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-- street is an educational organization whose mission is to provide accurate information about Israel in particular in the Middle East in general.
In 2009 the organization filed for final -- C three which is a charitable status is that correct that's correct.
That analog donations made to organization to be deducted like any other -- it as a status.
What happened to your 2009 application have you -- gotten charitable that chair of the action status yet.
Now we didn't the ire -- put our application on hold.
-- Because we had the temerity to -- the IRS for what we believed would viewpoint discrimination.
What what was the viewpoint discrimination that you believe the IRS has against your organization.
Well let me tell you what happened after we filed in late December of 09 that by that summer we hadn't yet received word that whether we were going forward.
The agent assigned to our file told our lawyer that the reason it was being held up.
Was because the IRS had to give special scrutiny to organizations connected to Israel.
The IRS agent also told our lawyer that.
Some of those organizations were going to be sent to waste special unit in Washington.
To determine whether the organization's positions.
Contradict those of the administration's.
At that point.
We knew that is classic viewpoint discrimination.
And we knew we had to bring an action that we.
Brought a lawsuit against the IRS these street verses.
Dealt with Tillman who was the commissioner of the IRS.
After we filed our lawsuit.
The IRS began having.
Several different positions on why it was taking so long.
One of which was because terrorism.
Happens in Israel.
Therefore they had to look into our organization.
Because they thought we might be fighting terrorism where are purely educational.
An entity which can find anybody we barely find it ourselves.
MS has got a quick questions about them it's just an out as and when -- group urban arrested for terrorism.
Has every every assets been frozen any time in your organization as it might be connected terrorists.
Has anyone ever accused your organization in the United States US government of being a terrorist organization.
Is there anyone anyplace in the world is accused -- organization being a terrorist organization.
Not that I know.
So I'm your suit is still pending.
You still since December of 2009 don't have a -- production status do you know what is sort of the routine time period much is it usually take most organizations.
Not an -- -- one on relate to Israel to get -- charitable deductions status.
-- -- -- -- The times that it would probably take between five and ten months.
So she started making phone calls.
About eight months after seven months after we we had filed.
Why they did -- look ahead.
Eight the IRS told us after we sued them that they were going to put our application on hold.
Because we -- litigating about the status of our application when in fact.
We were litigating about the constitutionality of the process that the -- it -- -- -- In the United States is a as a very warm relationship with Israel -- we're allies.
I'm curious why you think your organization for whatever view your viewpoint why would your organization be singled out as there -- a lot of is a lot of organizations that deal with Israel -- Okay -- -- good question.
The answer I think possibly and this is just conjecture on my part.
These street is an organization that supports all of this -- And there are those who believe that any organization that perhaps supports.
The idea that the Jewish state has a right to exist in Judea and Samaria.
There was all lofted a number of years ago you may be familiar -- Bob Jones University.
And in that case the United States decided that Bob Jones University was not entitled.
To tax exempt status because of racial discrimination.
-- -- states of America has for a very long time -- a very firm position against racial discrimination they've passed.
Constitutional amendment to many laws about it there's no law.
In the United States that says you can't support the idea that Jews can live and breathe beyond what's called green line answer.
All right thank you very much will continue five -- understand that there's a hearing can happen July so we will follow it.
Thank you so much.