Award-winning and New York Times bestselling international investigative author Edwin Black’s speaks about his book - Financing the Flames:
How Tax-Exempt and Public Money fuel a culture of confrontation and terrorism in Israel, pulls the cover off the robust use of tax-exempt, tax-subsidized, and public monies to foment agitation, systematically destabilize the Israel Defense Forces and finance terrorists in Israel. Black documents that it is actually the highly politicized Human Rights organizations and NGOs themselves - all taxpayer supported - which are financing the flames that make peace in Israel difficult if not impossible.
Black identifies organizations such as the New Israel Fund (NIF), the Ford Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Foundations, and many others, as well as the American taxpayer. Instead of promoting peace and reconciliation between Arabs and Israelis, they have blocked it and funded a culture where peace does not pay but warfare, confrontation, and terrorism do. Ironically, several Jewish organizations scooping up millions in tax-subsidized donations stand at the forefront of the problem.
In addition, black brings out an international law, first set by the San remo treaty, in 1920, which defines the terms for establishing new settlements in disputed areas. While this international law makes the Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria ("West Bank") to be legal, it is oftenly being ignored by politicians, the UN and the media.