Headlines – rightfully – are blaring about the foreign intervention of funders including The State Department, a slew of extreme left-wing foundations, including the Ford Foundation, and celebrities including Joel Fields, the creator of the hit-TV Show The Americans, all working on the campaign which is supposedly focused on electing anyone - “just not Bibi.”
And while it is clear that the State Department has funded One Voice ((PeaceWorks Network Foundation (PWNF) is V 15 is One Voice) – and Obama has no love for Bibi, what is even more troubling is the history of this organization. A review of tax filings finds that One Voice paid $96,000 in 2011 to Howard Sumka. Media reports show that Sumka was instrumental in providing “$1 million in American funding to a Hamas-run university in the Gaza Strip…” when he served as West Bank and Gaza Mission Director for US Aid.
It seems to be a short road from funding Hamas institutions to working to defeat Netanyahu.
An executive board member of One Voice is Samer Hamadeh, who told Bloomberg in 2008 that "I grew up in Fresno, Calif., I went to Stanford, my parents left Palestine when they were kids and never looked back. I didn't realize that I was Palestinian until my teens and not really what that meant until after 9/11.…”
Do prospective voters in Israel of “The Zionist Camp” identify with ideological backing from Hamadeh? One thinks that his radical ideology is most likely not quite in line with the mainstream voters that Issac Herzog and Tzipi Livni are chasing.
One Voice International’s “Entertainment Council” includes Brad Pitt, Ed Norton, Jason Alexander & Danny Devito, yet the real head honcho is Joel Fields, whose hit-TV show The Americans premiered Season Two this week. He is listed on tax returns as a member of the Board of Directors.
OneVoice plans to have hundreds of people going door-to-door throughout Israel to try and defeat Netanyahu, but the funds for that effort were funneled through One Voice’s NYC West 38thStreet by a hodge-podge of left-wing extremists, The State Department, and Palestinian-Americans.
Netanyahu is one damn tough Jew – and he’s facing an army of opponents whose interests are much different than those concerned with the prosperity and security of the Jewish State.