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I find it amazing that few of our media cover his week’s AIPAC conference. - AIPAC is Israel’s powerful Lobby in Washington.

Almost half of the Congress and Senate are in attendance. - It must be newsworthy.

But then again, our media do not cover the Bilderberg conferences either.

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#At Aipac Conference, Biden Calls for Settlement Freeze
Forward Tue, 05 May 2009 10:42 AM PDT
Washington â Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. John Kerry pledged to confront Iran and protect Israel, but called on the Jewish state to freeze settlements.

#Congresswoman Jane Harman talks about AIPAC accusations
KPCC Pasadena Tue, 05 May 2009 10:19 AM PDT
Kitty Felde: This past weekend, one of the country's most powerful pro-Israel groups drew a packed house to a Washington, D.C. auditorium. And among those who came speak to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee was Congresswoman Jane Harman. AIPAC has a loyal friend in Harman. But that loyalty has her in hot water now. The El Segundo Democrat is accused by unnamed sources of agreeing to ...

#Biden: Israel must seek 2-state solution
The Politico Tue, 05 May 2009 09:58 AM PDT
At AIPAC, Biden says Israel should consider freezing settlement activity to improve negotiations.

#L.A. perspectives from AIPAC
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Tue, 05 May 2009 09:48 AM PDT
At Sundayâs opening plenary, speakers waited backstage. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told Rep. Dennis Cardoza that he was proud to be running the city when last yearâs ceremony was held to install the Israeli flag at the countryâs Wilshire Avenue consulate.

#Biden, Kerry at AIPAC: Israel Must Stop Building in Yesha
Israel National News Tue, 05 May 2009 09:25 AM PDT
Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic Senator John Kerry told the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby Tuesday that Israel must freeze all building in Judea and Samaria and make further concessions to the Palestinian Authority.

#Sen. Kerry Tells Arabs: Open Your Heavens to El Al
Israel National News Tue, 05 May 2009 08:54 AM PDT
Arab countries should start âtreating Israel like a normal countryâ and allow El Al to fly over their countries, Senator John Kerry told the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting in Washington Tuesday morning.
#Check It Out
Israel National News Tue, 05 May 2009 08:54 AM PDT
(IsraelNN.com) U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Israel Tuesday to work toward a two state peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority. He spoke to the AIPAC pro-Israel lobby conference in Washington.

#Israel's Peres coaches AIPAC on Obama's Iran policy
Payvand Iran News Tue, 05 May 2009 08:45 AM PDT
In an address before 'the most important' lobby affecting America's relations with Israel, President Shimon Peres accuses Iran of posing an international "threat". On the eve of talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington, President Peres won strong applause from the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). -Press TV
#Biden defends outreach to Iran in AIPAC speech
The Hill Tue, 05 May 2009 08:41 AM PDT
Vice President Biden told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday morning that Israel remains the administrationâs âmost treasured allyâ while...
#Audio: America's Middle East Policy
Israel National News Tue, 05 May 2009 05:10 AM PDT
Listen Now! Yehuda defines AIPAC as anti-Zionist and Professor Francisco Gil-White challenges the conventional wisdom on US foreign policy.

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AIPAC's 2009 annual policy convention ايباك

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q0rtVw2-ls

AIPAC's 2009 annual policy conference-part 2 of coverage on Al Arabiya TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oBJUb9o8Ak

ARREST BUSHCO & RICO PNAC/FARA AIPAC...PNAC is Bush/Cheney's "Helter Skelter" !

... AIPAC has accumulated vast experience in mediating between the two administrations: Its secrecy, modesty, and conduct away from the public eye turned the organization into an intimate interlocutor and trusted confidante of leaders and public figures both here and there.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3711091,00.html

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/god-and-country/2009/05/06/at-aipac-bidens-s...

#At AIPAC, Biden's Speech Seems Aimed at Breaking GOP's Lock on Christian-Israel Alliance
US News & World Report Wed, 06 May 2009 09:15 AM PDT
The vice president sounds like he wants to break the Republican lock on the evangelical-Israel bond.

