- Dec 6, 2009
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Leading a charge? Some familiar names of leftist misfits in that group ready for the charge.
Tlaib, progressive House members want Biden to pull tax-exempt status from groups funding settlements – MondoweissRep. Rashida Tlaib is leading a charge to end the tax-exempt status of organizations in the United States that help fund Israel’s illegal settlements.mondoweiss.net
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is leading a charge to end the tax-exempt status of organizations in the United States that help fund Israel’s illegal settlements.
On July 15 Tlaib sent a letter Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen asking the Biden administration to take action. It was signed by Representatives Cori Bush (D-MO), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Andre Carson (D-IN), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Betty McCollum (D-MN).
“We write to express our extreme concern that U.S. charities are funding and providing direct support to Israeli organizations that are working to expand and perpetuate Israel’s illegal settlement enterprise in violation of international law, including supporting the dispossession and forced displacement of Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem neighborhoods,” begins the letter. “We are concerned that these policies violate U.S. obligations under international law, as well as federal tax law.”
Omar tweeted that many will tell you Israel has a right to defend itself, to safety and security, but are silent on whether Palestinians have those rights too.