Skip to comments.Likud says Herzog breaking fundraising laws (foreign donations)
Posted on 02/01/2015 7:02:36 AM PST by SJackson
Zionist Union connected to V15, an organization working to bring down the government, which has received funding from non-Israeli citizens, Likud charges.
Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog has violated laws prohibiting accepting funds from non-Israeli citizens and foreign funded organizations and governments, Likud MKs said Sunday at a Tel Aviv press conference.
Deputy ministers Tzipi Hotovely and Ophir Akunis, MKs Miri Regev and Yariv Levin, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyer presented evidence connecting the Zionist Union to V15, an organization working to bring down the government, which has received funding from non-Israeli citizens S. Daniel Abraham and Daniel Lubetzky.
They spoke about V15's funding from One Voice, which has received funding from multiple foreign governments, organizations, and non-Israeli citizens. They said Zionist Union candidates Yoel Hasson and Danny Atar and former Labor MKs Ephraim Sneh, Colette Avital, and Rabbi Michael Melchior were on One Voice's advisory board.
Shimron said party funding laws set a limit of some NIS 1000 for donations and says they can only be received from Israeli citizens. He said the laws were clarified by the then-head of the Central Elections Committee Judge Eliezer Goldberg in 1999 following a similar scandal involving non-profit organizations when Ehud Barak was Labor's candidate for prime minister and current Zionist Union and Labor leader Isaac Herzog was his aide.
"This NPO scandal is worse than the first, because this time no one can say they didn't know," Levin said. "We are witnessing criminal behavior by Herzog and [his Zionist Union No. 2 Tzipi] Livni. When the first NPO scandal happened, Livni was in Likud and she said the party was facing criminals. Then stood for the rule of law. Now she stands beside Herzog in silence."
Herzog chose to remain silent during the investigation of the 1999 NPO scandal. Regev dared him to go to police now and testify.
"Buji [Herzog's nickname] has said he regrets what he did back then," Regev said. "There are many people in jail with regrets. Now he is once again pretending he doesn't know where the money is coming from."
Hotovely said the Likud asked the election committee for a temporary injunction against V15 "so it will be known that a government cannot be toppled with illegitimate means."
Shimron pointed out that the request for a temporary injunction was filed before the scandal over pocketing money from returning bottles for recycling in Netanyahu's residence erupted.
"The bottle scandal was raised to try to distract from the non-profit organization scandal and not the other way around," he said.
A V15 spokesman responded that Netanyahu and his wife had "consumed so many recycled bottles of alcohol that they were convinced that evil genies were coming out" of them.
"V15 will continue to protest at junctions across the country and they will continue to recycle and fantasize," the spokesman said.
The Zionist Union responded by citing a long list of scandals Netanyahu was involved in that party leaders see as using public funds illegitimately.
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Obama’s henchmen know all about foreign donations, supposedly “untraceable” because they came to Obama’s campaign online.
How the heck could they have done this? Did they accept contributions without asking for their Israeli zipcode?
“Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog has violated laws prohibiting accepting funds from non-Israeli citizens and foreign funded organizations and governments,.....”
Is this the guy odumbo and his ilk are promoting?
Yes, this is the guy Osorrya$$ is promoting.
“So is Mr. Obama and the US behind or supporting or funding this V15 group?”
The United States group, One Voice, gets money from OUR state department (Kerry), and One Voice is part of V15. One Voice’s people are already in Israel right now to go door to door asking people to go vote and not vote for Netanyahu.
You and I are funding the opposition to Netanyahu by way of our tax dollars and our state department.
The Zionist Union responded by citing a long list of scandals Netanyahu was involved in that party leaders see as using public funds illegitimately.None of those "scandals" was anything but libel originating with Bibi's self-appointed enemies.
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