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FOREIGN AGENTS analyzes the history and activities of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. FOREIGN AGENTS begins with testimony and subpoenaed documents from the 1963 Senate investigation into the activities of the agents of foreign principals. Senator J.W. Fulbright's discovery of "conduit" money-laundering operations in the US financed by Israeli principals touched off deep and important questions about US lobbying on behalf of the fledgling nation and the applicability of laws such as the Foreign Agents Registration Act and the Logan Act. The book then uncovers AIPAC election law skirmishes in the 1980s-1990s, analyzing the lobby's role in establishing and coordinating political action committees and AIPAC's role in alleged election law violations. FOREIGN AGENTS then turns to the question of espionage. In 2005, two AIPAC executives, Steven J. Rosen and Keith Weissman, were criminally indicted for violating the 1917 Espionage Act. FOREIGN AGENTS reviews behind-the-scenes defense team motions and judicial decisions affecting First Amendment freedom of speech issues and questions about "inside the Beltway" trafficking in classified US defense information by lobbies. FOREIGN AGENTS evaluates Rosen and Weissman's assertions that the conduct alleged in the indictment was within the scope of their employment with AIPAC and was undertaken for AIPAC's benefit. FOREIGN AGENTS then makes comprehensive recommendations for legal oversight in the context of AIPAC's history as a powerful and secretive foreign agent for Israel.
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Activities of Agents Agents of Foreign AIPAC AIPAC officials alleged American Israel Public American Zionist Committee American Zionist Council AstroTurf ASTROTURF PAC attorney billion Boukstein campaign candidates Chairman classified information conduit Congress coordination Council on Middle court criminal Department of Justice director documents East Report Executive Federal Election Commission filed Foreign Agents Registration Foreign Principals Foreign Relations Committee Franklin Fulbright Hearing funds Goland groups Hamlin illegal indictment Indyk interest Iran Iraq IRmep Israel lobby Israel Public Affairs Israeli government issues Jewish Agency Jewish Telegraphic Agency Judge T.S. Ellis Keith Weissman Kenen mainstream McNulty memo Middle East policy Middle Eastern operations organization Palestinian payments Pincus political action committees pro-Israel PACs prosecution prosecutors Public Affairs Committee public relations Relations Committee investigation Research Rosen and Weissman Saban Senate Foreign Relations Senator Fulbright subscriptions T.S. Ellis tax-exempt think tanks trial United violations Washington Post WINEP