AIPAC, Bibi and Terror
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This translation can give an idea to the English reader to what extent the Hebrew spoken by Benjamin Netanyahu is bad. It is so to such an extent that some of the wildest things said by him during the talk cannot be faithfully reproduced. If brought as said, they are meaningless: half sentences in gibberish, especially since Hebrew relies on significant amounts of understatement. If explaining what isn’t said to non-Hebrew speakers, it could be claimed the attempt is wrong.
Yet, what is brought here is enough to illustrate a key point of Israeli politics. The woman he is talking with is not surprised by Netanyahu’s words because what he is saying is common knowledge in Israel: American politicians are systematically manipulated by Israel. That’s why Netanyahu uses the word “fee,” which had been wrongly translated as “value” at the abovementioned site. He refers to moneys paid; hard currency on the table. The devil’s agent is called AIPAC.
The same had been expanded in the past by Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the United States. In a movie made following the publication of his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, published in November 2006, Carter explained that candidates to political positions in the US meet with AIPAC representatives. If those are not convinced by the candidate being pro-Israeli, then their organization would massively support the opponent.
Thus despite its self-definition as a pro-Israeli lobbying group, AIPAC is much more than that. It is difficult not to see it as an arm – I would say even weapon – of the Israeli government in the USA. The Kennedy administration ordered the American Zionist Council – AIPAC’s predecessor – to register as an agent of the Israeli government under the Foreign Agents Registration Act on November 21, 1962. In 1984 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. A US Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigation revealed that AIPAC Founder Isaiah L. Kenen continued to receive funding from the Israeli government for lobbying and public relations into the early 1960s.
In 1992, AIPAC President David Steiner was forced to resign after he was recorded saying: “I met with (then Bush U.S. Secretary of State) Jim Baker and I cut a deal with him. I got, besides the $3 billion, you know they're looking for the Jewish votes, and I'll tell him whatever he wants to hear ... Besides the $10 billion in loan guarantees which was a fabulous thing, $3 billion in foreign, in military aid, and I got almost a billion dollars in other goodies that people don't even know about.”
In 2005, AIPAC policy director Steven Rosen and AIPAC senior Iran analyst Keith Weissman were fired by the organization due to an FBI investigation into whether they passed classified U.S. information received from Franklin to the government of Israel. They were later indicted for illegally conspiring to gather and disclose classified national security information to Israel. In parallel, the US Justice Department announced that Lawrence Anthony Franklin, a U.S. Air Force Reserves colonel working as a DoD analyst at the Pentagon, had been arrested and charged by the FBI with providing classified national defense information to Israel. The criminal complaint identified AIPAC by name and described a meeting in which, Franklin disclosed top-secret information to two AIPAC officials. Franklin pleaded guilty to passing government secrets to Rosen and Weissman and revealed for the first time that he also gave classified information directly to an Israeli government official in Washington. He was sentenced to 151 months in prison and fined.
Not so far ago I was attacked by this arm, when a prominent GOP politician – who in the past run for governor of a major state on the US Eastern Coast – attempted to incriminate me while allegedly offering help. Later on, his son admitted this man was a disguised Zionist. Luckily, I suffered only minor damages from the event.
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There is no doubt that AIPAC works as an arm – weapon – of the Israeli government within America. In a reality where Israel had been defined as “terror inflicting” by the Goldstone Report adopted by the Human Rights Council of the UN, the AIPAC has been automatically transformed into a Terror Supporting Organization. All its members fall into this category, and the American politicians appearing in this forum – including Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton – are now in a very delicate position. How should we refer to them?
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