Grant F. Smith


Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses newly declassified documents from the US Senate’s 1963 investigation of foreign agents following the Israeli false flag “Lavon Affair,” how enforcement of FARA prompted the American Zionist Council to reorganize as a non-registered lobby (now called AIPAC), the hundreds of quashed FBI and DOJ investigations into the Israel lobby’s routine lawbreaking, how the biggest scandals involving large numbers of government officials become politically impossible to prosecute, how Israel’s real existential threat is the lack of an existential threat and why Israel chooses militaristic isolation instead of participating in open market prosperity in the Mideast.

MP3 here. (37:37)

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.

9 thoughts on “Grant F. Smith”

  1. Lavon Affair, a State Department fully aware of Israel's penchant for using false flag attacks to influence US policy, and yet you are a kook if you think 911 is fishy.

  2. The US doesn’t exist as a stand-alone sovereign nation anymore. We now reside in the “US-Israel Empire.” And the NeoCons (combined with the Israeli Lobby) continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the USA never returns. These are VERY sad times to be an American.

  3. Can you imagine Congress investigating an Israeli false flag today?

    See Gary Ackerman quote at the end of Nathan Guttman’s article in Forward, which Antiwar apparently doesn’t want you to see.

  4. I first visited Israel, as young archaeology student in 1980. I remember reading letters to the Jerusalem Post wondering "Why haven't the Americans betrayed us for oil??? They're bound to some day!!!"

    They are probably right too, but it won't be because of oil, but because the Israelis haven't rebuilt the temple, started up animal sacrifices again, like the Dispensationalists want them too — so the Anticrhrist can defile it, and then Jesus return, after which the fundies will rule the rest of us with a rod of iron….

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