Tags: Virginia Israel Advisory Board

There’s Something Rotten in Virginia: Israel Is a Malignant Force in Local Politics

Among the many state and local orgs that work in the shadows for Israel is the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board (VIAB), funded by Virginia taxpayers. VIAB’s main objective is to provide preferential and unconditional funding to oftentimes secretive Israeli business projects designed to entwine Israeli industries into Virginia industries and government. VIAB is currently being scrutinized by the state Attorney General over its handling of government funds.

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…