Yesterday J Street made an important statement about people in the States who support extremist settlers in the West Bank, and it singled out the Hebron Fund. Well, another organization that does so is the charity that Adam Horowitz turned up after the battle over the “Peace House” in Hebron two weeks ago: Central Fund of Israel, operating out of a fabric store on 6th Avenue, which collected $8 million in the U.S., according to its 2005 federal filing, and gave a portion of that to meet the “urgent security” needs of settlers.
A lot of upstanding Jews gave to this fund, whose vp, Arthur Marcus, is steadfastly opposed to a Palestinian state. We’re attaching the list of apparent donors that is included in the charity’s 2004 filing with the federal government. They’re the links at the bottom of this post. The list of names is not identified as a donor list, but in their own federal filings, many of the family foundations report giving money to Central Fund.
And now, here is the list of apparent donors, in 5 pages:
And here are two prominent names on that list:
The late Sam Spiegel, a film producer who won the Oscar for On the Waterfront. A fervent Zionist, who left a lot of money to Jerusalem. The donation is listed as from: Sam Spiegel Foundation in New York.
And Guilford Glazer, a Los Angeles developer and philanthropist who is on the Forbes 400 richest men list. And is trying to save the two-state solution supposedly, by donating to this Rand effort to plan the Palestinian state. The donation was made through the Diane & Guilford Glazer Foundation in Beverly Hills, and was for $100,000, according to federal filings.
–Phil Weiss and Adam Horowitz