Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses his article “Does AIPAC Have Only Two Major Donors?” about the change in AIPAC’s donation list in the last few years, which makes the organization appear to be nothing more than a lobbying tool for a couple billionaires; why Steven Rosen’s defamation lawsuit against AIPAC isn’t getting anywhere, even though the documents brought to light would justify indicting the whole lobby for espionage; and the evidence that Rosen used classified information to derail Jesse Jackson’s political career.
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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.