Sunday, May 12, 2013

Did J Street Sic IRS on Pro-Israel Rival, Z Street?

New revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted Tea Party and conservative organizations for additional review and investigation--and that senior officials knew about the practice, despite earlier denials--have shed light on the IRS's aggressive investigation of a new pro-Israel group, Z Street, in 2010.

Z Street was started as a conservative counterweight to the Obama administration's favored pro-Israel group, the left-wing J Street. The leaders of Z Street were alarmed when their application for non-profit status with the IRS was subject to additional scrutiny, including probing questions about the group's views that indicated a high degree of skepticism--not toward the group's non-profit eligibility, but towards its substantive beliefs.

Remarkably, when challenged to explain its aggressive investigation, the IRS cited the possibility that Z Street might be involved in funding terrorism. As Lori Lowenthal Marcus of the Jewish Press notes:...(Continued)

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