by Barb Weir
Friday, July 6th, 2012
This is not pork,”
said William Daroff, Vice President for Public Policy for the Jewish Federations of North America.
He was referring to the fact that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded 97% of its 2012 allocation for nonprofit grants to Jewish organizations. According to Daroff, the DHS makes the allocations based upon threat levels. The threat toward Jews is apparently much higher in the US than the threat toward Arabs or Muslims, for example, who are much more loved and protected in American society.
The program prefers recipients that have the “highest risk of terrorism-related activity due to their ideology, beliefs and mission.” Most of the groups that received the awards support the mission to displace Palestinians from their homes and lands, and to settle Jews in their place. Because of non-cooperation and even resistance from the Palestinians themselves, DHS apparently feels that the grants are necessary to protect the Jewish groups that support this ethnic cleansing activity.
The allocation may seem disproportionate, given the number of Jews in the total population, or even compared to crimes committed against other groups, such as Muslims and Arabs. However, it is consistent with Jewish representation in Congress, as measured by votes on measures sponsored by the largest and most powerful “Jewish” lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Congressional legislation written by AIPAC typically passes by margins approaching 97%.
In addition, Israel typically gets at least 97% of the aid funds it requests in the US budget, regardless of cutbacks in other areas, such as health, education and welfare. Furthermore, on a per capita basis, Israelis receive close to 97% of all U.S. foreign aid. The DHS allocation is therefore not unusual.
DHS considers the grants to be a small price tag to pay for the security of the community that provides and organizes a disproportionate amount of support for (and control of) elected officials. In fact, the grants help to assure that their recipients can support the groups in Israel that deliver a second “Price Tag” in the form of burning, defacing and vandalizing Palestinian churches and mosques, without fear of the same happening to them in the US.
It is therefore the gift that keeps on giving.