#At AIPAC Conference, Relationships Matter
Baltimore Jewish Times Wed, 06 May 2009 08:43 AM PDT
The theme of this yearâs AIPAC policy conference was âRelationships Matterââand to hammer home the point, the Washington Convention Center was plastered with mammoth banners picturing Israeli and U.S. leaders locked in warm exchanges: Harry Truman and Ezer Weizman, John F. Kennedy and David Ben-Gurion, Lyndon Johnson and Yitzhak Rabin, Richard Nixon and Golda Meir, Meir and Henry Kissinger, ...

#Pro-Israel lobby bids to halt shift in White House policy
Guardian Unlimited Wed, 06 May 2009 07:23 AM PDT
Aipac urges Congress members to sign letter to Barack Obama calling for Israel to set pace of negotiations with Palestinians US congressional leaders and the most powerful pro-Israel lobby group in the US are attempting to forestall a significant shift in the White House's Middle East policy. The move comes amid growing signs that the US president, Barack Obama, intends to press for urgent ...

#MK Katz to Biden: Have Some Respect for Land of the Bible
Israel National News Wed, 06 May 2009 06:09 AM PDT
(IsraelNN.com) US Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the AIPAC convention in Washington on Tuesday, and said straight out: Israel must stop building in Judea and Samaria, as well as remove anti-terrorist roadblocks.

#Daily News Brief
Foreign Relations Wed, 06 May 2009 06:08 AM PDT
- Af-Pak summit opens in Washington; violence in Swat, air raids in Afghanistan. - Biden makes pointed comment at AIPAC meeting. - Controversial NATO exercises begin in Georgia following troop mutiny.

#Chief Palestinian Negotiator Comments Netanyahuâs Speech to AIPAC
Palestine News Agency Wed, 06 May 2009 04:11 AM PDT
RAMALLAH, May 6, 2009 (WAFA)- Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erakat said, Tuesday, that âSuccessive Israeli governments have failed to implement their obligations under existing agreements.

#Biden urges Israel to work for a Palestinian state
Los Angeles Times Tue, 05 May 2009 19:44 PM PDT
Speaking to the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, Vice President Joe Biden also calls for a halt to the expansion of Jewish settlements. Vice President Joe Biden called on Israeli officials Tuesday to work harder for creation of a Palestinian state and to halt growth of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

#L.A. brings its clout to AIPAC
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Tue, 05 May 2009 19:03 PM PDT
David Yahudian endured embarrassment and fear growing up in Teheran. On walks in the market, his father ordered him to tuck the Magen David necklace inside his shirt and â even worse â called him by an alias, Ali, rather than by his overtly Jewish name.

#Israel must work for a Palestinian state, Biden says
Los Angeles Times Tue, 05 May 2009 17:44 PM PDT
Vice President Joe Biden, addressing the pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC, also urges the government of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to halt the growth of Jewish settlements. Stepping up Obama administration pressure on the new government of Israel, Vice President Joe Biden called on Israeli officials Tuesday to work harder for creation of a Palestinian state and to halt the growth of ...

#Heather Robinson: Report from the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C.
HuffingtonPost Tue, 05 May 2009 16:19 PM PDT
The mood at this year's American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference - the yearly gathering that draws thousands of Israel-supporters to be briefed...

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No longer loyal.

Shaul Rosenfeld says traditional notion of loyalty to Israel changing under Obama administration

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3711717,00.html

AIPAC Protesters - Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAVKR3GpZjo

 
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 Israel's new U.S. envoy to AIPAC: We won't let Iran go nuclear.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1082792.html

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Our man in Washington.

...  Some thought of her as soon as the news broke that Michael Oren was about to be appointed Israel's ambassador to the United States. ...

Our new man in Washington, who will be giving up his American citizenship to take the job, made aliya at 15 from New Jersey. After serving in the paratroops, Oren returned to the US to take degrees from Columbia and Princeton universities. ...

THE Washington ambassadorial job is arguably Israel's most important diplomatic posting. ...

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1239710852990&pagename=JPost%...

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Israel’s Foreign minister Lieberman: '“Peace industry' nothing but a waste of money“.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1083471.html

 
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Have Americans Lost All Control Over the Federal Government?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/crovelli/crovelli29.html

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Global Research

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=home

#AIPAC gets ripped from both sides as it navigates Bibi-Obama gaps
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Thu, 07 May 2009 10:33 AM PDT
Days after AIPACâs apparent success navigating the churning waters between the Obama and Netanyahu administrations, the pro-Israel lobby is being criticized by Jewish groups on both sides of the political spectrum.

