| Beginnings: Established
Ideology: According to its website, "To provide
essential humanitarian assistance to the over 225,000 men,
women and children living in the 150-plus communities throughout
Judea, Samaria and Gaza." One Israel Fund is the largest
philanthropic organization focused only on the settlements
in the occupied West Bank and Gaza.
Noted For: Raising millions of dollars for settlements.
Key Leaders: Steven Orlow, Joseph Fried, Glen Segal,
Money from Moskowitz's Bingo: $1,205,000 between
1994 and 1997.
One Israel Fund has not attracted a lot of media coverage.
Here is what we have found to date:
"Jewish organizations such as the One Israel Fund
have poured millions of dollars into security equipment,
armored vehicles, day care centers, generators, ambulances,
synagogues and other endeavors in West Bank settlements,"
writes Max Gross of Forward.com.
One Israel Fund has also purchased bulletproof vests and
helmets for Jewish settlers, according to its website.
"We know that the struggle over Hebron, Schechem,
Gush Katif and the Golan, is really the first stages in
the battle to safeguard the future of Jerusalem," wrote
National President Steven S. Orlow in a Sept. 2002 Passover
Message on UnitedJerusalem.com. "If Israel's allies
convince her leaders that 'peace' is the ultimate value
of a democratic state, even more important than its security
and preservation of its rightful heritage, then naturally
even Jerusalem can be forfeited to Arafat for his promises
of 'peace.' When Israel becomes a slave to the doctrine
of 'peace' at all costs, then even Jerusalem is not too
high a price for pledges of non-aggression from the Arab
The organization gave a "Defender of the Land"
award to Zionist Organization of America
President Morton Klein.
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