Source: Israellycool Blog
Last week, the US State Department-funded group OneVoice is working with former Obama-campaign strategist Jeremy Bird to oust Prime Minister Netanyahu. Alana Goodman at the Washington Free Beacon has now revealed evidence that American funded efforts to influence the outcome of the Israeli election are even more widespread than originally known:
A coalition of US-funded progressive groups has planned a massive get-out-the-vote effort to influence the Israeli elections, targeting communities that are most likely to vote against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-leaning Likud Party, according to a confidential strategy memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The US-based 501(c)(3) group Ameinu sent out the fundraising proposal for the campaign to American donors on Dec. 17, 2014.
The $3 million initiative is described in the document as “a massive, non-partisan Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign targeting selected demographic and geographic segments of Israeli society.”
The targeted groups listed in the memo—young secular Israelis, low-income secular Jews, and Arab Israelis—are communities that traditionally oppose right-leaning parties such as Likud.
There is nothing wrong with an effort to increase voter turnout, as long as such an effort does not discriminate. An effort to increase voter turnout only in specific demographics that have a tendency to vote in a certain direction, however, is plainly partisan. And once again, former Obama campaign operatives are involved. Ameinu’s proposal reads: