Why is it a good idea to register as an Israeli Non-Profit Organization?
This week, Israel Resource News Agency discovered documents in the Israel Ministry of Interior Registrar of Non Profit Organizations (RASHAM AMUTOT) that Phillip Wilcox, former US consul in Jerusalem and former advisor to President Clinton, has discretely registered his organization, THE FOUNDATION FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE, with the Israel office of Non Profit Organizations.
The registration of The Foundation for Middle East Peace with the Israel office of Non Profit Organizations enabled The Foundation for Middle East Peace to receive a grant of 310,000 Euro from the EU, as a Jerusalem-based non-profit peace organization.
The EU provides grants to Jerusalem-based peace organizations from its affliated European governments.
Wilcox’s outfit, based in Washington since 1989, advertises that it receives no governent money for its work.
The Foundation for Middle East Peace, based in Washington, issues a monthly report that portrays the Israeli communities in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and Katif as THE obstacles to peace in the middle east.
Most recently, Wilcox appeared on CNN and was asked for his analysis of why the Oslo process had deteriorated into war. Wilcox was quick to blame the “terrorists from amongst the Hamas and the Likud settlers”.
On July 23, 1990, I covered a delegation of American citizens from the Etzion Bloc who visited with Wilcox in his capacity as the US consul in Jerusalem.
After hearing Wilcox speak about US concerns for Palestinian Arab human rights, the members of that delegation asked Wilcox as to how he understood the human rights of Jews who resided beyond the 1949/67 armistice lines. Wilcox remarked that “If that is where you live, then you have no human rights”.
Wilcox is not the only former US envoy to the middle east who now lobbies for the Arab cause in Washington.
Ed Abington, who succeeded Wilcox as the US consul in Jerusalem, works as a registered foreign agent for the PLO.
Ed Walker, who recently served as the US ambassador to Israel, now serves as the head of the Middle East Institute, which also advances the Arab cause in DC.
Could we say that…
The voice is the Voice of Ishmael but the hands are the hands of Uncle Sam?
Translated from Makor Rishon, January 10, 2003