Irving Moskowitz was a Jewish American businessman who was born in Poland. He profits off the healthcare and gambling industry in the US.
Moskowitz has also payrolled many Israeli politicians such as Avigdor Kahalani and former Israeli Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu & Ehud Olmert.1
Moskowitz died in 2016.
Judaization of Jerusalem
Moskowitz sought the systematic Judaization of Jerusalem, tilting demographic distribution in favor of Jews and draining Arab neighborhoods. He sought to acquire lands in Palestinian neighborhoods and donated to settler organizations such as El’ad and Ateret Cohanim. The businessman also contributed to the illegal expansion of Jewish settlements in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.
Moskowitz’s Judaization efforts have, however, not been limited to Jerusalem, with the businessman also facilitating general Zionist immigration and consequently occupation of Palestine. Interestingly, Moskowitz is known to have contributed to the immigration of so-called “Lost Tribes of Israel” – Tibetan crypto Jews – to Israel.2
Funding Zionist Hasbara
In 2018, he founded the Moskowitz Prize for Israel in order to award pro-Israel influencers, with a focus on right-wing agitators. Moskowitz donated to conservative and neocon think-tanks such as Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy and the Western Center for Journalism.
2: Karen Primack, Jews in places you never thought of, Ktav Publishing House, 1998, p. 280-281. ISBN 0-88125-608-0