A Lawsuit Could Expose U.S. Organizations’ Involvement in West Bank Settlements

The plaintiffs in Al-Tamimi v. Adelson are Palestinian villagers and Palestinian-Americans who allege that several Israeli and U.S. tax-exempt organizations and individuals have been involved in genocide, land theft, and trespass in the occupied Palestinian territories.
 
The defendants include casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, known for his financial support for Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Also named in the complaint is American Friends of Bet El Yeshiva Center, a U.S. tax-exempt organization formerly headed by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, an organization that the family foundation of the U.S. president’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner has supported financially in the past. Neither Friedman nor Kushner is named as a defendant in the case.
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