#At AIPAC, Obama and Netanyahu Administrations Listen to Each Other
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Thu, 07 May 2009 10:19 AM PDT
âThis relationship matters to me,â one partner says. âShow me,â says the other. Such conversations, as any couple can attest, usually donât augur the happiest of chats.

#What's Not to Like Joe?
Totally Jewish Thu, 07 May 2009 09:13 AM PDT
"You're not going to like me saying this," America's Vice President Joe Biden told the AIPAC Conference in Washington before outlining a list of proposals signalling a new tough stance towards Israel.

#The Other Pro-Israel Lobby Senses Its Moment
The New York Observer Thu, 07 May 2009 04:13 AM PDT
If you havenât heard of J Street, youâre not alone. The self-styled âpro-Israel, pro-peaceâ group was launched a year ago, but itâs mostly toiled in the formidable shadow of AIPAC, the half-century-old lobbying powerhouse that has long been regarded as the voice of the American Jewish community on matters relating to Israelâand that, as the New York Times put it this week, regards J Street as ...

#ZOA Slams AIPAC Call to Support Palestinian State
Israel National News Wed, 06 May 2009 23:09 PM PDT
(IsraelNN.com) The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed "deep concern" that pro-Israel lobbyist group America-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has endorsed establishing a Palestinian Arab state alongside Israelâs longest border.

#Special Reports
Online Journal Wed, 06 May 2009 22:14 PM PDT
( WMR ) -- The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) might learn a thing or two from Lyndon Johnsonâs famous quote about FBI director J. Edgar Hoover: âItâs probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent p*ssing in.â

#US too lenient on Israeli spies
Online Journal Wed, 06 May 2009 21:59 PM PDT
In 2005, Lawrence A. Franklin, an analyst employed by the Pentagon, pleaded guilty to passing the details of US policy vis-Ã -vis Iran to the most influential pro-Israel lobby group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and was sentenced to 151 months in prison.

#Check It Out
Israel National News Wed, 06 May 2009 20:54 PM PDT
(IsraelNN.com) The Zionist Organization of America has expressed deep concern that the America-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a leading pro-Israel lobby, has endorsed establishing a Palestinian Arab state alongside Israelâs longest border on the assumption that such a state will produce peace.

#AIPAC Confronts A New Reality as Obamaâs Agenda Becomes Clear
Forward Wed, 06 May 2009 15:27 PM PDT
Washington â âYouâre not going to like my saying this,â Vice President Joe Biden told 6,000 delegates from the podium of the American Israel Public Affairs Committeeâs annual policy conference â a spot that politicians usually vie over vigorously for the privilege of telling the crowd what they want to hear.

but you all know that, and if we change our language to reflect reality, we might get closer to reality and help others who don't get it yet.

Thanks for all the searching and posts, Aft and Yank.

Our collective voices are growing stronger and louder to ban this criminal cabal as the word about AIPAC's illegal existence gets out to more and more Americans. Check out the following links!

ARREST BUSHCO & RICO PNAC/FARA AIPAC...PNAC is Bush/Cheney's "Helter Skelter" !

"Saturday, April 25, 2009
1 month before JFK was murdered, he told the LOBBY to register as agents of a foreign government
One month before he was murdered in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy told the American Zionist Council (AZC), the Daddy of today's 900 pound AIPAC gorilla, to register as a foreign agent, which was and still is the law for all countries, except Israel.

ARREST BUSHCO & RICO PNAC/FARA AIPAC...PNAC is Bush/Cheney's "Helter Skelter" !

http://irmep.org/ILA/AZCDOJ/default.asp

'DOJ orders the AZC to Register as a Foreign Agent
Documents
In the early 1960's Israel funneled $5 million (more than $35 million in today's dollars) into US propaganda and lobbying operations. The funds were channeled via the quasi governmental Jewish Agency's New York office into an Israel lobby umbrella group, the American Zionist Council. Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigations and hearings documented funding flows, propaganda, and public relations efforts and put them into the record. But the true fate of the American Zionist Council was never known, except that its major functions were visibly shut down and shifted over to a former AZC unit known as the "Kenen Committee," called the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (or AIPAC) in the late 1960's. The following chronology provides links to images of original Department of Justice case files released on June 10, 2008 under a Freedom of Information Act filing.

