3 thoughts on “Rescind Tax-Exempt Status of American Jewish Groups Funding Settlements – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. It seems to me that the same set of laws shutting down several Shiite mosques and a skyscraper in the US recently should apply here. Those laws say the mosques were indirectly supporting Iran’s nuclear program, which, unlike the settlements in Israel, is not even illegal. It just looks a bit weird, to target these places but cast a blind eye on the Jewish organizations sending millions of dollars to support illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

  2. Dan Fleshler wrote about this on Realistic Dove.

    I agree with the Loyola professor that stated that the likelihood that the IRS would get into a conterversial partisan issue is more than remote. The most that they would do would be to insist that the specifically objectionable actions be separated organizationally from the otherwise social welfare, educational and other genuinely charitable programs.

    The situations where the IRS takes a hard stand on charitable status is where there is a financial beneficiary to programs that is an officer of the charity. (An example would be an officer of a charity leasing property at above market rates.)

    The second common condition is where a charity willfully and intentionally abuses the law, especially after clear warning.

    In all cases, the charity has the right to appeal a ruling.

    The angle sounded good for BDS, but isn’t in fact.

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