Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Huff-Watch's favorite charities


The issues addressed here at Huff-Watch are extremely serious --- most notably:
HuffPost's bias and facilitation of libels against American soldiers and intelligence personnel (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

The anti-Israel, anti-Semitic bias in HuffPost's "news" coverage and blogger articles, and its tolerance of user comments containing libels, conspiracy theories and hatred of both Israel and Jews (1, 2, 3)

HuffPost's Islamist-sympathizing and -whitewashing bias and propaganda (1, 2, 3). (Also see these two "tests" that Huff-Watch conducted, to prove that while HuffPost publishes incendiary anti-Semitic hate comments, it censors identical comments targeted to Muslims, and rapidly bans the users submitting them, as part of a larger pattern of biased moderation practices, documented here.)

It is for this reason that we've assembled the following (alphabetic) listing of nonprofit organizations that deal with these issues on either a direct or tangential basis, and which we consider to be among the most worthy of support.

For your convenience, we've also added each organization's mission statement or key descriptor.

Note: Huff-Watch is not affiliated with any of these charities, and none have endorsed any of our opinions or analyses.

U.S. military charities:

  • Soldiers' Angels
    "(P)roviding aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families... in a variety of unique and effective ways."

  • Warrior Legacy Foundation
    "The Warrior Legacy Foundation protects and promotes the reputation and dignity of every American veteran."

  • Wounded Warrior Project
    "The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors

Jewish & Israeli think tanks and advocacy organizations:
  • Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
    "In 1981, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces was created as a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing and supporting social, educational, cultural, and recreational programs and facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland. It also offers these services to the families of fallen soldiers."

  • The Israel Project
    "The Israel Project (TIP) is an international non-profit organization devoted to educating the press and the public about Israel while promoting security, freedom and peace. The Israel Project provides journalists, leaders and opinion-makers accurate information about Israel."

  • The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
    "The Jerusalem Center seeks to present Israel’s case and to highlight the challenges of Islamic extremism and global anti-Semitism."
  • The Jewish Agency For Israel
    "Mission: Bringing a substantial number of Jews to live in Israel and ensuring their successful integration; Connecting the next generation with Israel and Jewish peoplehood as a core part of Jewish identity; Involving world Jewry with Israelis in shaping the future character of Israeli society."

  • Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA)
    "Mandate: Provide leadership and affect policy on crucial issues of national security and foreign policy; Promote American security cooperation with like-minded democratic countries including, but not limited to, Israel; Engage the American defense community about the role Israel can and does play in securing Western, democratic interests in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions; and Improve awareness in the general public, as well as in the Jewish community of the importance of a strong American defense capability."

  • The Simon Wiesenthal Center
    "An international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to generating change through the Snider Social Action Institute and education by confronting antisemitism, hate and terrorism, promoting human rights and dignity, standing with Israel, defending the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaching the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations."

  • Stand With Us
    "StandWithUs is an international education organization that ensures that Israel's side of the story is told in communities, campuses, libraries, the media and churches through brochures, speakers, conferences, missions to Israel, and thousands of pages of Internet resources."

U.S. nonprofits focused on American national security, and the global war on Islamist terror
  • The American Center for Democracy
    "The objective of the ACD is to supplement government efforts to defend democratic institutions from global threat of radical Islam and terrorism. The ACD includes the Center for The Study of Corruption & the Rule of Law (CSC), and the Economic Warfare Institute (EWI). The Economic Warfare Institute (EWI) Mission: to investigate, expose, and work to prevent attacks on the economic integrity, financial institutions, and strategic assets of the United States and other free societies. EWI advises government officials and business and civil leaders, and defends the rights of scholars and journalists under the First Amendment to expose those responsible for such attacks."
    (Note: The ACD is headed by Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, the inspiration for "Rachel's Laws," legal protections for those who expose by name the financiers and supporters of Islamist terror.)

  • The American-Islamic Forum for Democracy
    "Mission: We proud citizens of the United States of America join together as devoted and patriotic citizens and as devout Muslims in this forum in order to serve as a vehicle for the discussion and public awareness of the complete compatibility of America’s founding principles with the very personal faith of Islam which we practice."

  • The Center for Security Policy
    "Mission: To identify challenges and opportunities likely to affect American security, broadly defined, and to act promptly and creatively to ensure that they are the subject of focused national examination and effective action."

  • The Foundation for Defense of Democracies
    "The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is the only nonpartisan policy institute dedicated exclusively to promoting pluralism, defending democratic values, and fighting the ideologies that threaten democracy. FDD was founded shortly after 9/11 by a group of visionary philanthropists and policymakers to support the defense of democratic societies under assault by terrorism and militant Islamism."

  • The Investigative Project on Terrorism
    "The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) is a non-profit research group founded by Steven Emerson in 1995. It is recognized as the world's most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups. For more than a decade, the IPT has investigated the operations, funding, activities and front groups of Islamic terrorist and extremist groups in the United States and around the world. It has become a principal source of critical evidence to a wide variety of government offices and law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Congress and numerous public policy forums."

  • Veterans For Victory
    "Our main goals are to educate the American people on the need for a continuing strong military presence [in Iraq and Afghanistan]; help elect qualified veterans and friends of the US Military to office; and broaden our communications through regional television and printed materials."

Media monitoring, analysis, translation, commentary:
  • CAMERA (The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America)
    "[T]he Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. CAMERA fosters rigorous reporting, while educating news consumers about Middle East issues and the role of the media."

  • Honest Reporting
    "Israel is in the midst of a battle for public opinion – waged primarily via the media. To ensure Israel is represented fairly and accurately 'HonestReporting' monitors the media, exposes cases of bias, promotes balance, and effects change through education and action."

  • MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute)
    "The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) explores the Middle East through the region’s media (both print and television), websites, religious sermons and school books. MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, Dari, Hindi, and Turkish media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in the Middle East."


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