Whoa: Did the IRS also target Jewish groups for ‘extra-special attention’?


The IRS admits to targeting conservative groups for additional review and laughably claims the witch hunt wasn’t “motivated by political bias.” What will its math-challenged spokeswoman Lois Lerner say about allegations that the IRS gave “extra-special attention to the tax-exempt status of some Jewish groups for political reason”?

The pro-Israel group Z STREET filed a lawsuit against the IRS in 2010, claiming an IRS agent said the organization would come under extra scrutiny because it’s “connected to Israel.”

In addition, the IRS agent told a Z STREET representative that the applications of some of those Israel-related organizations have been assigned to “a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the Administration’s public policies.”

The whole thing is required reading.

The Jewish Press reports:

The IRS even took the position that because Israel is a country “where terrorism happens,” the service was justified in taking additional time to determine whether Z STREET was involved with funding terrorism.

The first hearing in Z STREET v IRS is reportedly scheduled for July.


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  • Clayton Grant

    Just one more reason to get rid of the euphemistically named “progressive tax system” and go to a flat or consumption tax.

    • beebop1952

      And when we defund Zerocare, we can fire the 16,000 new goons added.

      • MyrmidoNOT

        …and 16k more, just for spite.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Or, just to raise a ruckus…encourage a ‘regressive’ tax system.
      Reward good behavior and encourage success…

      That’ll cause a few heads to explode…maybe for real!! 😉

  • VHG1

    And the media hated when Barry O was likened to Adolf Hitler….guess we had it spot on! The left is a serious disease!

    • OLLPOH

      More than a serious disease, it is a serious detriment to the advancement of mankind.

      • Judy B

        Contagious & incurable!

  • divingpetrel

    Funny how this always happens during Democrat administrations. Remember the “pony-tail guy” in San Diego? He asked a question that Billy Boy Clinton did not like and next thing you knew the media was reporting on his tax problems. I also seem to recall other individuals who made things uncomfortable for the Clintons would suddenly find out that government employment records and other confidential information mysteriously wound up in the hands of the media.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

      Obama did that number on Joe the Plumber before he was even elected.

    • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

      Someone else may have asked Clinton an embarrassing question and wound up in the IRS crosshairs, but it wasn’t pony-tail guy. Pony-tail guy asked him a question about how he was going to make sure the government played its “proper” role as the American peoples’ mommy and daddy, and he became an overnight hero to the left.

      • divingpetrel

        I am still pretty sure it was Pony-tail guy. Admittedly it was years ago, but since I live in So Cal it may have gotten more play here than elsewhere. I do not recall the question asked, just seem to recall that it was not one Billy Boy expected or wanted and a few days later there was an article in the paper about that same individual having tax problems that most likely was leaked from the IRS. You must remember that sometimes the left-wing wacko’s can be quite embarrassing to the progressives because they push the agenda to fast for the progs’ liking.

        • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

          You’re right – I’m thinking about a different pony-tail guy, who was in Richmond, VA.

    • Judy B

      And some of those who made big problems wound up dead!


    Really? How could that be?
    Obama on White Folks’ Greed…
    Taken from his book and in his own words: “Dreams From My Father” page 158 of 235 PDF Form:
    The title of Reverend Wright’s sermon that morning was “The Audacity of Hope.” He began with a passage from the Book of Samuel-the story of Hannah, who, barren and taunted by her rivals, had wept and shaken in prayer before her God. The story reminded him, he said, of a sermon a fellow pastor had preached at a conference some years before, in which the pastor described going to a museum and being confronted by a painting titled Hope. “The painting depicts a harpist,” Reverend Wright explained, “a woman who at first glance appears to be sitting atop a great mountain. Until you take a closer look and see that the woman is bruised and bloodied, dressed in tattered rags, the harp reduced to a single frayed string.
    Your eye is then drawn down to the scene below, down to the valley below,
    where everywhere are the ravages of famine, the drumbeat of war,
    a world groaning under strife and deprivation.
    “It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day
    than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year,
    where white folks’ greed runs a world in need,
    apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…
    That’s the world! On which hope sits!”
    To sum up from here: Are you guilty of being greedy? Are you guilty of being white? How many slaves did or do you own? Did you acquire what you have by taking from the innocent-feeble-poor? Did You “really” earn it? Have you paid Your Government back for your accomplishments? You should be shameful for being white. You should be shameful that you are greedy. Are you shameful for being greedy? etc. etc. etc.

    • GaryTheBrave

      This is getting to be SPAM. I think OLLPOL is trying to get us to buy O’s books.

  • FreedomFighter

    I believe we’ve uncovered the modern day gestapo.

    • 1azuce

      Carney doing his best Sgt. Schultz “I know nothing. Nothing.”

  • trixiewoobeans

    Why does “Lord of the Flies” keep coming to mind?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    When they have a report on going after Muslims and the OWS gang…wake me up.
    Somehow I think I’ll be dreaming along side Rip Van Winkle for a looooooong time.

  • Paul C.

    Aren’t these the people Obama hates??

  • nc

    Israel is a country “where terrorism happens” all right. Except it is the victim, not the perpetrator.

    Will THIS be the final straw that wakes up my Jewish brothers and sisters to the fact that the left is not our friend? I’m not holding my breath.

    • Zane Henry

      nah, American Jews are mostly atheists these days. They couldn’t care less about Isreal, ’cause there’s a new iPhone coming out soon.

      • annoyinglittletwerp

        I’m a cradle-conservative Reformdox Jewish chick. Not all Jews are ‘blinded by the left’.

