Report: Senate probes possible Obama administration link to anti-Netanyahu efforts

"Checks and Balances," by Nathan Moskowitz.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to The U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has launched a bipartisan probe into the Washington, DC-based OneVoice Movement’s funding of efforts to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power, Fox News reported Saturday.

According to the report, OneVoice received $350,000 in recent tax-payer funded grants from the U.S. State Department. Ahead of the March 17 Israeli election, a subsidiary of OneVoice, the V15 group, has been campaigning in Israel against Netanyahu with a message of “simply replace the government.”

A source familiar with the matter told Fox News, “It’s confirmed that there is a bipartisan Permanent Subcommittee inquiry into OneVoice's funding of V15.”

The probe will look into whether OneVoice, a registered non-profit in the U.S., violated its tax-exempt status by financing V15’s electioneering activities in Israel. Jeremy Bird, who was Obama’s national field director in the 2012 presidential election, has assisted V15 through his consulting firm, 270 Strategies.

Posted on March 15, 2015 .