Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, has urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to launch an investigation into a Democratic Party-affiliated organization reportedly linked to funding Palestinian terrorism. Hawley’s call comes amidst ongoing tensions surrounding the committee’s discussions on subpoenaing individuals tied to financial support for Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
In a recent social media post, Hawley referenced an article published in The Washington Examiner that revealed a network of left-leaning groups funneling money towards a progressive charity with ties to a terror group. The Senator expressed frustration with the committee, suggesting that their focus should shift towards this mysterious dark-money group that allegedly channeled $1 million into a charity associated with Palestinian terrorism.
According to The Examiner, in October, two tax-exempt organizations, New Venture Fund, and Windward Fund, halted their grant contributions to an Arizona-based charity called the Alliance for Global Justice. The move happened after pressure from a coalition of 11 pro-Israel groups connected the organization to Collectif Palestine Vaincra, a French member of an Israeli-designated terror coalition known as Samidoun. Several members of the French group are associated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a terrorist group.
New financial disclosures presented in The Examiner’s report revealed that the Alliance for Global Justice received significant funding in 2022. The New Venture Fund directed $501,500 toward the charity for environmental programs, while the Windward Fund granted $525,000 for the same cause. These grants were part of the Alliance’s $2.5 million in grants reported in its 2021 IRS Form 990. The document also shows that the charity’s total revenue for 2021 declined to $10.6 million from $56.4 million in the previous year.
The Alliance for Global Justice describes itself on its website as an organization engaged in four areas of struggle: economic justice, opposition to U.S. militarism, promotion of real democracy, and the preservation of ecological integrity. On the other hand, Arabella Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based firm, is listed in IRS documents as the party responsible for holding the books and records for both the New Venture Fund and the Windward Fund. The 2021 IRS Form 990 for Windward Fund reported a total revenue increase from $159 million to $274 million, while the New Venture Fund’s revenue dropped slightly from $975 million to $964 million.
The intricate web of financial transactions and associations raises questions about the transparency and implications of dark-money groups, their donors, and the ultimate destination of the funds provided. Sen. Hawley’s push for a Senate Judiciary Committee investigation seeks to shed light on the matter and address concerns regarding potential links between Democratic Party-affiliated organizations and organizations connected to Palestinian terrorism.