CMEP Bulletin: US Donors are Funding West Bank Settlements

West Bank Settlements are Legal, Foreign Ministry Asserts [Times of Israel]
An official document distributed to Israeli diplomats says Jewish communities beyond Green Line are ‘not colonization.’


Haaretz Investigation: U.S. Donors Gave Settlements More Than $220 Million in Tax-exempt Funds Over Five Years [Haaretz]
Registered non-profit groups are lavishly funding with tax-deductible U.S. dollars the same West Bank settlements the Obama administration considers obstacles to peace.

US Charitable Donations Funding West Bank Settlements [FMEP]
The Obama administration, like all administrations before it, opposes Israeli settlement in the West Bank and considers it an obstacle to peace. Yet, at the same time, the United States government effectively incentivizes support for the settlements by allowing American charities to disburse millions of tax-deductible dollars in support for them.

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