United Settlers of Pogrom, Inc.
I’ve seen fundraising gala invitations to the Hebron settlers’ fund and without knowing the politics, one might think they were raising money for a new coop in Tel Aviv. You’d never know they are the largest source of Jewish settler violence in the territories, motivated by violent extremism that is (truthfully) unsurpassed by any other present-day group of Jews.
So at a recent staff meeting at the granting institution where I work, someone joked that even our most conservative grantees weren’t “the United Settlers of Pogrom, Incorporated” or anything. We’d never give money there.
So I took it upon myself to imagine what a more honest donation card to such an organization might admit! And in this season with Madoff’s fuckery, we fundraisers need a little humor. And for everyone else out there, give money this year. This year and next, more than ever.