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Israeli fifth column in Virginia funnels resources to Israel

By Philip Giraldi: The Virginia Israel Advisory Board is little more than a mechanism set up to carry out licensed robbery of Virginia state resources being run by a cabal of local Jewish Americans and Israelis to benefit their co-religionists in Israel. The VIAB is actually part of the Virginia state government. It is funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is able to access funds from other government agencies to support Israeli businesses. It is staffed by Israelis and Jewish Americans drawn from what has been described as the ‘Israel advocacy ecosystem.’ Many of the Israeli companies are located on land stolen from Palestinians in the West Bank; they are illegal under international law…

Virginia’s taxpayer-funded Israel lobby: prototype for obtaining state tax money for Israel advocates

State funding for Israeli companies and pro-Israel politicized textbooks: VIAB (now VIAA) is a pilot for how Israel can obtain taxpayer funding and official status for entities that advance Israel from within state governments. The organization operates as a taxpayer-funded lobbyist for a foreign country…