State Dept. scrubbed from anti-Bibi group’s website
TEL AVIV – A non-profit at the center of controversy regarding its campaign to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Tuesday’s polls has removed the State Department from its website’s list of “partners,”.
As WND reported last month, the U.S. has not been standing on the sidelines when it comes to mobilizing the all-important Arab vote.
The State Department logo is missing from the current version of the same page listing OneVoice’s partners.
It was OneVoice that reportedly hired 270 Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior leadership is comprised mostly of former top staffers for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. 270 Strategies has been consulting in V15′s campaign.
Yesterday, Fox News quoted a source revealing a bipartisan U.S. Senate committee with subpoena powers is investigating the possibility the Obama administration may have aided OneVoice’s efforts to defeat Netanyahu via grants from the State Department.
OneVoice received a State Department grant for $350,000.
Aside from the State Department, OneVoice is also openly partnered with Google, the U.K. Labour Party and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Another U.S.-backed scheme to defeat Netanyahu exposed. While Fox News reported the Senate was looking into the State Department funding for OneVoice, the organization is not the only state-funded group leading an effort to defeat Netanyahu.
WND exposed the second scheme last month in an article documenting a State Department-financed nonprofit based in Israel currently engaged in a major effort to get young Arab citizens to the voting booths in the upcoming Israeli elections.
Indeed, following the country’s most recent parliamentary election in 2013, Arab lawmakers complained that a higher Arab voter turnout could have tipped the election toward the left and defeated Netanyahu.
Now, for the first time, four Arab political parties here have united under one banner, calling themselves the Joint List.
Polling is showing the Joint Arab List could potentially gain at least 12 seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliaments, finishing third and potentially becoming a major force in coalition building to form a new government that consists of a plurality of the Knesset.
If Israel’s leftist parties fair well, they could form a coalition with the Arab parties and replace Netanyahu’s governing coalition.
In 2010, the State Department provided the Abraham Fund a $999,715 three-year grant for an education initiative in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Education. Another part of the grant was designated to a project with the Israeli security services aimed at fostering closer Arab-Jewish ties.
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