Israel and AIPAC Espionage cost the United States 120,000 jobs

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  1. Declassified FBI File Alleges an Israeli Intelligence Agent Worked at AIPAC

    To: NATIONAL EDITORS


    Contact: Grant Smith of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, +1-202-342-7325


    WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An agent of the Israeli intelligence service worked on the staff of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) according to a newly declassified FBI file.


    An August 13, 1984 secret communication from the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO) to the FBI director states, "WFO files disclose that AIPAC is a powerful pro-Israel lobbying group staffed by U.S. citizens. WFO files contain an unsubstantiated allegation that a member of the Israeli Intelligence Service was a staff member of AIPAC." The newly declassified document may be downloaded from the Israel Lobby Archive at: http://www.irmep.org/ILA/economy/08131984_WFO_DFBI_REPORT.pdf


    The secret FBI file was declassified and released to the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. IRmep sought the FBI files to file a third amicus brief urging Judge T.S. Ellis not to dismiss charges against two AIPAC staffers under the 1917 Espionage Act. The DOJ dropped espionage charges against former AIPAC staffers Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman on May 1, 2009.


    According to the newly released IRmep book "Spy Trade: How Israel's Lobby Undermines America's Economy," the 1984 and 2005 espionage incidents were not isolated events. Using declassified documents, "Spy Trade" documents Israeli covert actions against US military and industrial targets from the 1940s through the present.


    "Spy Trade" also presents a damage assessment for the 1984 AIPAC industrial espionage incident: US $71 billion in lost exports, equivalent to 100,000 jobs over the last decade. "Spy Trade" may be purchased at MiddleEastBooks.com, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and other bookstores.


    The Israel Lobby Archive, http://IRmep.org/ila, is a unit of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington. The Archive digitizes declassified documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act filings with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The Archive facilitates permanent direct citizen access to critical records that briefly enter the public domain but vanish for lack of warranted mainstream media coverage.


    SOURCE Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/200911...an_israeli_intelligence_agent_worked_at_aipac
     
  2. The end result is, according to a Reuters report, is a trade defecit that cost the United States 126,000 jobs.

    Is the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement
    Harming America? Myths Versus Facts
    Mon Jun 1, 2009 11:06am EDT

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    WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US-Israel Free Trade Area (UIFTA) became law in 1985, but ongoing violations of American intellectual property rights and trade laws are fueling heavy losses of American jobs. As the US economy declines many are trying to separate myths from facts about
    America's first bilateral trade agreement:

    Myth: The US Israel Free Trade Area (UIFTA) delivers "mutual benefits".

    Fact: Since 1985 US trade with Israel shifted from a surplus to a cumulative $71 billion deficit (adjusted for inflation). The $7.8 billion US deficit with Israel in 2008 equals 126,000 US manufacturing related jobs. UIFTA is the only bilateral pact producing multi-billion dollar losses to the US every year over
    the last decade.


    Myth: UIFTA is supported by US industries and associations.

    Fact: During 1984 negotiations seventy-six leading American companies such as Monsanto, Dow Chemical, Sunkist, Hunt-Wesson Foods and organizations such as the AFL-CIO, American Farm Bureau and the US Bromine Alliance testified against the UIFTA. Only seventeen organizations -- most with no direct
    economic stakes -- testified in favor. More recently pharmaceutical, agricultural and other industry associations have continued to lobby against unfair Israeli trade practices.


    Myth: The 1984 UIFTA negotiation process was open and fair.

    Fact: The FBI investigated how the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) obtained the classified government negotiation report. In 1984 the Washington Post reported that the "report would give Israel a significant advantage in the trade talks because it discloses how far the United States is willing to compromise on contested issues. Some of the proprietary
    information, moreover, could help Israeli businesses competing with U.S. companies." The Washington Post was right -- UIFTA and a subsequent epidemic of intellectual property violations cost the US economy billions of dollars.


    Myth: The US-Israel Free Trade Agreement strengthens global rules based trade.

    Fact: Israel has been on a US violations "watch list" for the past four years.
    Top industry and government concerns include Internet music and software piracy, industrial espionage targeting US trade secrets and systematized misuse of patented US pharmaceutical innovations by Israeli generic drug exporters in collusion with the Israeli Ministry of Health. Israeli cut diamond exports finance illegal West Bank settlements.


    More about the UIFTA at: http://www.IRmep.org/UIFTA

    The Washington, D.C. based Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy is an independent nonprofit that studies US policy formulation toward the Middle
    East.

    SOURCE Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy

    Grant Smith of IRmep, +1-202-342-7325
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS146179+01-Jun-2009+PRN20090601
     
  3. Hi Mom0,

    You never fail to disappoint me sir. Again, you are barking on the wrong tree! That report was launched by the FBI, not me you know.:D!

    Anyway, AIPAC is an "AMERICAN" charitable orginization. To have a Mossad agent working from within that "AMERICAN" orginization, paid by the American tax payers, to benefit Israel and cause the following;

    Fact: Since 1985 US trade with Israel shifted from a surplus to a cumulative $71 billion deficit (adjusted for inflation). The $7.8 billion US deficit with Israel in 2008 equals 126,000 US manufacturing related jobs. UIFTA is the only bilateral pact producing multi-billion dollar losses to the US every year over
    the last decade.


    Fact: The FBI investigated how the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) obtained the classified government negotiation report. In 1984 the Washington Post reported that the "report would give Israel a significant advantage in the trade talks because it discloses how far the United States is willing to compromise on contested issues. Some of the proprietary
    information, moreover, could help Israeli businesses competing with U.S. companies." The Washington Post was right -- UIFTA and a subsequent epidemic of intellectual property violations cost the US economy billions of dollars.


    That orginization should be charged for treason, don't you think? That is not my openion, that is according.