Intifada funding: Peltola camp has friends and donors in high places who also fund pro-Hamas unrest

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George Soros, Rep. Mary Peltola

Rep. Mary Peltola has more in common with pro-Hamas agitators across the country than Alaskans may know. Like Joe Biden, her campaign for reelection gets contributions from some of the same people who are funding these campus protest groups.

In the complex world of nonprofit foundation and political funding, it’s hard to always see the connection. But it breaks down to a triangulation of interests:

“Donor A donates to Foundation B, which supports a political agenda, and Donor A also donates to Candidate C, as well as Political Action Committee D, which also donates to Candidate C.” A small group of mega-donors often playing a supersized role funding these overlapping interests.

For example, Susan Pritzker, a wealthy Chicago heiress of the Hyatt Hotels family, donated both to Rep. Peltola’s campaign for Congress, and to Fair Shot PAC, which then donated to Peltola’s campaign.

FEC reports

Pritzker is also a backdoor donor to radical pro-Hamas groups; she and her family support at least two major foundations that have been funneling money to campus agitators through their grant making programs.

“Pro-Palestianian protesters are backed by a surprising source: Biden’s biggest donors,” reported Politico over the weekend, in a story that shows the connection between the sources of pro-Hamas protester funding and the funders of Democrats, focusing the story on the president. “Some of the most outspoken groups against Biden and Israel get funding from foundations attached to some of the biggest names in Democratic circles.”

While Politico analyzed the intersection of Democrat donors and the groups trying to make sure Israel loses its war on terror, Must Read Alaska analyzed the juncture between anti-Israel group and Rep. Peltola donors.

“The donors include some of the biggest names in Democratic circles: Gates, Soros, Rockefeller and Pritzker,” Politico wrote, specifically mentioning Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow.

“Both are supported by the Tides Foundation, which is seeded by Democratic megadonor George Soros as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and it in turn supports numerous small nonprofits that work for social change,” Politico reported.

The Tides Foundation, with its focus on “diversity, equity, and inclusion,” is connected to the Arabella Advisors dark money liberal group that has shown a strong interest in controlling the politics of Alaska. Arabella Advisors’ influence in Alaska is written about frequently here at Must Read Alaska.

Tides has given nearly $500,000 over the past five years to Jewish Voice for Peace, which describes itself as anti-Zionist.

NGO Monitor describes Jewish Voice for Peace as a “U.S.-based political organization, which refers to itself as the ‘Jewish wing’ of the Palestinian solidarity movement. JVP provides the façade of Jewish support for BDS [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] and other forms of demonization, including on university campuses and in churches, while also seeking to “drive a wedge” within the American Jewish community and generate polarization over Israel.”

NGO Monitor also says Jewish Voice for Peace is nontransparent about its funding sources: “Limited financial information is available through public IRS documents, which report total income of $3,959,130 in FY2021 (July 2021-June 2022; latest available), $2,882,791 in FY2020, and $3,332,837 in FY2019.” But it is known that the Tides Foundation, whose main funders are the Pritzkers, is a money funnel for this anti-Israel group.

Politico wrote that Jewish Voice for Peace is a leader in disruptive protests against Biden, including shouting “genocide supporter” at his glitzy fundraiser at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

“It protests on campuses across the country, and its statement immediately following the Oct. 7 attacks said that ‘the source of all this violence’ was ‘Israeli apartheid and occupation — and United States complicity in that oppression.’”

The Tides Foundation also supports the Adalah Justice Project, a frequent partner with the Jewish Voice for Peace and a group at the center of the Columbia University protests, where commencement ceremonies have been canceled this week. Tides Foundation supports Palestine Legal, a legal defense fund that is offers legal assistance to “students mobilizing against genocide,” Politico analysts discovered.

Other Pritzker family members era who have donated to Rep. Peltola include Daniel Pritzker, one of the 13 heirs to the family fortune. In his memo note on his contribution, he wrote “Democracy Summer 2024.” Forbes lists his net worth at $2.6 billion.

Susan Pritzker is also the primary funder of the Libra Foundation, whose ties to the pro-Hamas demonstrations is now clear, thanks to Politico reporting.

“Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity, another group backed by the Libra Foundation, promotes pro-Palestinian demonstrations on its website,” Politico reported.

