The 2015 suit recently unsealed, alleges the Atlanta based Carter Center received more than $30 million in taxpayer grants, while it violated federal statutes barring the Center from using said funds to provide material support to terror groups.
By Israel and Stuff
The Zionist Advocacy Center, which filed their suit in 2015, maintains the Carter Center has violated federal law by hosting designated Palestinian terrorists at its facilities, as well as by providing various forms of cooperative assistance to the Palestinian terror group Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, according to recently unsealed court documents.Former President Carter’s ongoing and well-documented interactions with Hamas and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) are tantamount to material support for terror groups, according to the suit.
In a news article by The Washington Free Beacon, the current White House administration is seeking the dismissal of the suit, alleging the nonprofit run by the former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, had exploited taxpayer funds by providing material support to Palestinian terrorist groups, including Hamas.
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Evidence presented by The Zionist Advocacy Center purports to show how Jimmy Carter’s non-profit accepted millions in government funding while clearly not certifying it wasn’t violating prohibitions on providing material support to terror groups, which include expert advice and other types of support. The suit also cites evidence that Carter hosted these officials at his Center’s offices.
This surprised pro-Israel insiders recently when Department of Justice lawyers admitted in their motion to dismiss, that former president Carter has in fact personally met with designated terrorists and terror groups, but are still seeking to have the case tossed because it would be too expensive to adjudicate in court.
“The United State has determined that this action should not proceed,” the DOJ wrote.
Yifa Segal, director of the International Legal Forum, a group involved in the case, told the Free Beacon that DOJ’s legal arguments do not hold water.
“According to U.S. law, the provision of expert advice or assistance otherwise known as material support, even if meant to promote peaceful and lawful conduct, can facilitate terrorism,” Segal said.
Read more from the original Washington Free Beacon article by Adam Kredo