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Washington - Newly Released Documents: AIPAC Received Classified US Trade Docs from Israeli Embassy

Published on: November 16, 2009 01:12 PM
By: Business Wire
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Washington - A FBI file reveals the Israeli embassy passed stolen classified US government information to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In 1984 Israel and AIPAC jointly lobbied Congress to secure preferential Israeli access to the US market against widespread American industry opposition.

The declassified FBI report may be downloaded from the Israel Lobby Archive

The FBI file, kept secret for 25 years, was recently released to the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The declassified files, their historical context, and long term impact on jobs and exports are detailed in the new book “Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy.” “Spy Trade” also analyzes AIPAC’s long history of guidance and material support from the Israeli government.

Under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) organizations acting as agents of foreign principals in a political capacity in the US must openly declare their relationships to the FARA registration unit of the Counterespionage Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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In 1962, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy ordered AIPAC’s parent organization, the American Zionist Council (AZC), to register as an Israeli foreign agent. The AZC had been found moving funding from the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem into lobbying startup groups across the US, as well as to AIPAC’s founder, Isaiah L. “Si” Kenen. Kenen was briefly a registered foreign agent of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs before moving to lobby for the AZC. After the FARA order the AZC shut down and passed lobbying functions to its “Kenen committee” currently known as AIPAC.

According to IRmep research director Grant F. Smith, AIPAC FARA activity disclosures are long overdue. “Based on our research, AIPAC is simply the rebranded American Zionist Council. Today all American voters and industry groups should have access to nearly a hundred FARA activity reports detailing AIPAC’s other secret activities on behalf of Israel. Americans are legally entitled to this information under FARA.”

The Israel Lobby Archive, http://IRmep.org/ila , is a unit of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington. The Archive digitizes declassified documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act filings with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. IRmep is a Washington-based nonprofit that studies U.S. Middle East policy formulation



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 Nov 16, 2009 at 02:01 PM Anonymous Says:

It seems like someone wants to be 100 percent certain that certain convicted spies in U.S. prison never see the light of day....this only fans the flames that yidden in the U.S. cannot be trusted and have divided loyalties

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 Nov 16, 2009 at 02:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Sounds like a hit job directed by J Street

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 Nov 16, 2009 at 04:09 PM Anonymous Says:

#1, the question is WHO is fanning the flames you refer to. When Israeli companies get the legislature to give them preferential treatment through shady back-dealings and lobbyists with actual, discernible divided loyalties, it hurts the US economy which hurts all Americans, yidden included. Any gentile in a high enough position to have accessed these documents before they became public was saying to himself what a lot of nerve these yids have got, when it's really just a handful. Those who break the law put the community in danger, this is a great country and any Jew and anybody can see the logic in not having Israeli operatives using American Jews to circumvent the law. Anyone who donates to AIPAC or its many affiliates is put in the unfortunate position of being tied to these weasels.

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 Nov 17, 2009 at 02:26 AM Anonymous Says:

Definitely an Obama regime propaganda tool to add blows on AIPAC and strengthen J street.

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