Tuesday, June 25, 2013
IRS: We Targeted Supporters of Israel’s Disputed Territories
On Monday the IRS provided the 'smoking gun' pointed at its own head, in reports and information showing that the government agency made decisions based upon the views of pro-Israel groups which disagreed with the administration about the 'Disputed Territories'
The Jewish Press
Published: June 25th, 2013
IRS documents revealed the Service had been targeting pro-Israel groups whose view on the territories differed from the administration's.
Ever since the beginning of the scandal concerning the United States Internal Revenue Service and the claims that it had a policy of treating differently – as in worse – organizations seeking tax exemptions if those organizations held positions in conflict with this US administration, there have been doubters.
And, of course, the way the story has been spun fans the flames of doubt – yes, the IRS finally admitted, after years of denial, that it had targeted certain groups and subject some groups to extra scrutiny, but there was no political impetus for the inappropriate action, there was just poor oversight of overworked civil service employees who were just trying to streamline their jobs. Heck, the claim went, that was wrong, but what we now recognize as inappropriate actions weren’t taken for political purposes. That was the claim.
And the IRS is trying desperately to make glib admissions, have some heads roll, even parade some of those heads around to show how seriously the IRS takes its need to be punished. But now, it’s time to move on. PLS CONTINUE READING: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/irs-we-targeted-supporters-of-israels-disputed-territories/2013/06/25/0/
Lori Lowenthal Marcus