Discover card cuts ties with left-wing group over terrorist connections

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Alliance for Global Justice allows people to donate to Israel-designated terrorist group

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Discover has stopped donating to a left-wing American organization accused of supporting Palestinian terrorism.

The credit card company last month stopped donating to the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ), which provides funds to the Samidun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, a group that Israel had earlier this year banned a terrorist organization, Washington Free. was labeled as a beacon. informed of.

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Israeli officials announced in February that Samidoun, a boycott, divestment, sanctions group that helps free Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons, would turn to the US-designated terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Works from abroad.

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According to email correspondence shared with Granthshala News, Discover hasn’t explained why it broke ties with AFGJ, but the decision came after the Zachor Legal Institute pressured the company to do so.

Zachor founder Mark Greendorfer praised Discover’s move but criticized other major credit card companies for not following suit.

MasterCard, Visa, and American Express stopped donating to Samedoun in January 2020, but they still allow donations to AFGJ, allowing people to donate to Samedoun. through your website, Free Beacon noted.

“There are several federal laws that restrict funding to terror-linked organizations and we have reached out to four credit card companies (AMEX, Visa and MasterCard, along with Discover) that have been used for profit by the Alliance for Global Justice. Went. Samidon,” Greendorfer told Granthshala News in a statement.

“We were surprised that only Discover understood the law and the risks of violating the law,” he continued. “We appreciate that Discover did the right thing to close Terror funding in this case, but we cannot believe the other three companies did not respond and apparently did not stop funding Samydon “

Discover did not immediately return Granthshala News’ request for comment.


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