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  6/25/2013, Tammuz 17, 5773

Report: IRS Searched for Israel Advocacy Groups

Groups advocating on behalf of Israel were singled out for extra scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States in their applications for tax-exempt status, according to a Tuesday-morning report by Bloomberg. The IRS has already been cited for extra attention to applications of right-wing groups.

Searches for the word "Israel" were mentioned in a document from November 2010. Other searches applied to "disputed territories in the Middle East".