AIPAC

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Formation January 3, 1963
Founder Isaiah Kenen
Type lobby
Headquarters Washington DC, United States
Subgroups • 251 Massachusetts Avenue LLC
• American Israel Educational Foundation
• AIPAC-AIEF Israel RA
Slogan America's Pro-Israel Lobby
A lobby which has somewhere between a lot of influence and "total control" over the US Government.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a lobbying group that advocates for pro-Israel policies to the Congress and Executive Branch of the United States. The current President of the AIPAC is Lee Rosenberg, from Chicago, Illinois.[1] As an independent, not-for-profit entity, AIPAC is funded through contributions from its members.

Describing itself as "America's Pro-Israel Lobby," AIPAC is a mass-membership organization whose members include Democrats, Republicans, and independents. The New York Times calls it "the most important organisation affecting America's relationship with Israel." [2] It has been described as one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington. Its fiercest critics regard it as an agent of the Israeli government with a "stranglehold" on the US Congress.[3]

Spying Scandals

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In 1984 the FBI investigated after the Israeli Minister of Economics Dan Halpern passed stolen classified US government documents to AIPAC outlining trade secrets of major US industries lobbying against the US-Israel Free Trade Area.[4]

In 2005, a Pentagon analyst pleaded guilty to charges of passing US government secrets to two AIPAC staffers in what is known as the AIPAC espionage scandal. Both staffers were later fired.[5]

Protest

Cynthia McKinney has stated that "AIPAC is in total control of US Government & few Americans know anything about it".[6] An anti-AIPAC protest, referred to as AIPACalypse, was organised in 2017 to protest te influence of AIPAC.[7]

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Israel's International Conspiracyarticle9 February 2016Philip Giraldi"Israel's International Conspiracy" in which nearly every western country has an Israel lobby.
 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthor
The Israel lobby“you can’t have an Israeli policy other than what AIPAC gives you around here.”Ernest Hollings


References

  1. "AIPAC Main Website". Accessed February 1st, 2009.
  2. "Learn about AIPAC"
  3. "Fighting AIPAC: We don't plan to fail, we fail to plan"
  4. "FBI Investigates AIPAC" Israel Lobby Archive. 11/05/10
  5. "Guilty plea entered in Pentagon Spy Case" Ynet News. 10/06/05
  6. "Cynthia Mckinney: AIPAC is in total control of US Government & few Americans know anything about it"
  7. http://www.newnationalist.net/2017/02/25/aipacalypse-protest-march-26-28/