Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 2,500 traditional, Orthodox rabbis in American public policy, today welcomed news that the House Ways and Means Committee will consider bipartisan legislation to revoke the tax-exempt status of organizations providing financial support or resources to designated terrorist groups. The bill, sponsored by Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN) and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), comes after National Students for Justice in Palestine and Black Lives Matter groups celebrated the atrocities committed by the Hamas terror organization in Israel on October 7, while others, like American Muslims for Palestine and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, claimed Israel was responsible and are alleged to have direct ties to Hamas.
CJV President Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld issued the following statement:
It is unconscionable that American taxpayers are forced to provide indirect support for terrorist groups, giving allied organizations and their donors generous tax breaks intended for charitable activities. There is nothing charitable about supporting atrocities, and there should be no tax exemptions for terror.