By Joseph Klein
Barack Obama's IRS is targeting certain Jewish advocacy groups which disagree with Obama's anti-Israel positions on the so-called "disputed territories." In a document entitled "Be On the Lookout" (BOLO), which the IRS disclosed publicly on June 24th, the tax enforcement agency instructed its agents reviewing applications for tax-exempt status to be on the lookout for applications from organizations that "deal with disputed territories in the Middle East" and "may be inflammatory."
A pattern has emerged with respect to the IRS's special focus on groups that were outspoken in opposing President Obama's demands that Israel freeze its construction of settlements over the pre-June 1967 boundary line between Israel and the West Bank and West and East Jerusalem, known as the "Green Line." [more...]