John F. Kennedy President, Robert F. Kennedy Attorney General
Document/File Date Contents
08/27/1962 AZC internal memo - Lenore Karp to Rabbi Jerome Unger about AZC Department of Public Information literature distribution.
Undated 1962-1963 AZC Public Relations Plan summary
10/31/1962 Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Internal Security Division J. Walter Yeagley notifies Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy "...we are soliciting next week the registration of the American Zionist Council under the Foreign Agents Registration Act...You may be aware that the American Zionist Council is composed of representatives of the various Zionist organizations in the United States including the Zionist Organization of America."
11/06/1962 Nathan B. Lenvin, head of the FARA section, memo to central files, about a meeting with Jewish Agency representative Maurice M. Boukstein who asks about FARA applicability to AZC. "...in his view it was doubtful that any great protest would be made since in the discussions he has had with various officials connected both with the Zionist Council and the Jewish Agency he had made it clear in his view an agency relationship would result which may require registration.'"
11/14/1962 Edwin Guthman letter to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach about future AZC FARA registration order. "I doubt very much there will be any fuss. I don't think the American Zionist Council is in any position to do so...the Council has compromised its position." OK'd by Robert F. Kennedy.
11/21/1962 DOJ orders AZC to register under FARA "...receipt of such funds from the American Section of the Jewish Agency for Israel constitutes the Council an agent of a foreign principal...the Council's registration is requested."
12/06/1962 AZC President Rabbi Irving Miller response to DOJ "The request for registration contained in your letter raises many questions of fact and of relationships which first must be resolved by us before compliance can be made. Therefore, it is requested that you be good enough to grant us a delay of 120 days..."
01/24/1963 DOJ draft file memo about 01/23/1963 DOJ meeting with AZC head legal counsel Simon H. Rifkind "...he had advised his client to discontinue completely the agency relationship and cut off the receipt of any additional funds...Mr. Lenvin pointed out specifically that the termination of the 'activities' on the part of AZC did not absolve it of its obligation to register..."

