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Thursday, August 04, 2005

IRmep Applauds Indictment of AIPAC Operatives as a Productive First Step Toward Better U.S. Middle East Policy

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "IRmep Applauds Indictment of AIPAC Operatives as...": "IRmep Applauds Indictment of AIPAC Operatives as a Productive First Step Toward Better U.S. Middle East Policy

8/4/2005 3:44:00 PM

To: National and International desks
Contact: Grant F. Smith of IRmep, 202-342-7325, info@IRmep.org
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep) applauds U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty's indictments of former AIPAC director Steve Rosen and senior analyst Keith Weissman.

Today's indictments reveal a new seriousness toward violations of a lobby that has long damaged U.S. policy in the Middle East. While any American under indictment is innocent until proven guilty, IRmep urges the prosecutor to maintain the momentum of the investigation. Are AIPAC's activities as an unregistered foreign agent and former election law violations cause for additional indictments? The Federal Election Committee (FEC) has previously ruled that AIPAC 'probably' violated U.S. election laws, but ended the case with no action. IRmep urges the U.S. Attorney to pick up where the FEC failed to uphold the law.

As Americans continue to insist on more transparent Middle East policy formulation and accountability, more are becoming involved in confronting the AIPAC by shining a light upon shadowy actors who have consistently thwarted productive U.S. policy.

Steve Rosen himself once said, "A lobby is like a night flower: It thrives in the dark and dies in the sun." (internal AIPAC memo, cited in the Jerusalem Post, August 24, 2004).

Americans who want more criminal prosecutions against AIPAC and other night flowers can now take ten actions to improve U.S. policy in the Middle East: http://www.IRmep.org/10/10.htm is a clip from an online educational "webinar" called "Ten Things Every American can do to Improve U.S. Middle East Policy". IRmep encourages Americans who feel endangered by the influence of AIPAC to acquire these empowerment tools for fixing our policy formulation process.

About the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, Inc. - http://www.IRmep.org Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy is a non-partisan; independent research organization dedicated to informing and educating the American people about U.S. policy formulation process toward the Middle East. The heart of the IRmep's work is academically driven research formatted and distributed to be highly usable by the U.S. policy making community. Broadly funded by individual donors, IRmep maintains an independent research agenda that is accurate, relevant and actionable.

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