Monday, October 1, 2007

The Lobby on Trial

Upcoming legal battle dramatizes rising concern about the Israel lobby

By Justin Raimondo

"It seems to have fallen down the memory hole or been consigned to the purgatory of forgotten news stories: the indictment of Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two top officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). More than three years ago, the news that Rosen, the number-one lobbyist for Israel in Washington, and his sidekick Weissman had been indicted for violating the Espionage Act, for handing over top-secret intelligence to Israeli embassy officials, broke like a thunderclap over official Washington. Today, its echoes have petered out almost entirely, as news of the case has sunk so far beneath the media's radar that developments in what is an important and fascinating story are no longer reported. I'll do my best to rectify that......."

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