01/25/1963 Article in the National Jewish Post, filed in FARA Section - "AZC Gives Up $ to Avoid Foreign Agent Registration"
02/01/1963 DOJ Executive Assistant Thomas Hall memo to Nathan Lenvin updating meeting notes "Mr. Hall emphasized that a contrary conclusion would not of course be reached during the course of this meeting and suggested that the subject submit a detailed argument as to why it was of the opinion it should not be required to register...."
02/08/1963 DOJ AZC January 23, 1963 meeting notes by Nathan Lenvin filed "discontinuance of receipt of such funds thus terminating the agency relationship did not absolve the Council of its obligation to register."
02/19/1963 American Council for Judaism (AJC) newsletter. "The American Zionist Council (coordinating political action arm of all U.S. Zionist organizations) was asked last month by the Justice Department to register as a 'foreign agent' of the State of Israel."
03/07/1963 New York Times reporter Tony Lewis calls FARA section to verify AZC foreign agent order state AJC press release.
3/23/1963 AZC Counsel "Memorandum of Law in support of our position that the American Zionist Council is not required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938."
04/01/1963 Nathan Lenvin file memo of DOJ AZC meeting on April 1, 1963- AZC Memorandum of Law rejected. "...if necessary I would be willing to recommend, if the representatives of the Council insisted upon these points, that the matter be litigated."
04/05/1963 Thomas Hall memo with J. Walter Yeagley notes "Okay, but let's get it concluded. Have we sent them J.A. reg[istration] statement?"
05/02/1963 Nathan Lenvin file memo of DOJ AZC meeting on May 2, 1963 "Finally, Judge Rifkind raised the point...that the vast number of Jews who adhered to the principles of Zionism could not understand how 'our administration' could do such harm to the Zionist movement and impair the effectiveness of the Council by insistence on registration. He appealed to the discretionary power of the Department...Mr. Katzenbach then noted that if the Council made a full disclosure of the receipt and expenditure of the funds it had received from the Jewish Agency so that such information would then be available for public inspection the purposes and objectives of the Registration Act might well be accomplished and very likely there would be nothing further for the Government to do..."
05/23/1963 First Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings on Israeli Foreign Agents (Senate Records)
06/28/1963 Wall Street Journal article "Federal lawyers near decision on whether to require the American Zionist Council to register as an agent of the Israeli government. High Justice Department officials weigh the risk of offending Jewish opinion in the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Fulbright also eyes the council's activities."
06/28/1963-07/26/1963 Citizen telegrams and letters urging FARA decision based on legal merits rather than political considerations.
07/02/1963 Irene Bowman FARA section file memo on a June 28, 1963 DOJ AZC meeting, "Mr. Adrian W. DeWind and a Mr. Kahn (ph) of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison ...for the purpose of submitting for the Department's examination a stack of publications and several books prepared by the American Zionist Council....Prior to Mr. DeWind's departure he said he was disturbed by what he described as the speed with which the American Council on Judaism learned that the Department had solicited the registration of the American Zionist Council. He wondered whether there was a leak in the Department."
07/15/1963 Congressman Donald Rumsfeld letter to Robert F. Kennedy about status of AZC FARA registration.
07/19/1963 Thomas K. Hall Memo to Deputy AG Katzenbach and J. Walter Yeagley on Wall Street Journal Article. Yeagley notes "I called Judge Rifkind Thursday July 18. He said he thought the material had been submitted and was 'embarrassed.' Fri[day] someone else from the firm called asking for still another 2 or 3 weeks as their controller or someone is in Europe."
07/19/1963 J. Walter Yeagley responds to Rumsfeld "ultimate determination will be based on the law as applied to the facts...not on any consideration of its effect on the public opinion of the Jewish community..."
07/26/1963 American Council for Judaism Letter to RFK about AZC FARA registration "I am enclosing latest issue of our newsletter, Brief, featuring our comments on the Department of Justice investigation of the American Zionist Council..."
07/26/1963 Theresa Green FARA memo about AZC phone call request for two week filing deadline extension.
7/30/1963 Routing memo from Deputy AG Nicholas Katzenbach to J. Walter Yeagley "I guess this is the correct response. Rifkind should be needled, but much depends on Fulbright, too."
8/1/1963 Second Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearings on Israeli Foreign Agents (Senate Records)
08/14/1963 FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover offers J. Walter Yeagley FBI assistance to investigate the AZC "In view of recent public hearings...it is requested that you advise whether any investigation is desired...."
8/14/1963 J. Walter Yeagley response to 7/30/1963 Katzenbach routing memo (copy from above) "Mr. Hall - is it time to write Rifkind—or send memo to A.G. or send in FBI?"
08/15/1963 Thomas K. Hall internal FARA memo about AZC legal counsel "stalling hoping that time will resolve the difficulties faced by the AZC...We should go on record with the AG (copy to deputy) outlining the posture of this matter and indicate the need for more drastic action..."
8/16/1963 Irene Bowman, FARA section analysis on alleged AZC FARA violations derived from Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings. "...the Department should insist on the immediate registration of the American Zionist Council under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and if such registration is not forthcoming, appropriate action should be taken to enforce such a request."
08/17/1963 AZC Executive Director Rabbi Jerome Unger letter and filing to FARA Section "Enclosed wherewith are the two reports of Income and Expenditures of the American Zionist Council..."
08/20/1963 Nathan Lenvin query asking if Irene Bowman would accept as FARA registration, Bowman: "Absolutely not!"
08/22/1963 J. Walter Yeagley memo to Nicholas Katzenbach: "There is also attached a proposed letter from me to Judge Rifkind requesting a registration to be filed within ten days."
08/23/1963 J. Walter Yeagley to FBI Director "..registration was originally solicited by letter dated November 21, 1962...Pending a determination as to whether further letter should be written insisting on registration no investigation will be required. You will be kept advised of developments in this matter."
10/11/1963 DOJ Demand for AZC Registration "the Department expects a response from you within 72 hours with regard to this matter."
10/17/1963 J. Walter Yeagley notes of DOJ AZC meeting attended by Nicholas Katzenbach. "Judge Rifkind then made a plea for no registration, stating it was the opinion of most of the persons affiliated with the Council that such registration would be so publicized by the American Council on Judaism that it would eventually destroy the Zionist movement...he did not believe his clients would file any papers or sign any papers indicating that the organization was an agent of a foreign principal. I told him that any such information or material that is supplied on that basis would be made part of the Department's public files available for inspection by the public..."

