy group CAMERA ($25,000)
· The Council for Democracy and Tolerance, an Arab-bashing group established by a Pakistani neocon ($160,000)
· Defend the West, yet another Muslim-turncoat group founded by Ibn Warraq ($130,000)
· Hudson Institute ($50,000); Heritage Foundation ($50,000)
· The Jewish neo-con security think tank JINSA ($15,000)
· The anti-Arab media advocacy group Second Draft ($40,000)
· Stand With Us ($20,000); and Daniel Pipes’ Middle East Forum ($180,000).
· In 2005, Chernick gave $60,000 to the Central Fund of Israel, one of the largest pro-settler ‘philanthropic’ advocacy groups.
This information is quite disturbing on a number of levels, foremost amongst them being the scant media attention being given to it as opposed to hyped-up stories such as the most recent attempt to sabotage the Park51 project with ten degrees of seperation/guilt-by-association smears against one of the investors in Park51, Hisham El-Zanaty. …