“Several other groups involved in pro-Palestinian protests are backed by a foundation funded by Susan and Nick Pritzker, heir to the Hyatt Hotel empire — and supporters of Biden and numerous Democratic campaigns, including $6,600 to the Biden Victory Fund a few months ago and more than $300,000 during the 2020 campaign,” Politico wrote.

The Pritzkers are not the only ones funding Biden, Peltola, and civil unrest in America, however.

Billionaire George Soros, who is Jewish and of Hungarian origins, has given money to both anti-Israel groups and to groups that are working directly to reelect Peltola with the pop-up group called “Vote Alaska Before Party,” which reserved $4 million in TV ads for Alaska this fall to ensure that Peltola gets elected again. Must Read Alaska wrote about that group in April.

Both Jennifer and Jonathan Soros (son of George Soros) have also maxed out to Peltola’s campaign.

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While Soros, Pritzkers, and Rockefellers are names linked in the Politico story about their support of pro-Hamas groups, their names also appear on the list of donors of the House Majority PAC, which is the Democratic Party’s political action committee, which benefits Peltola’s political fortunes, as well as those of other House Democrats.

Source nameRecipientElectionStateReceipt dateAmount
PRITZKER, MATTHEW R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYIL11/17/23$200,000.00 
SOROS, ALEXANDERHOUSE MAJORITY PACNY6/13/23$31,913.87 
PRITZKER, JBHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYIL9/22/22$250,000.00 
PRITZKER, JBHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYIL10/27/20$500,000.00 
PRITZKER, MATTHEW R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYIL10/27/20$55,000.00 
PRITZKER, MATTHEW R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYIL10/16/20$100,000.00 
PRITZKER, JBHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYIL10/16/20$1,000,000.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYME8/24/18$5.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYME8/21/18$15.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYME8/14/18$5.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYME8/4/18$5.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYME7/31/18$3.00 
SOROS, GEORGEHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYNY11/3/16$38,000.00 
SOROS, GEORGEHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYNY10/26/16$150,000.00 
SOROS, GEORGEHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYNY10/21/16$1,000,000.00 
SOROS, GEORGEHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYNY10/11/16$1,000,000.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME8/20/15$50.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME7/20/15$50.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME6/20/15$50.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME5/20/15$50.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME4/20/15$50.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME3/20/15$50.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME2/28/15$50.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME2/20/15$50.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME1/20/15$50.00 
SOROS, GEORGEHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYNY7/11/14$500,000.00 
PRITZKER, JBHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYIL3/10/14$50,000.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACME10/5/13$50.00 
ROCKEFELLER, SYDNEY R.HOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYME9/29/13$250.00 
SOROS, GEORGEHOUSE MAJORITY PACPRIMARYNY10/19/12$250,000.00 
$5,125,696.87 

31 COMMENTS

  1. Surprised? I’m not.

    Mary has established she would sell what little soul she has to stay in office.

    That her new friends are anti semites is par for course. Leftists hate Jews.

    • Leftists hate Jews? Most Jews ARE leftists! What leftists hate is rationality, logic and tradition while loving power, control and wealth. Leftists, Jew or otherwise, will champion whatever keeps them in power, even if, like Soros, a Jew, sponsors pro-Palestinian causes. As for Peltola, or whatever new name she may be trying out, she is pretty much just a useful idiot. Not a lot going on in that head.

  2. Why am I not surprised? The entire system is corrupt, probably needs to be gutted and start over

  3. Keep in mind, that Mary Peltola has no control over who her donors give money to. Yes, she can reject it, but let’s be realistic here.
    However, it is interesting to see that the very same people would would gladly see the USA turn into a 3rd world sh… errr… hellhole are funding her campaigns. People, regardless of how rich they are, do not like to waste money. If Peltola is getting funds for anti-American and anti-Western leftists it is because she supports their positions. Not because she opposes it.

  4. There should be laws against out of state and non profits and businesses
    Buying elections.
    The only money they should get is in state personal money.

  5. “Scary Mary” is akin to … “Home-Grown Terrorist!” With her help, influence and alliances, she’ll do real damage to Alaska and Alaskans.

