IRS: Israel is a terrorist state because terrorism happens therePlease recall the story of Z Street, which has been trying for a year now to get approval from the IRS for tax exempt status. The IRS has been kicking their application around for a year, until the group filed suit when another organization applying for an exemption was asked whether they "support the existence of the land of Israel."
Here's the latest in a press release from Lori Lowenthal Marcus.
We now have the mind-numbing IRS defense for delaying (almost a year now!) Z STREET's application for tax exempt status. In a signed affidavit, an IRS official explains that there is no "Israel Special Policy," instead it is a Terrorism Special Policy, and that Israel is included. That's right, Israel is a terrorist state because terrorism happens there. True, Israel is the victim, but why quibble with details? This brings moral equivalency to a whole new level. Every Zionist should be screaming from the rooftops. The brief is here and the most significant of the IRS affidavits is here. The affidavit of the agent in charge of Z STREET's application is here. And you'll be shocked, shocked to learn that the government completely ignores having asked another organization whether that organization "supports the existence of Israel", and that organization's "religious beliefs about the land of Israel." That doesn't quite fit into their new defense. Nor, of course, the Constitution.Until last night, President Arrogant thought he had an exemption from obeying the constitution (Hat Tip: Memeorandum). It's now time to tell him otherwise.