Monday, December 7, 2015

US Donors Helping Israel Settle West Bank

An investigation published by the liberal daily Haaretz newspaper Monday said U.S. donors have pumped more than $200 million into Jewish West Bank settlements in recent years. The report says the tax-deductible status of the money means the U.S. was "incentivizing" settlements, which Washington opposes and views as an obstacle to peace.

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Shouldn't the Logan Act prevent this?

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

I guess this is a bit like those Turkish oil tankers transporting ISIS oil - they can operate freely because the US turns a blind eye.

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