  6. When you look at the list of donors (many repeatedly) you can see an agenda clear as daylight. This is amazing information. I wish more Alaskan could see this list. It is downright scary!

  7. My sense is that “pro Hamas” really means anti Israel. And NOT the jewish religion but the government of Israel. The unprovoked October 7 attack by Hamas killed 1139. To date, Bibi Netanyahu has killed 34,593 Palestinians.

    Unfortunately, death toll is a reasonable metric to assess evil. Israel is 30 times as evil as Hamas and both entities are murderous.

    • You are, as usual, deluded and wrong.

      How many cooked Jewish babies will make you happy? Or women raped nearly to death, then killed?

    • If you are using the Gaza Health Ministry number of dead Palestinians you should know that number is completely fabricated, you should know that the Gaza Health Ministry is run by Hamas, you should also know that Hamas uses women and children as human shields. By repeating the Hamas propaganda you make it clear that you are pro Hamas.

      Since all of the deaths to women and children at the hands of the IDF fall solely on the actions of Hamas and the fact that Hamas broke a ceasefire by murdering, torturing, raping, mutilating, and kidnapping innocent Israelis including Arabs there is absolutely no doubt that Hamas is evil. The fact that Hamas continues to hold hostages while refusing to negotiate in good faith only further proves how evil they are.

      Defending your country against terroristic barbarism, trying to free innocent victims who are being held hostage, all while going to the greatest lengths possible to reduce civilian casualties is by no measure evil. Spreading Hamas talking points and rooting for terrorists, now that’s evil.

    • Paola,
      Are you are saying that Israel should pause it’s prosecution of it’s war against Hamas once 1200 or so Gaza dwellers were killed? And if I understand you correctly would that 1200 only account for women and children? But what of the Hamas fighters that Israel has likely whacked, should they not be counted in a separate category and added back as a credit towards dead women and children?
      And what of Rape, given your logic should Israelis be given consideration for not brutalizing woman? Could we assign a Rape not performed on Hamas women being worth X number of DEAD Hamas supporters?
      I’m trying to understand your logic here, as they say the Devil is in the details and your logic appears to agree with his…

    • The issue is not number dead. This is not even an apples to oranges comparison, it is a apples to automatic transmissions comparison. (And, that 34K+ number, got a source for that? The Gaza ministry of health has been demonstrated to be full of it, so please do not say them.)
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      The issue is killing terrorists. End of story.
      There is no potential for peace from hamass, and by extension with islam and muslims. Their political system that masquerades as a religion is one of dominance, oppression, and control. Peace, in their minds is when islam dominates the world.
      .
      They went too far on October 7th. Israel was content to live under the detente they had on October 6th, but hamass decided they would launch an attack so horrific that any one receiving the brunt of it would surrender. Turns out they misjudged the Israelis.
      .
      The problem with leftists, and I include muslims in that group, is they think violence is like a dimmer switch. It can be turned up and down depending on the results. The folks that just want to be left alone look at violence as a on/off switch. Push them too hard, they go from “Please leave me alone.” to “Kill everything that moves against you and everything that supports them” The morons running hamass pushed that switch too far, and they are finding out.

  8. Peltola’s ‘big name’ donors don’t surprise me. The Sydney R. Rockefeller payments are outliers in amount per transaction, so I looked her up. Per the Maine Monitor, she is no longer married into the Rockefeller family. See ‘https://themainemonitor.org/maines-10-big-money-elite-giving-3-95-million-to-this-years-elections/.

  9. Great reporting!

    To those who have been paying attention it should come as no surprise that the left is in full support of anti-American causes, anti-Israeli causes, and antisemitic causes and has done so for as long as America, Israel, and antisemitism have existed. Israel is the only state in all of the Middle East that values freedom and liberty, the left hates freedom and liberty, the left hates those who support freedom and liberty.

    • Hopefully they will harvest a very large heavyweight bull with a massive rack to show off for their hefty donation.

  10. Look at all those billionaires supporting Democrats yet, Democrats want to destroy them by taxing them into oblivion plus the are always talking about how the right protects the rich. Democrats are evil and only care about ruling over we plebes and forcing their agenda on us. When do we stand up and say enough is enough?

