December 16, 2010, - 3:20 pm

OUTRAGE – Obama’s IRS: “Israel is a Terrorist Group”

By Debbie Schlussel

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 <>

Date: December 13, 2010 8:34:52 PM CST

To: Lori Lowenthal Marcus <>

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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43 Responses

Okay, here is what everyone must do, once the new Congress convenes. Call their congressmen and Senators (202-224-3121), and let them know about this situation. Demand that the IRS be investigated, and that Z Street get tax exempt status.

Every one of Debbie’s readers must speak out. Write, call, and buttonhole your Congressman. Also, write to your local newspapers, Jewish and non-Jewish.


Jonathan Grant on December 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm

The IRS agent’s affidavit says,

“7. Z Street’s application was not referred to the TAG group because its viewpoints on Israel contradict the viewpoints espoused by the Obama administration.”

That seems to say the feds have slowed teh process down because the Obama administration doesn’t like what the organization does.

That’s screwed up. When government doesn’t treat people and organizations equally, our liberties are lost.

Terry Gibbs on December 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm

11Bravo, bro did you read the article word-for-word? If you did read this article, you wouldn’t be talking out of your ass, and I kinda doubt that your even a US soldier, and if your a US soldier, do you know that your boy Sean “Wallbanger” Hannity is defrauding military families and enriching himself and his crony friends? The fact is, Debbie to her own credit does her own homework, and she didn’t say that Obama said that “Israel is a terrorist group” as you pointed, she said that “Obama’s IRS claimed that Israel is a terrorist group”, that’s what she said, you of course used the knee-jerk reaction and took her own words out of context, and I don’t care if you like Obama or not, because I didn’t vote for him either!

Jonathan Grant, your right man, we need to alert the new congress a month from now about Obama’s IRS guy saying that Israel is a terrorist state. But I don’t think that our local stinking newspaper rags will get the message, there too busy running their own radical left wing agenda down our throats and that’s why the newspapers in this country are failing & being bankrupted.

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on December 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Israel IS a terrorist nation! Iran has never been actually connected to any act of terrorism, while Israel was forged by, sustained by, and worships/rewards it’s terrorists. The list of real acts of terror committed against the U.S.A., our allies, and against it’s own people (to gather sympathy), either dressed as Arabs, or caught trying to blame on a innocent nation they want Americans to see in a bad light (such as Iran), is too long to list. They did the King David Hotel, don’t forget the Lavo Affair,the first truck bomb in ’48, the first air piracy in ’54, intentionally shot down the first civilian airliner in ’73, killed 268 of their own people in the S.S. Patria in ’40, rounded up and slaughtered over 200(women & children in there) in ’48, and have a list that leads right up into this year of for sure guilties + many suspected,including the Marine base in Beirut, 9/11, & TWA 800, all of which fit their m. o., and let’s not forget the U.S.S. Liberty & subsequent cover up! Iran ZERO! Many empty accusations though. We can’t over look the anti-Semitic genocide Israel is conducting in the Gaza strip either. No other nation in the world can come close to their record of terrorism, nor does any other culture hold in the highest esteem, idolize, reward, and celebrate it’s terrorist like Israel, including the highest state positions, statues, and monuments! Israel in NOT an ally to the American people, and we need to be more aware of that fact, while we back Iran and mend relations with this innocent nation, and wonderful people! BOMB ISRAEL!

    kelly burket on August 28, 2012 at 5:05 am

as pointed out:

7. Z Street’s application was not referred to the TAG group because its viewpoints on Israel contradict the viewpoints espoused by the Obama administration.

So what else is now being ignored, turned down and investigated for disagreeing with our wannabe overlord? Where is the left and their minions exposing the freedom of contradicting our leaders is a fundamental right? Who is next to be silenced for not obeying the won? Funny as cold as it is this doesn’t feel like a banana republic but sure is beginning to look like one.

ender on December 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Israel is a Terrorist Group?!?
That’s sick – like calling a rape victim a sexual offender.

I’m really beginning to beleive that most Jews don’t give a damn about Israel. All the organizations should be raising a big stink over this instead of letting this woman battle it alone.

And yet another great treason to get rid of the stupid IRS and make businesses collect/pay a flat rate tax. I’m all for putting as many federal employees as possible out of work! Like this braindead thought deprived nutcase at the IRS, most seem totally useless.

theShadow on December 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Do you remember a few years ago when some academic geniuses came out with a report that says since Israeli soldiers don’t rape Arab women, it must be because they see the Arabs as non-humans?

    The irrational, illogical thinking and behavior of the Jew haters can be explained with only two words: Satanic Evil.

