Qatar has donated $250,000 to some of the most extreme pro-Israel organizations in the US, a report by the Electronic Intifada has revealed.
The sums are believed to have been transferred by Joseph Allaham, a lobbyist working for the Qatari government, specifically through his firm Lexington Strategies, with some of the sums being paid as recently as early 2018.
The sums include $100,000 to Our Soldiers Speak, an organization that describes itself as the “vehicle through which the Israeli army and the Israeli National Police dispatch senior officers to select campuses overseas” and gives “briefings” to members of the US Congress.
The donations to Our Soldiers Speak are labelled as contributions for “charitable goodwill”.
The document explicitly names Qatar’s ruler, Emir Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, as the client of Allaham’s lobbying efforts for the purpose of facilitating “dialogue with [the] Jewish community abroad and in the United States.