Senate panel will probe potential Obama administration funding of efforts to unseat Netanyahu
A US Senate investigatory committee has launched a probe into an American nonprofit’s funding of efforts to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after the State Department of US President Barack Obama gave the nonprofit taxpayer-funded grants, Fox News reported on Saturday.About time this was looked into. Such non-profits surely must be misusing the public's tax dollars too. Very bad business.
According to the news outlet, a source with knowledge of the panel's activities told it that the probe was underway and was bipartisan in nature.
According to the source, the probe is looking into “funding” by the OneVoice Movement – a Washington-based group that has received $350,000 in recent State Department grants, Fox News reported.
[...] One expert told Fox earlier this month that the State Department grants constituted "indirect Obama administration funding of the anti-Netanyahu campaign by providing OneVoice with the $350,000 – even though State Department officials said the funding stopped in November, ahead of the announcement of the Israeli election."
OneVoice is barred from directly targeting Netanyahu by US law regulating its tax-exempt status, and doing so would threaten that status, Fox News wrote in the report.
Update: here's similar news about the New Israel Fund, another leftist outfit.