December 16, 2010, - 3:20 pm
I can’t believe I’m writing this in late 2010 in the United States of America, rather than late 1939 in Germany or Austria. But Barack Obama’s IRS has decided that Israel is a “terrorist group.” No biggie that it’s only our most loyal ally in the world and that the country is nowhere on the State Department terrorist list. The Obamaniks make it up as they go along.
As you’ll recall, some time ago, I told you about our friend, the indefatigable Harvard grad and patriot, Lori Lowenthal Marcus, the founder and executive director of Z Street and her righteous fight against Barack Obama’s IRS regarding her organization and Israel. I’ve known Lori a long time and she is the real deal–“good people,” as we say. Her organization, Z Street, is one of the most important new organizations fighting Islamo-fascism and Israel-hatred in America and the Western World. With a tiny infrastructure, this superwoman is doing what plenty of Jewish and gentile organizations claim to do–BUT DON’T (Hanan Tudor/fraud “Brigitte Gabriel” fan club alert)–with millions of dollars and much unearned fanfare.
And, as I noted, Barack Obama’s IRS held out on granting Lori’s Z Street tax deductible status, claiming the organization doesn’t share America’s policy views on Israel and the Mid-East. I noted then that this was interesting, since CAIR, ADC, MPAC, ISNA all openly support HAMAS and Hezbollah (both on the State Department terrorist list) and Israel’s annihilation–NOT America’s stated policy in the Mid-East and certainly in contradiction with our country’s stated opposition to Islamic terrorist groups–and yet all of these groups DO have tax-deductible, non-profit status. As I noted, Lori filed a lawsuit, and since then, the IRS has a new response for its denial of tax-deductible 501 (c) (3) or (c) (4) status: THAT ISRAEL IS A TERRORIST GROUP.
From Lori @ Z Street:
From: Lori Lowenthal Marcus <email@example.com>
Date: December 13, 2010 8:34:52 PM CSTTo: Lori Lowenthal Marcus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Prize for moral equivalency goes to the US IRS
12/11/10 We now have the mind-numbing IRS defense for delaying (almost a year now!) Z STREET’s application for tax exempt status. In a signed affidavit, an IRS official explains that there is no “Israel Special Policy,” instead it is a Terrorism Special Policy, and that Israel is included. That’s right, Israel is a terrorist state because terrorism happens there. True, Israel is the victim, but why quibble with details? This brings moral equivalency to a whole new level. Every Zionist should be screaming from the rooftops. The brief is here and the most significant of the IRS affidavits is here. The affidavit of the agent in charge of Z STREET’s application is here. And you’ll be shocked, shocked to learn that the government completely ignores having asked another organization whether that organization “supports the existence of Israel”, and that organization’s “religious beliefs about the land of Israel.” That doesn’t quite fit into their new defense. Nor, of course, the Constitution.
Lori Lowenthal Marcus
president, Z STREET
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