    • Those millionaires know they will get exemptions.
      Did you know that Panera Bread was exempted from the law requiring fast food workers get a $20/hr minimum wage? Curiously, the head of that company is a good buddy with Hairgel Newsome.
      Think it will be any different with this crowd/

  11. Alaska has been infiltrated by the same idiots in charge country wide. And voters keep voting in obvious grifters and complete idiots. Amazing Peltola did exactly what you knew she would do screw over Alaska. We get what we deserve. Better not vote in LaFrance the communist.

  12. Have you seen the interviews with these ” pro-palastinians “? They dont even know what they are protesting. These pro-palestinians are the same as BLM and antifa, communists using it as cover to create chaos. Mary pelota is a useful idiot to these communists who use their big $$$ to fund their revolution. They should be labeled as terrorists and treated as such.

  13. I familiarized myself with the meaning of ‘intifada’ or ‘civil uprising’ as in the First Intifada in 1987 wherein clashes between Israelis and Palestinians resulting in 1993 Oslo Accords after the government rampage on Palestinians requesting end to foreign occupation by Israelis, for Palestinian independence.

    Obsequiously, considering Israel is a country that places tough restriction on religious freedom, especially non-Orthodox Jewish faiths and Israel ranks right up there with in “inter-religious tension and violence” along with Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, it’s no wonder there is friction with the 20% Muslims, and 2% Christians. Israel doesn’t even recognize official marriages/divorces, and burial of those not Jewish. The Israeli government gets to determine who is Jewish, and despite all that focus on a Jewish religion, anyone who is a Jew can be orthodox or atheist, so long as they’re officially recognized as Jewish in the State of Israel. Of any other country, the USA involves itself in those persecuted for religious beliefs i.e. Uygurs in China, Rohingya in widely Buddhist Myanmar and non-Hindus arriving in the USA attacked in the USA by Sikhs. The USA can justify involvement in the Israeli government on the basis of singular support for freedom to be Jewish.

    American support of a Middle-Eastern genealogical interest in Israel isn’t justified either considering all the peoples mentioned in the Old Testament e.g. Amalekites, Ammonites, Arameans, Asshurites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Canaanites, Chaldeans, Edomites, Hittites, Ishmaelites, Israelites, Levites, folks from Moab, Philistines, Phoenecians, descendants of Noah, thus Abraham, father of Judaism (Isaac), Islam (Ishmael) and Christianity (Isaac) as the semitic-speaking Arabs and Jews. .

    We all know that it’s in the American national security interest to prop up a dependent country in the Middle-East, so why can’t the USA exert some leverage on the dependency of Israel to treat the Palestinian citizens with human decency? Would the USA say or do something if the Vatican re-instituted the Inquisition? I wonder.

  14. Lol…you all worry too much…you do know that the Birthright owner of Russia is in Alaska? And then you have the First People in Alaska…two powerhouses and you are whining about Mary? Lol…ok then…

  15. Mrs. N, Being Jewish is both a religion AND an ethnicity. The rest of your statement is hogwash. Getting back on point, Mary Peltola is a dim bulb with no skills who will support whomever and whatever cause gives her money and keeps her in office, period.

    • You think I’m not aware of how some folks justify discrimination? My neighbor across the way came here from Mannheim in the 30s at the age of 13, from a Germany where her uncles were part of the city government, and her father was branching out his lumber business to Russian imports. While the ship’s manifest listed other passengers demographic details for example, as their name, age, departure origin such as 45 yr old female France, 23 yr old male Ethiopia, etc, her description was 13 yr old female Jew. And, yet, she herself wasn’t Jewish and neither her mother, and was well within her right to have said she was German.

      And, so it seems that there is a lot of disparaging comment here about Ms Peltola, for whom no one would have one iota to say anything if she was a Canuck as is most of my ancestry.

      You know, anyone can make up stories to fit a narrative, like the crazies in Alce in Wonderland, as well as anyone can justify their definition of personal intersectionality, lived experience, and biases — explicit or implicit.

  16. Uh oh, its the most high evil George Soros pictured. That will be enough to whip the typical MRAK crown into a frenzy, which is the whole point of this article anyway.

    • Koch brothers did the same for the leftists.
      Well…. right up until they started donating to Dems. Now, they are OK.

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