        • Zane Henry

          Wish there were more like you around. It sickens me to see some of the Jewish people I know actually SUPPORTING Palestine. Boggles the mind.

  • $30423294

    Hey, if you are suggesting that the Obama administration has an islamic supremacist influence of some kind, well, … um, … well yeah. So there.

  • Garth Haycock

    No surprise, as Dear Leader is an anti-Semite.

  • arrow2010

    Muslim groups not targeted for extra-special attention.

    • GaryTheBrave

      If the standard is wherever “terrorism comes from” I’m with you.

  • cscape

    I smell Rev. Wright!!!!

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to Obama and his Brownshirt IRS:

    You really don’t want to piss off or anger the Jewish voters.

    They supply half the lawyers on the planet. Have the wherewithal to retain them. When not supplying a decent percentage of the non African American Democrat vote in those pesky states on the east coast.

    And yes, cscape. This reeks of Rev. Wright!

  • almarquardt

    Does this mean anyone in or with ties to Boston looking for
    non-profit status will also get extra scrutiny? After all, it’s a place
    where terrorism happens . . .

  • http://twitter.com/forexwatcher Jason

    Hillary Rodham wrote papers showing how NIXON needed to be impeached for misusing CIA, and it’s talking points, as well as using the IRS to search people records. Hillary stated, A CRIME DOES NOT NEED TO BE COMMITED, only an ABUSE OF POWER…which made it easy to vote for impeachment.
    Hillary tried to deny Nixon counsel, but I think that was overturned. We can use Hillary’s prepared papers to easily impeach Obama for the many Abuses of Power we have seen just this week.
    Continue to press on all sides people.

  • BAW

    It seems like a systemic mindset to me. It’s okay to abuse the power of the government if you are doing it to the “right” people. Following what’s “politically correct” or popular opinion. Obama has attacked so many people it’s no wonder that people who work for the government think there are appropriate targets.

    • MyrmidoNOT

      Anyhow…they weren’t IRS agents (per se)…
      they are really “Navigators”…meant to ‘assist*.’

      Coming to an ‘insurance policy’ near you…
      another family-friendly endeavor…brought to you by obamaDON’Tcare.

      PS: *Assist who, TBD. (to be determined). 😉

  • John W.

    I suspect this program was developed by the high-ranking IRS officials who are slated to be put in charge of the enforcement of Obamacare starting next year. Think of it as practice.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

    …..This is NOT new. Monty Python did this as a sketch in 1970. It was funny then.

  • http://twitter.com/MaxTwelvetrees 12trees

    And yet the Jewish vote constantly goes Democratic. Wake up people.

  • tjp77

    Oh man, its on now.

  • http://profiles.google.com/danielmedicis Daniel Medicis

    Considering how anti-Semitic the Leftwing hate-factory have been of late, this is not surprising.

  • TocksNedlog

    I blame a low-level employee.

    And Romney.

    And sequestration.

    And Booooooooosssh!

  • TocksNedlog

    Were their files specially labeled with a yellow Star of David?


  • Axelgreaser

    OVERREACH OF POWER! DO PEOPLE RECALL THAT THE IRS & ERIC HOLDER visiting Black Pastor’s the months prior to Obama’s last ‘exaggerated’ landslide victory which apparently gives him a mandate to run amok and use an already too powerful agency to punish and threat ‘wild, foaming at the mouth Tea Partiers? How about some scrutiny into Obama’s ‘Campaign Bundling’ tactics and contributions that came into the White House with no Credit Card Verification!? personalliberty.com/2012/05/31/eric-holder-irs-plan-to-speak-to-black-pastors/

  • http://www.davidsmusings.com/ David

    A dictator always goes after his enemies. That’s a given. But, you would think this wouldn’t happen in the USA. Meanwhile, the press going into overdrive to protect their blessed child in the White House.

  • merkinmuffy

    This story first broke in Politico and Gateway Pundit in November of 2010. The IRS was asking Jewish groups if they “support the existence of the land of Israel”. Obviously, CAIR or some other Islamist group got the ear of the Obama administration.

  • Mark81150

    Even though like many, I expected the closet full of scandals would SUDDENLY be in the news after the election..

    my jaw dropped on this one…

    They nail this down, what the Obastard excuse going to be?

    They,… the.. th… they’re JEWS…

    Antisemitic liberals and stormfront hardest hit.. So they out did Nixon in being Nixon.. How many other agencies were involved in “targeting groups objectionable to the black listing left?.. I kinda expect a whole avalanche of political hate jobs will be leaking out, as the whistle blowers come out in force..

    The Benghazi witnesses may have opened the flood gates.

  • radicallyalyssa

    That’s weird…I thought Liberals were totally loving, accepting creatures that adored Jews? Guess not, they’re still more racist and hateful than anyone.

  • radicallyalyssa

    That’s weird…I thought Liberals were totally loving, accepting creatures that adored Jews? Guess not, they’re still more racist and hateful than anyone.

  • AWomaninTX

    “The IRS even took the position that because Israel is a country “where terrorism happens,” the service was justified in taking additional time to determine whether Z STREET was involved with funding terrorism.”

    And what about the groups that support efforts in the countries where the actual terrorism originates? This is outrageous!

  • EverybodyTalks

    HEADLINE ~ “IRS audits US Foreign Policy for giving monies to countries “where terrorism happens”.

  • Andy Miller III

    I could understand them investigating records of the Muslim Brotherhood or some other psuedo terrorist, Islamic organization, but this is an outrageous sin against America!! Are you sure you want to give them your guns? This kind of presidency is the type of thing revolutions are made of.