Lyndon B. Johnson President, Robert F. Kennedy Attorney General
12/11/1963 AZC Counsel to DOJ "...our client is not prepared to register as an agent of a foreign government. It has, however, no reluctance to make this information available voluntarily..."
01/02/1964 Deputy AG Katzenbach asks DOJ FARA section to prepare a "reply for his signature in a friendly rather than a hostile tone...to the effect that the material he submitted is not satisfactory..."
01/10/1964 Deputy AG Katzenbach letter to AZC counsel "The material you submitted is much less useful than what I had expected you were going to submit and of course there is no disclosure unless the data is available for public inspection."
01/16/1964 AZC counsel Rifkind to Katzenbach "I shall try to accommodate my trip to Washington to some occasion when I am there on other business.."
02/03/1964 Nathan Lenvin meetings with AZC counsel Rifkind "Judge Rifkind opened the meeting by showing me a pamphlet distributed by the American Council for Judaism which contained charges that Zionists were acting as propaganda agents for the State of Israel...he was concerned that any disclosure which were being made should not be such as to substantiate these charges made by the American Council [for Judaism]... Mr. Rothenberg made one caviat, that they would have to be sure anything they submitted would not ultimately prejudice the organization in the eyes of the public."
02/10/1964 Ed Guthman Letter to J. Walter Yeagley "I don't see how we can accept a caveat that an organization won't submit information that might prejudice it publicly."
02/10/1964 J. Walter Yeagley letter to AZC counsel Rothenberg "the Department is not concerned with the Council's expenditures in connection with exempt activities such as Hebrew education and culture but requests that the Council submit a statement detailing its other expenditures and particularly those under the category of the Department of Information and Public Relations..."
02/12/1964 AZC counsel Rothenberg acknowledgement "I acknowledge receipt of your letter..."
03/16/1964 AZC counsel Rothenberg letter to Lenvin - "You are familiar, I know, with the agreement reached between Judge Rifkind and Mr. Katzenbach, in the presence of Mr. Yeagley, with regard to additional information to be furnished your Section. Such agreement was reached, as I understand it, in the realization by Mr. Katzenbach that with the present size of the staff of the Council it would be indeed burdensome to furnish your department with itemization of expenses of the past two years. A sample itemization was therefore forwarded to you for a period of approximately three months."
03/16/1964 James Weldon FARA letter to Rothenberg "it is requested you advise of your progress in this matter".
04/28/1964 AZC counsel Rothenberg letter to Weldon "Reference is made to my letter of March 16 addressed to Mr. Nathan B. Lenvin."
04/30/1964 Assistant AG Yeagley note to Deputy Attorney General Katzenbach "This is the most blatant stall we have encountered. Do you mind suggesting what we do next because all of us here would call their records before a grand jury."
05/4/1964 Assistant AG Yeagley note to Katzenbach forwarding 3/16/1964 Rothenberg inquiry "Here is tickler from Rothenberg about his March 16 letter on the American Zionist Council. Do you want me to do something on this?"

