Jordanian Bank Caught Funding Hamas Terrorism

Gary Osen, an attorney for the plaintiffs in a case against Jordan-based Arab Bank, talks with reporters outside federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York

Jordan’s Arab Bank, one of the most prominent financial institution’s in the Middle East, was convicted of aiding Hamas terrorists and helping the terror group’s operatives to “carry out a wave of violence in Israel that killed and wounded hundreds of Americans,” according to Bloomberg.

This Is Not What Democracy Looks Like

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in Doha, Qatar / AP

Foreign governments and their citizens are forbidden from contributing to U.S. elections. If a foreign government hires a lobbyist to influence the legislative or executive branches of the United States, that lobbyist must disclose his contracts and activities with the Justice Department in compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act. FARA is so strict that it applies not only to lobbyists, but to any American who works within the United States to influence our politics on behalf of a foreign interest. Break the law, and you go to jail.