    Doda McCheesle on December 17, 2010 at 11:59 am


You’re correct. The vast majority of Jews in this country are center-left to far-left. They are far more concerned about their white guilt, tolerance, gay marriage, free access to abortions, global warming and multiculturalism than supporting a Jewish homeland. If things were the other way around, and African Americans supported candidates based upon values rather than skin color, there would no longer be a democratic party.

spiffo on December 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Of course the majority of those who identify as “Jewish” are actually secular, Jewish by virtue of birth- either their mother is Jewish, or they mistakenly think that if their father is Jewish they are “half” Jewish.

    The Almighty Dollar is their prime motivator, not the Almighty.

    Doda McCheesle on December 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Not only should every Zionist be screaming from the rooftops; everyone concerned with civil liberties should be screaming from the rooftops, whatever their view of Zionism or of Israel’s policies. You don’t have to agree with Z Street, or Israel’s political stance to be outraged at the injustice that the IRS has subjected Z street to and the violation of their rights.

The comparison to the late 1930s is, indeed, appropriate. At that time, Roosevelt was denying entry to Jewish refugees, doing virtually nothing to oppose or try to stop Hitler’s policies which were rapidly descending to the level of genocide, and doing nothing to stop or mitigate the anti-semitism rampant in this country.

The Jewish leaders (sic) of that time, like the misnamed Rabbi Stephen Wise, Felix Frankfurter (who did not want to upset the applecart on his soon-to-be appointment to the Supreme Court), Justice Louis D. Brandeis and Benjamin Cohen were much more interested in defusing Jewish protest against Roosevelt’s anti-semitic policies so he could be re-elected, then they were in doing anything to mount protest against FDR.

Jewish leaders today are following the same reprehensible policies today, and acting as Obama’s enablers. They are pandering to Obama along with both Republican and Democratic Jewish political (mis)leaders,and not lifting a finger to support Z Street or Israel in anything except empty words.

They are vested in the (un)peace process, and miseducating Jewish people and others, just as the misleaders in the 1930s did. The IRS affidavit isn’t worth the paper it is printed on. Government bureaucrats lie at the drop of a hat to further the policies of their bureaucratic leadership, and make no mistake about it — the Government bureaucracy is anti-semitic to the core, on a bipartisan basis.

Little Al on December 16, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Add this to one of the many reasons Obama is considered to be a Muslim. President Jihad is doing a great job destroying this country.

Bill on December 16, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Spiffo, you nailed it on the head, liberal-jews in this country could careless for Israel, about most-to-some of them put their politics before the countries interest. If I was a jewish person, I would be disgusted at the left wing jews in this country for not caring about our national security or Israel’s national security! And I also happen to be a black male myself and we have the exact problems in the black community today, where we being used by white left wing communist (ie, The Great Society by former president Lyndon B. Johnson) and propagandized and telled to support the Democrat party and support the liberal agenda.

I know that I’m not the only black conservative in this country, there are millions of us in this country today, but were not heard or found because of the leftist, and Debbie Schlussel is not the only jewish conservative in this country, there are millions of them as well, but they to are being hidden by the leftist.

“A nation is identified by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on December 16, 2010 at 7:35 pm

This is the administration that did nothing to stop wikileaks either. Nothing about the black panthers. Nothing about our border. Grovels at the feet of terror states like Bush probably wished he had. Disgraceful every way you look at it.

samurai on December 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm


just look at what the f&ck they’ve done to the palestinians for the past 60+ years.

you would think that they would be inclined to treat people with more respect after the atrocities that occurred during the holocaust.

Yet what do the zionists do? treat palestinians the way the nazi’s treated them. Afyer seeing how they oppress these innocent people i can finally understand hitler’s point of view.

It’s a shame he didn’t succeed, the world would without a doubt be a more peaceful place.

johny on December 17, 2010 at 12:33 am


    No muslims, know peace.

    Stephen on December 17, 2010 at 9:00 pm


    Only an imbecile would think that there is moral equivalency between dead Jews and dead terrorists.
    Are you aware of how Palestinian murderers and would-be murderers are treated in Israeli hospitals?
    Are you aware of how Palestinians receive political representation in the Israeli Parliament? (Look up Ahmad Tibi, a Holocaust denier and career criminal who serves as Deputy Speaker in Parliament?)
    Are you aware that there are 55 Islamic theocratic states – all of which treat non-Muslims as dhimis and most of which expelled their Jewish population after the establishment of Eretz Yisrael?
    Name one Muslim state where Jews are given political representation and are allowed to vote the same way that the “Palestinians” are in Israel (where over 440,000 of them voted for the designated terrorist organization HAMAS).