Lyndon B. Johnson President, Nicholas Katzenbach acting Attorney General
10/07/1964 Acting AG Katzenbach letter to AZC counsel Rothenberg "While we have endeavored to make our requests as reasonable as possible, we cannot accept your suggestion since the information offered is not in compliance with the Act or what we thought our understanding was with Judge Rifkind."
10/20/1964 Irene Bowman FARA section review of AZC filing for 1962 and 1962 - "sample itemization deemed deficient."
10/30/1964 Nathan Lenvin notes October 22, 1964 DOJ-AZC meeting - "Mr. Katzenbach had to excuse himself shortly after the meeting commenced because of urgent business elsewhere, but before he left he made clear to Mr. Rothenberg that, in response to the latter's assertion that to submit all of the financial information we had previously requested for a two- to two-and-a-half year period would be a great burden on the subject, we would accept a statement as to a typical three month expenditure projected for the entire period concerned." Assistant AG Yeagley notes "They are to include the names for confid[ential] info of the Dept.—not for public file."
11/04/1964 AZC counsel Rothenberg letter "Pursuant to understanding reached at our meeting...I write to give you an outline of the information to be submitted."
11/09/1964 Nathan Lenvin FARA section cover memo to Bowman "looks okay to me, please prepare a reply"
11/18/1964 J. Walter Yeagley letter to AZC counsel Rothenberg "Your proposed outline of the information to be contained in the report appears to be in accordance with our understanding."
11/23/1964 AZC counsel Rothenberg letter to Nathan Lenvin, FARA section - "In accordance with our understanding I have asked the American Zionist Council to proceed with the preparation of the report."
01/19/1965 Irene Bowman FARA section memo to Nathan Lenvin - "To date to my knowledge no such report has been submitted."

Lyndon B. Johnson President, Nicholas Katzenbach Attorney General
02/25/1965 Nathan Lenvin FARA memo to files - "The delay, according to Mr. Rothenberg, was caused by the inability of the subject to collect all of the information we wanted in the detail it was indicated..."
03/02/1965 Harry A. Steinberg, Executive Director AZC cover letter and filing to FARA section "There is also enclosed herewith, in duplicate, a listing of persons who have received funds as shown in the record of disbursements. Mr. Rothenberg has requested of you that this listing be kept separate and apart from the record of disbursements in any public files in your Section."

03/02/1965 AZC FARA section filing for April 1, 1962 to June 30, 1962 (public)
03/02/1965 AZC FARA section filing for April 1, 1962 to June 30, 1962 (non-public)
03/23/1965 Irene Bowman, FARA memo that AZC filing is in "substantial compliance" Irene Bowman handwritten note "I agree with the conclusion that the material be accepted and put into form for public examination."
03/24/1965 Irene Bowman, FARA retraction and list of AZC filing inadequacies "While it appears possible to make up a registration statement from documents furnished by a prospective registrant, these documents should furnish all of the information required by the Act to be stated in a registration statement. The above material, none of which is executed under oath, fails to provide the following information which is material for the purpose of the Act...:"
03/31/1965 Nathan Lenvin file transfer to J. Walter Yeagley - "Attached hereto is the entire file relating to the American Zionist Council and our efforts to obtain is registration under the terms of the Foreign Agents Registration Act...In her memorandum to Files, Mrs. Bowman points out certain lacunae, which fail to establish all of this material as meeting all of the requirements for registration...we were well aware that no full and complete registration statement in the ordinary sense would ever be received...only alternative to a refusal to accept what has been submitted as compliance with the Act would be to institute prosecutive proceedings, which would be impractical...no useful purpose would be served by including these names in the material which would be made available for public inspection."
4/08/1965 Nathan Lenvin instruction memo to Ulda Eldred, FARA section "The material filed by the American Zionist Council (AZC) was filed in accordance with an understanding between the Department and the AZC...If you should receive inquiries as to whether the AZC is registered under the Act, you should respond in the negative. You should advise, however, that the AZC has filed information with this Section which is available for public examination.
05/17/1965 Nathan Lenvin / J. Walter Yeagley notice to files - "...material of the AZC was placed in an expandable portfolio to distinguish it in appearance from the registration statements which are filed in manila folders. In the event Mrs. Eldred receives inquiries as to whether the AZC is registered under the Act, she has been instructed to respond in the negative."
05/14/1965 J. Walter Yeagley Yeagley requests closure of AZC case at the FBI "the material does not comprise a registration statement but does supply basic information regarding the activities of the AZC financed in part by the Jewish Agency..."
05/20/1965 Nathan Lenvin to J. Walter Yeagley on special handling/case closure - Yeagley handwritten note "OK. This seems to be what attorney Gen[eral] Kennedy and the then Dep[uty] AG Katzenbach had in mind."
06/22/1965 05/17/1965 New York Times article: AZC convenes a major meeting at Jewish Agency New York headquarters "revising its program to strengthen every phase of Jewish religious and cultural life in this country....there should be no appeasement at the expense of Israel." FARA section file copy, reviewed by DOJ officials.'

