Mastercard double standard
this is another paradox. mastercard, paypal, and visa all enable donations to be made to US-registered groups funding illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank. but a few weeks ago, they stop their support for wikileaks. what the fact? is it paradox of double standard?
bernard keane made a good coverage about the paradox:
Israel subsidises over 100 settlements in the West Bank in defiance of international law. Another 100+ are “illegal outposts” even under Israeli law. All benefit from extensive support from the United States, channelled through a range of Jewish and right-wing Christian bodies, all of which have charitable status under US law. The International Crisis Group’s report on settlements in July 2009 identified the important role played by US charities. Israeli newspaper Haaretz has investigated the strong support provided via US charities, and Israeli peace groups have also targeted the generous support provided via private donations from the US and Canada.