Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and their staff members, render honors during the playing of the national anthem during an honor arrival ceremony in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 24, 2011. Defense Department photo by Cherie Cullen (released)
A group founded by Obama-era officials seemed to solicit donations for a terror-linked charity recently.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Crooked Media, the content mill founded by former Obama administration officials, tweeted and then deleted a message urging its supporters to send money to an anti-Semitic charity that has been tied to terrorism.
The company in a Tuesday tweet asked its followers to support several charities, including Islamic Relief, a global charity that several countries have banned for allegedly funneling money to Hamas, the Iranian-backed terror group that is firing thousands of rockets at Israeli civilians.
“Here’s who’s doing great on the ground work to aid the people of Gaza,” Crooked Media wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “Support them if you can.”
As violence rages in Israel, Crooked Media, which was founded by Obama White House staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor, has focused on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza strip, where the Hamas government bases its terror operations and uses human shields to increase civilian casualties. The company’s promotion of the Islamic Relief charity comes just months after the State Department cut its longstanding ties to the organization’s umbrella organization, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), citing its promoting of anti-Semitism. Islamic Relief Worldwide and its leaders, the State Department said just before former president Trump left office, consistently make anti-Semitic statements and express support for terror groups like Hamas.
Israel categorizes Islamic Relief as a terror organization.