It is amazing how much this single ADS website has uncovered nationwide and worldwide reality, yet not one little peep from MSM .
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AIPAC’s Legacy. (Snips)

The Same Old Bipartisanship: The Hoyer/Cantor Letter to Obama on Israel
By M J Rosenberg | Huffington Post
 
The AIPAC show came and went. But it left as its legacy the Steny Hoyer/Eric Cantor letter urging President Obama to let the Middle East fester.

If the past is prologue, 400 House members will sign it. Phones on Capitol Hill are ringing off the hook.
The letter's purpose is to thwart the president's efforts to ameliorate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to send a clear message to Obama. "When it comes to the Middle East, our guy is Netanyahu, not you. Don't even think about leaning on him when he comes to Washington next week." ....

According to Hoyer/Cantor, our job is to serve as "trusted mediator and devoted friend of Israel." Huh? ...

The letter comes from bizarro world where Israel is suffering under the Palestinian yoke -- a world where Tel Aviv (God forbid) has been leveled and not Gaza, a world where Israelis are victims and Palestinians are occupiers.

This letter is a disgrace. Any Democrat who signs it is undercutting his own president to appease a powerful interest group. ...

Read more.

The Hoyer-Cantor letter.

AIPAC's hidden persuaders. (Snips)

The Israel lobby is aiming to soften up US public opinion for an attack on Iran. Americans should resist its propaganda ....

A case in point is Iran. That bogey-nation was everywhere at last week's Aipac conference. Every keynote speech – if they weren't directly written by that group's staff – seemed unmistakably scripted and "on message" over the existential threat that Iran poses not just to Israel, but the entire world. ...

Israel is in the midst of a massive diplomatic, political and intelligence campaign, both public and covert, that could lead – if those officials behind it have their way – towards a military strike on Iran. It is a war for the hearts and minds of Americans. Or you might call it the war before the war. ...

Likudist advocacy groups and thinktanks – such as the Washington Institute for Near East Peace, the Israel Project, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs as well as Aipac itself – are closely scripted and co-ordinate their political message with Israeli diplomats. ...
 
Aipac's hidden persuaders

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Israel knows that peace just doesn't pay.

... Peace will also reduce, if not erase entirely, the security pretext for discriminating against Palestinian Israelis - in land distribution, development resources, education, health employment and civil rights (such as marriage and citizenship). People who have gotten used to privilege under a system based on ethnic discrimination see its abrogation as a threat to their welfare.

Amira Hass / Israel knows that peace just doesn't pay

 
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A Light Unto the Nations

Israel National News (radio)

Israel National News (print)

Saving Israel From Itself

The two-state solution is the only way to guarantee the Jewish state’s long-term security—and our own.
By John J. Mearsheimer

May 15, 2009 "-- The United States and Israel fundamentally disagree about the need to establish a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel. President Obama is committed to a two-state solution, while Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu is opposed and has been for many years. To avoid a direct confrontation with Washington, Netanyahu will probably change his rhetoric and talk favorably about two states. But that will not affect Israel’s actions. The never-ending peace process will go on, Israel will continue building settlements, and the Palestinians will remain locked up in a handful of impoverished enclaves in the West Bank and Gaza. Anticipating this outcome, Obama has told Congress to expect a clash with Israel.

This is not a fight Obama is likely to win, even though the United States is more powerful than Israel and most Americans favor creating a Palestinian state and bringing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a close.

Look at the historical record. Since 1967, every American president has opposed settlement-building in the Occupied Territories. Yet no president has been able to put meaningful pressure on Israel to stop building settlements, much less dismantle them. Perhaps the best evidence of American impotence is what happened during the Oslo peace process in the 1990s. Israel confiscated 40,000 acres of Palestinian land, constructed 250 miles of connector and bypass roads, doubled the number of settlers, and built 30 new settlements. President Clinton did hardly anything to halt this expansion.

The main reason no president has been able to stop Israel from colonizing the Occupied Territories is the Israel lobby. It is an especially powerful interest group that has pushed the American government to establish a “special relationship” with Israel, which is, as Yitzhak Rabin once said, “beyond compare in modern history.” ....

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Obama warns Netanyahu: Don't surprise me with Iran strike

Israel: U.S. will know before any Iran strike

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