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November 26, 2010

Obama's Administration Denying Tax Status Based on Pro-Israeli Support

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Yet another troubling indication that not only is the Obama administration strongly anti-Israel, but that it's willing to violate the First Amendment rights of citizens and groups that do support Israel:
[...] According to the lawsuit, "The case is brought because, through its corporate counsel, Z STREET was informed explicitly by an IRS Agent on July 19, 2010, that approval of Z STREET's application for tax-exempt status has been at least delayed, and may be denied because of a special IRS policy in place regarding organizations in any way connected with Israel, and further that the applications of many such Israel-related organizations have been assigned to 'special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization's activities contradict the Administration's public policies.'" In other words, Z Street could be denied status as a 501(c)(3) organization because they differ with Obama on Israel. If this is true, if the Obama administration is targeting organizations that support Israel and then wielding its power over the IRS to harm such groups, that is a clear violation of these groups First Amendment rights.
Read more ... Particularly damning of the Obama administration is the fact that IRS agent Tracy Dornette specifically asked, "Does your organization support the existence of the land of Israel?" If this doesn't spell out Obama's anti-Israel agenda, what does? On the other hand, Obama's government has no problem with the confirmed terrorist-supporting Muslim group CAIR supporting Islamic terrorists like Hamas - or the liberal-progressive, George Soros-funded, anti-Israel, J Street ... both of which have 501(c)(3) status. Other coverage: IRS Harassing Jewish Organization? (Ben) Related: Remember when we treated Israel as America's friend and the U.S. was at war with "radical Islam"? (Video)

Posted by Richard at November 26, 2010 11:15 AM

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