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Outside the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, activists demonstrate against U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his peace proposal, Jan. 29, 2014. (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images)
A Jewish settler (unseen at left) places the Israeli flag on a road sign as Israeli troops encircle Palestinian villagers protesting the army’s cutting branches off olive trees on a road leading to the illegal Jewish settlement of Tekoa, south of Bethlehe
Dr. Eyad El Serraj at a 1993 press conference in East Jerusalem denouncing Israel’s use of torture. (Ruben Bittermann/Photofile)
U.N. and Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi (l) and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Jan. 22 press conference closing the Geneva II peace talks on Syria. (Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images)
December 2010 Postcard
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DEAR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) acts as the Israeli government’s foreign agent in the United States. The Department of Justice’s 1962 Foreign Agents Registration Act order (kept secret from the American people until 2008) applies to AIPAC.
The FBI and Department of Justice have continually found AIPAC to be coordinating and passing American secrets to its foreign principal. As a foreign agent, AIPAC should be disclosing all relevant activities–including sources of income and expenditures—with its foreign principal, yet the Department of Justice allows the American people to be kept in the dark.
I urge you to uphold rule of law in America and order AIPAC to register as a foreign agent now!
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|The U.S. Department of Justice ordered the AZC to register and disclose its activities as an Israeli foreign agent in 1962. So why hasn’t AIPAC—the AZC’s lobbying division—registered?|
On Nov. 11, 1962 the Department of Justice ordered the American Zionist Council (AZC) to register as an Israeli Foreign Agent. The AZC’s lobbying division is now called the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). It continues to act as Israel’s foreign agent. The 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) requires people and organizations who act in a political capacity for foreign principals to make periodic public disclosures. It embodies George Washington’s farewell address warning not to succumb to foreign “passionate attachments” that subvert governance at home.
In the mid-1980s the FBI investigated AIPAC’s coordination with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to steal American industrial secrets in order to pass trade preferences. Later that decade AIPAC thwarted the electoral system by coordinating political action committees (PACs) to elect candidates favorable to Israel. In the 1990s AIPAC coordinated with Binyamin Netanyahu to thwart the Oslo peace process. In 2005 AIPAC lobbyists were indicted and a Defense Department official pled guilty to espionage. They obtained and circulated classified National Defense Information to touch off a U.S.-Iran war for Israel.