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George Soros paying student protesters across US colleges – report

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George Soros is paying student radicals who are sparking a nationwide surge of anti-Israel protests at colleges throughout the country, NY Post reported.

George Soros and Rockefeller foundations paying students of US colleges who are arranging nationwide protests

Two major American philanthropic foundations, Rockefeller and Soros, are backing a group that pays certain activists. These protestors are disrupting college campuses across the country, WSJ reported.

The anti-Israel demonstrations initially erupted when students occupied Columbia University’s Morningside Heights campus lawn last week, now spreading across the nation.

Copycat tent encampments have emerged at various colleges, such as Harvard, Yale, Berkeley in California, Ohio State University, and Emory in Georgia. All were arranged by branches of the Soros-backed Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), resulting in clashes with law enforcement at some locations.

At three colleges, protests are being fueled by paid radicals who are fellows of a Soros-funded group called the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR).

The USCPR offers community-based fellows up to $7,800 and campus-based fellows between $2,880 and $3,660 to dedicate eight hours a week to organizing campaigns led by Palestinian organizations. They’re taught to “rise up, to revolution.”

This radical group has received over $300,000 from Soros’ Open Society Foundations since 2017 and $355,000 from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund since 2019. The SJP’s main organization has been financially supported by a network of nonprofits ultimately backed by Soros and other left-wing investors.

USCPR fellows driving protest actions on college campuses

Three individuals serving as “fellows” have been prominent figures in the nationwide protest movement. Nidaa Lafi, previously the president of the University of Texas Students for Justice in Palestine, was spotted at a encampment at UT Dallas on Wednesday, delivering a speech urging an end to the conflict in Gaza.

At Yale, USCPR fellow Craig Birckhead-Morton was arrested on Monday and charged with first-degree trespassing as SJP’s branch, Yalies4Palestine, occupied the school’s Beinecke Plaza, according to the Yale Daily News. Birckhead-Morton, who also previously interned for Democrat Maryland representative John Sarbanes, later spoke at a sit-in blocking traffic in New Haven after being released from custody.

The most prominent fellow is Malak Afaneh from Berkeley, who serves as co-president of the Berkeley Law Students for Justice in Palestine. She has been actively speaking at an anti-Israel protest on campus this week. Previously, Afaneh gained attention for disrupting a dinner at the law school dean’s house by shouting anti-Israel slogans. She later accused the dean’s wife of assaulting her when asked to leave.

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