IRS targeted and punished ‘tea party’ and pro-Israel Jewish groups

Along with targeting tea-party groups, the IRS may also have given extra-special attention to the tax-exempt status of some Jewish groups for political reasons. From the Jewish Press

The passionately pro-Israel organization Z STREET filed a lawsuit against the IRS, claiming it had been told by an IRS agent that because the organization was “connected to Israel,” its application for tax-exempt status would receive additional scrutiny. This admission was made in response to a query about the lengthy reveiw of Z STREET’s tax exempt status application.

In addition, the IRS agent told a Z STREET representative that the applications of some of those Israel-related organizations have been assigned to “a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the Administration’s public policies.” . . .

And at least one purely religious Jewish organization, one not focused on Israel, was the recipient of bizarre and highly inappropriate questions about Israel. Those questions also came from the same non-profit division of the IRS at issue for inappropriately targeting politically conservative groups. The IRS required that Jewish organization to state “whether [it] supports the existence of the land of Israel,” and also demanded the organization “[d]escribe [its] religious belief system toward the land of Israel.”

5 responses to “IRS targeted and punished ‘tea party’ and pro-Israel Jewish groups”

  1. Lynne says :

    The mainstream media is complicit in these cover-ups and misconduct. Can you even imagine the shrieking headlines if these abuses were done by Republicans???CBS us suppressing the truth to a shocking degree, but then the Rhodes brothers (one in the White House and the other heading CBS) could not be more closely connected the White House and Obama, and they are hiding the truth, spinning it, and lying.

    • Mac says :

      There you go again, Lynne. Noticing the man behind the curtain, lol.

      • Lynne says :

        Mac, there may be a break-through this time, as some reporters are balking at covering up the lies now. It must be said that if they are just noticing the lies now, they are amazingly slow on the uptake.

        And, it is coming out that some of the reputable journalists are looking to move to other media organizations where they won’t be censored and suppressed by their media bosses (Sharyl Atkinson, for one). And notice that Jake Tapper is now at CNN —a media source that has moved from Far Left to Center with the new CEO Jeff Zucker in charge. I think that CNN is striving to be bias-free, which is what I want in a media source.

        So…At the last press conference, I noticed that Jay Carney was squirming, lying his head off, and not being convincing at all when asked questions by various reporters, notably by ABC. Carney kept trying to move away from all sticky questions, but the media kept the heat on…and then ABC reported the exchange accurately later that day. So maybe as the truth starts coming out on the “most transparent” administration ever, the media will no longer be able to hide the truth. When Obama said “transparent”, he must have meant lies that were transparent and evident. Jay Carney talked about the talking points and versions, and his famous “one change, a stylistic change”—yeah, he was confronted with the truth: TWELVE SCRUBBED TALKING POINTS. I hope that more whistle blowers will have the courage to come forward now. There is more to this and Americans need an explanation for this horrible mess.

        • Mac says :

          I only hope that what should be done is done….

          • Lynne says :

            Mac, yeah, too late for the election thanks to the mainstream media’s cover-ups.
            But perhaps not to late for some accountability. The New Yorker had an article stating that in every Washington scandal there is a crime…so I wonder if this could lead to impeachment. So far, Victoria Nuland, Hilary Clinton, and others have gotten off completely free. Maybe that will change as the investigation proceeds. Yes, I hope that the media will cover this and that the associations of the media bosses and their close connections to Obama will be part of what is exposed…a lot of this is coming out now.

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