Scott Horton Interviews Grant F. Smith

Scott Horton, February 18, 2012

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Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses his article “AIPAC Obtained Missile Secrets;” newly-declassified State Department documents about maverick estate-planning author Norman F. Dacey’s attempt to hold AIPAC accountable for leveraging classified information to scuttle an arms deal with Jordan in the 1970s; how these documents could help Steven J. Rosen’s defamation lawsuit against AIPAC; and why many of AIPAC’s functions should be conducted by a foreign embassy, rather than a domestic lobby.

MP3 here. (19:14)

Grant F. Smith is the author of the book Divert! NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the diversion of U.S. weapons-grade uranium into the Israeli nuclear weapons program. 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.

4 Responses to “Grant F. Smith”

  1. I would recommend that everyone reads the diary of Moshe Sheret who was the second prime minister of Israel. Much of todays news including the relationship with jordon can be better understood by reading the diary. It tells a pretty dirty picture of one nation.
    the official Israel story is the 1967 war was forced on Israel but it is clear from the diary that taking the west bank was long in the works as many others bad things:

    During a meeting in July 1950, Moshe Dayan proclaimed that a peace treaty with Jordan would be costly in territorial concessions and return of refugees, and Israel should capture the West Bank up to the Jordan River. Moshe Sharett refuted this idea, and said:

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  3. I love it.

    "If I still had a sense of humor, I would laugh." SH

    Funny!

  4. [...] all the hype about Iran’s supposed nuclear weapons programme, here’s a well-documented case of diversion that gets almost no media attention: Grant F. Smith, director [...]

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