Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses the 60 year history of Israeli espionage against the U.S., Obama’s “assumption of openness” decree that has made FOIA requests more successful, the inauspicious start of the 1985 U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement and how the 1979 Iranian Revolution cost Israel an important export market.
MP3 here. (31:04)
Grant F. Smith is the author of the new book America’s Defense Line: The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government. He is a frequent contributor to Radio France Internationale and Voice of America’s Foro Interamericano. Smith has also appeared on BBC News, CNN, and C-SPAN. He is currently director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C.