WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently released files obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal details of secret battles raging between founders of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), U.S. presidents and top law enforcement agencies:
Israeli Foreign Ministry employee Isaiah L. Kenen is ordered by Nathan B. Lenvin of the DOJ Foreign Agent Registration Act section to continue registering as an Israeli foreign agent. Kenen rejects the order to begin work at the American Zionist Council (AZC) lobbying for U.S. arms and financial aid. He later establishes AIPAC. http://irmep.org/ILA/Kenen/FARA/
Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy approves an order to register the American Zionist Council (AZC), the umbrella lobby of the Zionist Organization of America, Hadassah, and other U.S. groups, as Israeli foreign agents. http://irmep.org/ILA/AZCDOJ/p6100128/
AZC secret public relations plan for channeling Israeli government policy positions throughout the U.S. news media. Subpoenaed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. http://irmep.org/ILA/AZC2/
FBI Director offers to investigate the AZC "in view of recent [Senate] hearings." http://irmep.org/ILA/AZCDOJ/p6100050/
DOJ orders the AZC to register as a foreign agent "within 72 hours."
AZC's urgent plea one month before John F. Kennedy's assassination that it not be required to register as a foreign agent since "it would eventually destroy the Zionist movement." http://irmep.org/ILA/AZCDOJ/P6100028-29azcobligate/
Secret AZC list of U.S. scholars, New York Times media personalities, and organizations receiving covert Israeli funding. Filed under unprecedented conditions accepted by the DOJ that it never be publicly released. http://irmep.org/ILA/AZCDOJ/p6100019-p6100025/private/default2.asp
Covenant Agreement of the Jewish Agency filed at the DOJ revealing it as a functional arm of the Israeli Government. The Jewish Agency funded the AZC, Isaiah L. Kenen, AIPAC's Near East Report and the JPPPI, a new organization founded by current U.S. State Department advisor Dennis Ross http://irmep.org/ILA/JA/covenant/
According to research director Grant F. Smith, "These startling declassified files are vital for understanding the current showdown between the Israel lobby, media, President Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice. It appears that once again the DOJ is abandoning its obligations to uphold important laws intended to protect U.S. citizens by regulating foreign agents."
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, intelligence, and trade agencies.
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