Part II of The Israel Lobby: AIPAC’s History as a Foreign Agent

In Part II of our series on the Israel Lobby, Grant F. Smith, the director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, a non-profit that does public interest research, discusses the American-Israel Public Affairs Committe (AIPAC), one of the most powerful lobbies on Capitaol Hill. Smith has written several books on AIPAC. which was started with $6 million (a sum equal to $60 million in today’s dollars) in foreign funding, largely from Israel, but eluded U.S. efforts to register it as a foreign agent.  Smith says AIPAC today is treated as a domestic lobbying organization but continues to act as a foreign agent of Israel, employing campaign contributions, covert pressure campaigns and espionage in collusion with Israel to advance policies that serve the state of Israel but not the United States or the public good.





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