Grant F. Smith


Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses the unusual US/Israel public dispute following Israel’s snub of Joe Biden, credibility problems for US Middle Eastern client states that must pretend to care about the plight of Palestinians, the increasingly fragile fiction that the US and Israel have identical interests, the failure of the US to enforce the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act and how AIPAC seeks to control US trade agreements.

MP3 here. (27:52)

Grant F. Smith is the author of Spy Trade: How Israel’s Lobby Undermines America’s Economy, America’s Defense Line: The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government and Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal. 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.

15 thoughts on “Grant F. Smith”

  1. The Americans should look after THEIR interests F I R S T instead looking at that of others who are now behaving as spoilt BRATS,and publicly biting the hands that feed . I'm SORRY to have to watch the Disrespectful way you, americans are being treated.
    As The World SUPER POWER, Your Politicians MUST learn to assert themselves as WHO is the SP, rather than accepted HUMILIATIONS from insignificant Politicians from a far.

    1. I assure you, sir, that as an American, I deplore this country's subservience to Israel, that criminal Zionist entity. I favor cutting them from American life support.

      Read Grant Smith's books–he's an expert on AIPAC, that nefarious outfit.

    2. America's true interests were captured and perverted by a certain ethnic lobby a long time ago, aided by corrupt and treasonous politicians. If it is any consolation to you, America WON'T be a superpower for too much longer.

  2. Thanks for all the ground breaking reports.
    Btw, row in British English rhymes with the word cow. Not of any geopolitical significance but thought you might be interested.

  3. There are 2 old adages. Guess which one applies to Israel and which one to the USA ?
    1. 'Don't bite the hand that feeds you'.
    2. 'Don't lick the hand that beats you'.

  4. Much ado about nothing. If the announcement had been made before or after the Biden visit it, it would have been nonnews. What happened, in addition to the "bad timing," was Joe being the loose canon that he is and overracting (so to speak). We will be back licking Israel's spittal as quick as a cat can lick its ass.

  5. Not to be pedantic Scott and I'm actually Irish but the word "row" in that sense is pronounced like the "ow", as in "wow". Maybe now you won't hate it so much! More importantly though, I absolutely love your show and think you are doing a great service to the American public, as well as the public at large and you have a growing band of fans on this side of the Pond too. Keep on fighting the good fight…

  6. “Row” rhymes with “how”. If you don’t want to sound like a limey Brit, you can use the word “kerfuffle” or “brouhahau”.

  7. Well-off Americans haved two approaches to problems: 1) deny they exist (usually that's for other people's problems); 2) blame a CONSPIRACY!!! Anything but admit to making a mistake! The problems of the US are due to US vanity, particularly 60 years of Cold War State.

  8. Of dear, goose & gander. If the U.S. can muck about in foreign countries without declaring itself, why can't foreign countries muck about in the U.S. without declaring themselves?

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