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WingNut
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posted 26 April 2005 03:38 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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The US-based magazine Newsweek reported that super lobbyist Jack Abramoff has used the name of a charity foundation he had established with his wife to fund sports and youth leadership programs in impoverished inner city neighborhoods in the United States to send money and military gear to a friend in the illegal Israeli settlement 'Beitar Illit' as well as to another Jewish religious school in the West Bank that has no listing whatsoever.

IPC

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skdadl
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posted 26 April 2005 03:44 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The link is timing out for me, Wingy.

This is background to the Delay scandal, yes? Maybe that's why the link is timing out.


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Blind_Patriot
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posted 26 April 2005 03:53 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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FBI sources confirmed to the US magazine that these purchases are part of a larger investigation to decide whether Abramoff had defrauded his Indian tribe clients. Henry Buffalo, a lawyer for the Saginaw Chippewa Indians, who contributed $25,000 to the Capital Athletic Foundation at Abramoff's urging, said that the donors were outraged to learn of the destination of their money. "This is almost like outer-limits bizarre. The tribe would never have given money for this," said Buffalo.

"Super-Zionist," as described by one of his associates, Abramoff is a strong proponent of Israel, which might explain the money and paramilitary gear sent to Beitar Illit, which Newsweek described as "a sprawling ultra-Orthodox outpost whose residents have occasionally tangled with their Palestinian neighbors."

Abramoff's contact person in the illegal settlement was identified as Schmuel Ben-Zvi, an American émigré who was a close friend of Abramoff from Los Angeles. Abramoff shipped the gear and funneled funds allocated for poor neighborhoods in the United States through one of his aides working in a law firm he once used to work with.

Abramoff's foundation's tax records also mention payments to "Kollel Ohel Tiferet" in Israel, a group for which there is no public listing and which the Beitar Illit's mayor, Yitzhak Pindrus, said he never heard of.

Further probing of the Capital Athletic Foundation money showed also that a large portion of it, almost $4 million, was used for a now-defunct Orthodox Jewish school in suburban Maryland that two of Abramoff's sons attended. Buffalo said neither he nor his clients were aware of how their donations were used by Abramoff.


Not much different than the Biliions of American tax dollars every year already supporting Israel's illegal occupation, is it?

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skdadl
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posted 26 April 2005 04:02 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The discreet charms of the bourgeoisie:

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As stories of his alleged excess dribble out—including the emergence of e-mails showing he derisively referred to his Native American clients as "monkeys" and "idiots"—some of Abramoff's old friends have abandoned him and treated him like a pariah. They claim they knew nothing of his questionable lobbying tactics. So last week, glumly sitting at his corner table at Signatures, the tony downtown restaurant he owns that remains his last redoubt, Abramoff lashed out in frustration.

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For years, nobody on Washington's K Street corridor was closer to DeLay than Abramoff. They were an unlikely duo. DeLay, a conservative Christian, and Abramoff, an Orthodox Jew, traveled the world together and golfed the finest courses. Abramoff raised hundreds of thousands for DeLay's political causes and hired DeLay's aides, or kicked them business, when they left his employ. But now DeLay, too, has problems—in part because of overseas trips allegedly paid for by Abramoff's clients. In response, DeLay and his aides have said repeatedly they were unaware of Abramoff's behind-the-scenes financing role. "Those S.O.B.s," Abramoff said last week about DeLay and his staffers, according to his luncheon companion. "DeLay knew everything. He knew all the details."

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pogge
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posted 26 April 2005 04:22 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It's always nice to have confirmation from a second source. Like the JPost.

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An American lobbyist for Israel siphoned off funds donated by native Americans – supposedly destined for underprivileged inner city youth – to purchase state-of-the-art military equipment for the ultra-Orthodox settlement of Betar Illit, according to a report in Newsweek.

The lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, established a charity called Capital Athletic Foundation, through which he funneled money to the settlements, the magazine reported in its May 2 issue. A man known in Washington as a "super-Zionist," for his fierce support of Israel and his connections to leading conservative Congressmen, Abramoff is now being investigated by the FBI for fraud.

The Abramoff incident could block the stream of funds flowing to Israeli groups fighting the disengagement plan by forcing them to focus more on the source of their funding.



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Cueball
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posted 26 April 2005 06:54 PM      Profile for Cueball   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Why am I not suprised. Rip of aboriginal people here so you can fuck over aboriginal people there, more or less.
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WingNut
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posted 27 April 2005 12:36 AM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Exactly.

The hate is the same.


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skdadl
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posted 27 April 2005 08:50 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I wonder whether this thread should be united with this thread.
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aRoused
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posted 27 April 2005 09:48 AM      Profile for aRoused     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Possibly. I thought it was going to be a link to a 'How can you darned leftists complain about Israel when Canada did so poorly by its Native population?' thread.
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skdadl
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posted 27 April 2005 09:50 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
aRoused! How could you think that? This is moi, skdadl, talking to you.
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