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China is Funding Anti-Israel Protests on American College Campuses

China is Funding Anti-Israel Protests on American College Campuses

In recent weeks, a disturbing report has surfaced, revealing the deep involvement of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in funding and organizing anti-Israel protests across American college campuses. The Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) has unveiled a complex web of connections and funding that has fueled these protests, raising concerns about foreign interference in American domestic issues.

The Emergence of SID4P

The organization at the heart of these protests is “Shut It Down for Palestine” (SID4P), which was formed in response to the October 7 attack on Israel. Described by NCRI as an “anti-capitalist, anti-police, and anti-government protest movement,” SID4P operates both online and in the real world. It mobilizes frequent demonstrations and targets critical infrastructure and public spaces, creating significant disruption on college campuses.

The Singham Network’s Role

Key to SID4P’s operations is the “Singham Network,” named after Neville Roy Singham, an American multimillionaire with extensive ties to the CCP. Singham, who lives in Shanghai and has been involved with Chinese propaganda efforts, has used his wealth to support and amplify the anti-Israel protests. According to NCRI, Singham serves as a “conduit” for CCP geopolitical influence, funneling money through a network of nonprofits and alternative news sources.

Operating under the SID4P umbrella are several core organizations, referred to as “Convenors,” including Al-Awda NY, National Students for Justice In Palestine (NSJP), Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), Palestinian American Community Center NJ (PACC), the People’s Forum, ANSWER Coalition, and International People’s Assembly (IPA). These groups have close ideological and financial ties to Singham and play crucial roles in organizing and promoting the protests.

Financial and Ideological Connections

The People’s Forum, one of the key players in this network, has admitted to receiving substantial funding from Singham. A 2021 social media post revealed that “Marxist comrade” Singham funded the organization, which has been involved in major protest actions in New York City. NCRI’s report indicates that millions of dollars have been funneled through entities like the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, which functions as a dark money clearinghouse, obscuring the identity of donors while facilitating the transfer of substantial sums to American non-profits.

The People’s Forum and other groups have received significant grants from various foundations, further complicating the financial web supporting these protests. For example, the Justice and Education Fund, which received $20 million from GSPF in 2019 and 2020, provided a $64,500 grant to the People’s Forum. These financial connections reveal a well-coordinated effort to fund and support anti-Israel activism in the U.S.

The Broader Agenda

While the protests ostensibly focus on Israel, the underlying agenda is much broader and more sinister. According to NCRI, these movements are part of a “well-funded initiative driving a revolutionary, anti-government, and anti-capitalist agenda.” The leading organizations within this network serve as versatile tools for foreign entities hostile to the U.S., using pro-Palestinian activism as a cover to advance their broader goals.

Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., expressed his lack of surprise at these findings. “I warned the Biden Administration of the ties between the Chinese Communist Party and certain far-left organizations operating in the U.S., but they didn’t listen,” Rubio said. “So, I’m not surprised by the reported ties between a pro-Hamas organization and the Chinese Communist Party given their shared anti-American, anti-Western civilization, and pro-Iran stance.”

Liora Rez, founder and executive director of StopAntisemitism, likened the anti-Israel demonstrations to a “Trojan Horse” designed to advance authoritarian ideologies. “Remember, for radical Islamists, Israel is only the ‘little Satan’ and the United States is the ‘great Satan,’” Rez said, arguing the protests “are part of a pre-planned, well-funded, non-organic campaign to undermine America and Western Civilization.”

The Convergence of Interests

NCRI’s report also highlights the convergence of the CCP-linked network with Palestinian terrorist groups, notably the Marxist-Leninist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Organizations like Al-Awda and the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, which advocate for imprisoned PFLP terrorists, are official endorsers of the Shut It Down coalition. This alignment of interests between pro-Palestinian groups and CCP-linked entities underscores the complexity and danger of the current protests.

Ivana Stradner, a research fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, has pointed out that China’s influence operations have long focused on exploiting social divisions within the U.S. “Beijing has taken notice of Russia’s information warfare accomplishments. China has adapted its playbook for polarizing America through exploiting social divisions,” Stradner said. “Beijing does not miss a chance to exploit American division over Hamas and promote far-left narratives.”

The Future of Protests

The NCRI report ominously predicts that these organizations will continue to incite unrest throughout the summer of 2024 and into the November elections. With well-funded initiatives and sophisticated organizational structures, the protests are likely to persist and potentially escalate, causing further disruption and division within American society.

The revelations about CCP involvement in anti-Israel protests highlight the sophisticated and far-reaching nature of foreign influence on American domestic issues. The CCP-linked network’s funding and organizational support for these protests reveal a calculated effort to exploit social unrest and promote anti-democratic agendas. As these protests continue, it is crucial for policymakers, educators, and the public to remain vigilant and address the underlying influences driving these demonstrations. The future stability of American society may well depend on our ability to understand and counter these covert efforts to sow discord and division.

ACZ experts have reported previously that the war in Israel was instituted at China’s behest with the specific goal of distracting the U.S. from the Russia Ukraine war. China has substantial influence over Iran (to the tune of a $400 Billion agreement) which was more than happy to cause Hamas to attack. With this revelation we see that China’s commitment carries to covert operations within the United States to disrupt our society. This is sinister beyond measure. Hopefully, the FBI will take action, at least to the extent that some organizations are known.

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  1. Harry

    China finances everything to take America down, even our President .