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    DescriptionAn unforeseen effect of the Iraq war is that it has allowed more Americans to speak freely about the role of the Israel lobby. When and how was it born? While it is generally understood that American interest groups played a crucial role in creating the state of Israel in 1948 and supporting politicians who would stand up for Israel, other facts have remained elusive. Grant F. Smith reveals that many of the functions the Israel lobby smoothly and quietly executes in political life today were formed in the late 1950s and early 1960s: the crucial political contributions and unrelenting campaign to convince Americans that Israel and the United States share common interests and enemies, whether the old Communist bloc or Islamic radicals in the 21st century. Smith documents the lobby s awesome resistance to public accountability for its actions before Congress and the Justice Department. That fascinating history is the terrain of this book. Referencing over 1,000 previously classified documents released under a Freedom of Information Act filing, Smith follows Isaiah L. Kenen's path from registered foreign agent for the Israeli government to founder of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee or AIPAC. Smith unearths a formerly secret non-prosecution agreement, the "subvention caveat" reached between the Israel lobby and the US Department of Justice. The agreement reveals a great deal about the latitude of the lobby s operations and the US government's institutional aversion to challenging it. America's Defense Line may forever change the debate about US Middle East policy formulation.


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    Title
    America's Defense Line
    Subtitle
    The Justice Department's Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Grant F Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 322
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780976443759
    ISBN 10: 0976443759
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Institute for Research
    Imprint name
    Institute for Research
    Publication date
    30 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Washington, DC