    Again, there is no moral equivalency between dead Jews and dead terrorists. Look up the Grand Mufti, open a history book, and stop spewing your pan-Islamic hogwash propoganda about the Religion of Peace that murdered 3000 Americans on 9/11 … because of Israel.

    Yeah, only if you’re an idiot.

    The problem is NOT a tiny state the size of New Jersey surrounded by numerous Arab states that have invaded and attacked it FOUR times (in 1948, 1956, 1967, and 1973 – on Judaism’s holiest day).

    We won all four times, you lost. GET OVER IT. The Arab governments REFUSE to take back their “refugees” so as to help with their Israeli-delegitimization propoganda.

    Why else have the Muslim governments not taken back and taken care of all those poor refugees?

    And you, sir, are obviously an anti-Semitic moron with no knowledge of history.

    Mike on December 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Haha, reading this makes me happy knowing the fact that Obama’s IRS knows who the real terrorists are. Waiting for NormanF to make an ignorant response to my comment in blindly following everything this no good reporter has to say. Who am I kidding only NormanF, everyone else on this page is a blind ignorant fool. Thank You, have a good day.

sami on December 17, 2010 at 1:19 am

    sami al-arian-

    You are a blind man because you are already seeing individual congress people stating to show their commitment to Israel.
    Obama’s reign is over.
    You are living in the past two years dude and now the leadership of the US is speaking up and you know what they are saying????????

    They are saying that arab muslims are EVIL and Israel is the good guy.

    And you know what?????

    They are right.

    Stephen on December 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm

The garbage comment from johny should be deleted. It is an example of the types of savages who are trying to destroy Israel. These are the people who the IRS and Obama are trying to prevent Israel from fighting effective.

Little Al on December 17, 2010 at 1:23 am

Now Sami has made a comment, obviously synchronized with johny’s comment. I guess the Muslim lunatics have discovered this post and are trying to prevent Z Street from being successful, by deluging the post with their gutter comments.

Little Al on December 17, 2010 at 1:25 am

Johny….You are nothing more than a Pathetic Nazi sympathizing a$$hole.

Michael on December 17, 2010 at 1:50 am

Why aren’t the so-called pro-Israel conservative media and bloggers in the States and Jewish media as a whole not making a big deal about this? The silence from Jews on this is deafening, and I didn’t read anything about it in the Israeli press either (hey maybe I missed it but I doubt it). If Jews don’t make a big deal about this outrageous anti-Semitism, why expect anybody else to?

Sean R, I agree with you, American “Jews” in the main disgust me. I could care less for 80% of them (the morons who voted for Obama). Taken out of context that statement of mine appears anti-Semitic, but it’s precisely because the majority of American Jews are about as Zionist as their messiah-wannabe Obama, that is they are not, that I have nothing but contempt for them. Although we have plenty of liberal loons in Israel too and these morons have even less excuse for being so stupid. We are in the cross-hairs after all.

Larry in Tel Aviv on December 17, 2010 at 3:34 am

    How come the media isn’t reporting this and drawing the wrath of the public? I thought the “World Jewry” controlled the media, no?

    Anorak on December 17, 2010 at 7:51 am

well, when you use violent means against civilians, that’s what you get – a terrorist state.

edo on December 17, 2010 at 6:41 am

Johny is just another troll. Keyboard warrior. May he rot in hell with the rest of his ilk.

samurai on December 17, 2010 at 9:39 am

So Obama won’t grant tax exempt status to Z Street. Send him a message tax time under Charitable Deductions on your return write Z Street in big letters…even if your contribution was only one dollar.

Jerry on December 17, 2010 at 10:24 am

By the same logic the US, Spain and England (among others) are terrorist states because they were also the targets of terrorist attacks.
And pay no mind to Johny. He is probably the same obsessive/compulsive paranoid anti-Semite and Hitlerite who thrives on Pat Buchanan’s Townhall columns and whose id there is Johny 7000.

Arn on December 17, 2010 at 11:06 am

And remember the most important thing of all:


Doda McCheesle on December 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm

IRS audits of charitable organizations have risen dramatically under Obama, and they are not directed at Muslim organizations. They seem to be targeting churches and such. Something is going on here. No way that this is not coming from the top.

pat on December 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm

May the genocidal “Palestinians” and their evil supporters all burn in hell. God will punish all these monsters – you can see the soul-less misery in every anti-Semites posts.

And as an American Jew, I totally agree that the self-hating leftist “Jews” shold burn in hell with the America and Jew-hating trash they support

John on December 17, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Liberal Jews allow thugs like Mohammad, er “Johny”, to destroy all that is good in the world.

