JAFFA, Israel — As a Holocaust survivor, a successful financier who embraces free market capitalism and a philanthropist who champions liberal democracy, George Soros should be a darling of the Israeli establishment. But Mr. Soros has failed the only litmus test that seems to count for Israel’s current leadership: unconditional support for the government, despite its policies of occupation, discrimination and disregard for civil and human rights. For years Mr. Soros largely avoided Israel-related philanthropy, but he became involved in 2008 when he contributed to J Street, a moderate pro-Israel, pro-peace lobbying group based in Washington, after it was founded.
Comments: The first sentence may provide your first laugh of the day, but that may be the article´s only saving grace -- except for some new info about his fight with Orban in Hungary.
Ah, yes, the Holocaust ´survivor´ who survived by pretending to be a Christian and collaborating with the Germans to send his fellow Jews off the the gas chambers. What a swell guy, the hero of every leftist reporter.
Let me guess: the NYT didn´t mention that Soros, in his own autobiography, admitted he collaborated with the Nazis, said it was the most exciting time of his life, and he has no guilt about helping the Nazis kill Jews.
Agree with above poster. The entire premise of the article is that Israel occcupies the very land promised by the creator. It goes on to wrongly label Israel as discriminatory and opposing human rights. More NYT fake news destined for the bird cage liner.
Soros was a holocaust enabler and helper! Soros belongs behind bars but because of his money no on has been able to touch him. He should be stripped of his US citizenship because this holocaust helper lied about his involvement with the Nazis.
Hm, 12 makes an interesting point. The Mossad used to be really good at bagging Nazi´s and collaborators worldwide and spiriting them off to Israel to stand trial. What´s the matter with these guys, are they losing their touch, are there too many bleeding-hearts in the Knesset these days?
Soros standing humbled and shackled in the dock at Tel Aviv. Now, there´s a mental image to warm the cockles of one´s heart.
A sick and twisted man who hates US and all the things freedom represents. someone who brought us the likes of Obola. A man who rubs his grubby little hands together as blood runs in our streets. A man who pays protesters to cross state lines to cause mayhem. A man who tried to take down the Bank of England. Turn him over to any country that wants him before he dies of natural causes.
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In what should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) has admitted it truly needs help. Sears announced Thursday, July 20, that it will sell its Kenmore appliances on Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) , including a new line of Kenmore Smart appliances featuring Amazon´s Alexa. In other words, it´s taking its most treasured brand and partnering with the company that´s done the most to hasten its demise. Amazon will be Sears´ largest distributor outside its own stores and e-commerce channels. The deal comes more than a year after Sears´ announcement in May 2016 that it would