posted on Dec, 14 2010 @ 03:51 PM
by Bernard Keane
Visa, Mastercard and PayPal all enable donations to be made to US-registered groups funding illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank in defiance
of international law.
It appears at least one of the major credit cards also enables donations to an extremist Jewish group that has placed a bounty on the lives of
All three have in the last week ceased enabling donations to WikiLeaks. Neither Mastercard nor Visa have explained the basis for their decision to do
so. PayPal has backed away from its initial claim that the US State Department told PayPal WikiLeaks had broken the law after the claim was
discredited. This is the third occasion on which PayPal has suspended payment services for WikiLeaks.
Israel subsidises over 100 settlements in the West Bank in defiance of international law. Another 100+ are “illegal outposts” even under Israeli
law. All benefit from extensive support from the United States, channelled through a range of Jewish and right-wing Christian bodies, all of which
have charitable status under US law. The International Crisis Group’s report on settlements in July 2009 identified the important role played by US
charities. Israeli newspaper Haaretz has investigated the strong support provided via US charities, and Israeli peace groups have also targeted the
generous support provided via private donations from the US and Canada.
For full article: www.crikey.com.au...
No surprise, really, but these kind of hypocrisies need to keep being pointed out in the alternative media.
edit on 14-12-2010 by wcitizen
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