REPORT: John Kerry’s wife gave $50,000 to support anti-Israel propaganda campaign


The Washington Free Beacon reveled an endowment, chaired by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s wife, gave a $50,000 grant to Conflict Kitchen, a restaurant that is spreading anti-Israel propaganda by rapping its food in anti-Israel leaflets.

By Yoni Hirsch


A storm in a sandwich wrapper: A Pittsburgh snack bar that sells sandwiches wrapped in paper printed with pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel slogans received a $50,000 grant from a foundation run by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s wife, according to a Washington Free Beacon report.

Conflict Kitchen during its Iranian cuisine period – Photo: AP

Conflict Kitchen is a pop-up restaurant that sells food from the cuisines of countries it says are in conflict with the United States.

According to the report, the wrappers bearing the anti-Israel slogans also indicate that the take-out restaurant is supported in part by the Heinz Endowment, chaired by Teresa Heinz Kerry.

Conflict Kitchen is located near Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, and it aims to use its menu to teach students about conflict between the U.S. and the countries it features in its cuisine selection.

The information spread via the Palestinian food wrappers includes quotes defending terrorism against Israel. According to the Free Beacon, one wrapper reads: “How can you compare Israeli F-16s, which are some of the best military planes in the world, to a few hundred homemade rockets? You’re pushing them to the absolute extreme. So what do you expect?”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry – Photot: Reuters

Another quote reads, “Palestinians are not going to just let [Israel] in and drop their arms. No, they’re going to kill and they are going to die.”

The report adds that the quotes do not appear to be edited for accuracy.

A Heinz Endowment spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon that it gave the snack bar the grant last April to help fund its relocation to another site in the city. He did not say whether or not the endowment would continue to support Conflict Kitchen in the future, but stressed that “the opinions of Conflict Kitchen do not represent those of the Heinz Endowment.”

Conflict Kitchen, which was founded by art professor Jon Rubin and former student Dawn Weleski, also hosted two recent events featuring anti-Israel speakers, the report said.


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