Grant F. Smith


Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses the clarification of his August article “Does AIPAC Have Only Two Major Donors;” how AIPAC has changed its mandatory disclosures and tax returns to obfuscate the organization’s donors and methods; how the American Israel Education Foundation (AIPAC’s “travel agency”) shuttles members of Congress to and from Israel, even though lobby-sponsored trips are supposed to be banned; the organizations (not just AIPAC) that constitute what is known as the “Israel lobby;” and how the Foreign Agents Registration Act is selectively enforced based on political concerns, not objective criteria.

MP3 here. (19:27)

Grant F. Smith is the author of the 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.

6 thoughts on “Grant F. Smith”

  1. Piss on AIPAC, that perfidious Israel-First lobby. And, as Grant Smith reports, its tax and financial machinations are equally shady.

    Smith mentions how the Office of Congressional Ethics (is that a contradiction in terms, or what?!) refuses to do anything about the congressmen who jetted over to Tel Aviv on the lobby's dime. When it comes to Israel, nothing is within the law.

    As always, Smith deserves a "Well done!"

  2. Aipac has a noose around all American politicians' necks and if they want to they can tighten that noose just enough to give them a glimpse of their fate if they make the 'wrong' choice. That noose has a name: it is called anti-Semitism.

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