Is there any doubt that, at this point, Obama hates Jews? He’s an anti-Semite, just as much as Carter. Remember the Rev. Wright? Remember Rashid Khalidi? Remember Bill Ayers? Those Jew-haters are Obama’s best friends. Any Jew who votes for Obama in 2012, even if the alternative is the execrable Romney, is voting to destroy his or her own grandchildren.

adam on December 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

G-d knows what else the O administration has been up to…..Leaked documents and communiques 5-10 years from now (if we live that long) will have us standing on our heads……good idea about Grant’s suggestion early in these comments.

Not Ovenready on December 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm

For those who believe the new testament. Jesus called those who call themselves Jews but are not but are the synagogue of satan, and are liars.(Revelationchap. 2 and 3) He also said in a dialogue/confontation John chap 8 that their father was not Abraham because they didn’t do the things that Abraham did.(Believe with faith in the promised seed who was Jesus Christ. He said that they were of their father the devil and they did the things their father did. Their father the devil was liar from the beginning and a muderer. If you know and understand the new testament which is included in the whole of scripture ie. Old Testament. Jesus Christ destroyed the unbelieving wicked generation and its leaders and their temple in 70a.d.
via the Roman armie just as he said he was going to do.Any of the so called jews who escaped the judgement scattered.Those that call themselves jews but are not still remain. In the letter the Romans and Galatians The writer Paul who is under the inspired direction of the Holy Spirit clearly defines what makes a person a Jew. Read to find out. If you don,t believe the New Testament which is the covenant that all men are under
since it was established by Christ and continues to mediate it and always will because he is alive. then none of what I have saod will matter. If this sparks an interest then read the new testament. It will take faith to believe what it says. Things haven’t changed since Jesus spoke the words in John, Rev. Romans and Galatians. Israel does not believe in Jesus and Jesus said that if they didn’t believe in him then they didn’t believe in Jehova God because they are one. He said if they didn’t know him they didn’t know God because they are the same. He said that those who called themselves Jews but are not are his enimies and they would become a footstool for him
and would someday bow to his people. Those who by faith believe in him, who make up the kingdom of God. Jesus paid for all sin and if Israel and all people would put their faith in him he will cleanse them from their sin. Israel needs Jesus. Unbelief will keep them the synagogue of satan. But this is only if you believe the new Testament. I love the people of Israel

Todd on December 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm

One more reason to hate the IRS. One wishes they said that about Russia as well, so that FSB agents could subject them to Polonium doses & do what Congress & the White House has failed to do. After all, by the above definition, Russia is a terrorist state every bit as much as Israel is – their citizens get attacked all over by Chechens, who belong to only 1 tiny part of the country.

Infidel Pride on December 18, 2010 at 1:21 am

Lori Marcus has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. According to the lawsuit, IRS official Diane Gentry told Donna Johnson Bullock, the lawyer handling Z Street’s tax-exempt application, that the tax-exemption process “was taking longer than usual” because Z Street deals with Israel and has been critical of Obama’s Mideast policy.

Now, the irony of the IRS’s failure to approve Z Street’s tax exemp status is that there are several other tax exempt organizations that have also been critical of Obama’s policies tilting against Israel and pandering to Arab nations. Two that come to mind are JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) and CUFA (Christians United for Israel). In fact, I don’t see how it’s possible to be an organization dedicated to educating the public about Israel that doesn’t criticize Obama and has abhorrent policies toward the Jewish Statel.

Here’s an article on the Z Street lawsuit from the Jewish Exponent:

Ralph Adamo on December 18, 2010 at 1:27 am

IRS acronym – “It’s Really Sharia”

CornCoLeo on December 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm

CornCoLeo: WOW. Good one.

Add that to Debbie’s FBI: Famous but Incompetent (which they are).

Mike on December 20, 2010 at 7:15 pm


Sorry, Debbie, but this is no surprise.

But, this stuff is only part of why “fanatics” like me keep screaming and yelling for our brothers and sisters to COME HOME already. The U. S. is not our home.

And, no, it’s not running away from a fight; it’s running toward the fight we are supposed to be fighting,…in Israel.

I applaud Lori’s efforts, and I applaud your constant search for, and publicizing of, the truth.

Yet, “Zionists” don’t just throw money at Israel; that come to live here.

“Zionism” is not the name of a club, with members of which Shimon Peres Ehud Baraq are the like. “Zionism” is simply one of the many concepts included in the entire Torah.


Ben-Yehudah on December 22, 2010 at 2:08 am

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