AIPAC Espionage

AIPAC, Espionage and the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement.

American industries were shocked when the FBI began investigating AIPAC for obtaining and distributing the 300 page report containing their trade secrets titled “Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty Free Treatment for U.S. Imports from Israel, Investigation No. 332-180” in the midst of the negotiations. The ITC later confirmed that the Israeli government also obtained the still-classified report. The document contains business confidential trade secrets, market share, inventory, delivery costs, internal production costs and other highly sensitive data US industries submitted under strict confidence to urge the best possible outcome for US businesses.

http://www.irmep.org/ila/fta/

IRmep Legal Challenge to AIPAC Trade Deal cites Heavy Loss of American Jobs and Trade Secrets.

A legal filing to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) calls for suspension of the US-Israel Free Trade Area. …

A key legal exhibit reveals the ITC’s early response to formal complaints about intellectual property losses lodged by the US Bromine Alliance …

ITC confirmed that extremely sensitive company information solicited under “business confidential” provisions was included in a classified internal US government trade negotiation report. The FBI investigated how this report was subsequently obtained by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The Israeli government also obtained the classified report according to the ITC. ITC further confirmed that leaked data to AIPAC included “specific business confidential numbers extracted from the Alliance’s…production cost, raw material cost, depreciation or manufacturing cost, by product cost, and shipping cost for the compound TBBPA and…the length of time that sales of domestic TBBPA could be supplied from inventory.” …

… trade secrets theft from US military, pharmaceutical, chemical and agricultural industries directly translate into American jobs losses. …

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/IRmep-Legal-Challenge-to-bw-15069852.html?.v=1

… most closely guarded trade secrets had been obtained by AIPAC …

http://irmep.org/Sec301summary.pdf

Complaint #1: Member State Agencies (USTR and ITC), the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Israeli
Government Violated the IP Rights of US industries, Associations and Workers during the 1984 Treaty Negotiations.

Complaint #2: Israeli Manufacturers Violate US IP through Military-Industrial Commercial Espionage.

Complaint #3: The Israeli Pharmaceutical Regulator and Industry Systemically Violate US IP.

Complaint #4: Israeli Diamond Exports to the US Finance Overseas Crime.

>>> Damage Assessment: American Jobs Loss.

http://www.irmep.org/Sec301full.pdf

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2 Responses to “AIPAC Espionage”

  1. worzzz Says:

    The Shamelessness of Jane Harman.

    … It looks like Harman, Frum, and the Lobby have won, after all — despite the mountains of evidence against Rosen and Weissman, and the protests of hardworking patriotic law enforcement officials who are dismayed and demoralized by the blank check our Justice Department is giving Israel to spy and steal our secrets with impunity. They leaked the dirt on Harman out of desperation, in the hope that popular outrage would prevent Israel’s American spies from beating the law and slithering back to their nests. /…

    http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2009/04/23/the-shamelessness-of-jane-harman/

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/pelosi-now-remembers-harman-wiretap/?emc=eta1

  2. worzzz Says:

     
    #Conference Call and Press Statement Concerning Government’s Dismissal of Case Against AIPAC Lobbyists with Defense …
    Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Fri, 01 May 2009 10:33 AM PDT
    WASHINGTON—-Statement of Abbe D. Lowell and John Nassikas & Baruch Weiss:

    #Prosecutors Ask Judge To Throw Out Case Against Aipac Staffers
    Forward Fri, 01 May 2009 10:12 AM PDT
    Washington â The espionage case that sent shockwaves throughout the pro-Israel community came to an end Friday, as the Department of Justice filed a motion to dismiss all charges against Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman, two former lobbyists for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

    #US government to drop espionage charges against Aipac officials
    u.tv Fri, 01 May 2009 09:44 AM PDT
    The US government is to drop espionage charges against two officials of America’s most powerful pro-Israel lobby group accused of spying for the Jewish state because court rulings had made the case unwinnable and the trial would disclose classified information.

    #Government to drop AIPAC spy case
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Fri, 01 May 2009 09:19 AM PDT
    Prosecutors today asked a federal judge to drop the charges of espionage against two former top AIPAC staffers. JTA reports : In a statement Friday, the acting U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia said restrictions on the governmentâs case imposed by Judge T.S. Ellis III made conviction unlikely.

    #Phew! Justice drops the AIPAC case
    Columbia Journalism Review Fri, 01 May 2009 08:41 AM PDT
    No matter what you might think of the policies AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Washington Post âs news that the government will be dropping espionage charges against two former officials of the organization is very good news for journalism and government transparency.

    #AIPAC prosecution dropped
    The Politico Fri, 01 May 2009 08:28 AM PDT
    Prosecutors say legal rulings had diminished the chances of winning convictions.

    #MJ Rosenberg: Rally Behind Obama Now
    HuffingtonPost Fri, 01 May 2009 08:19 AM PDT
    My friend was only half joking. He said, “reading the news is freaking me out. Bernie Madoff. The AIPAC case. The Harman wiretaps. And now…

    #AJC Applauds Decision to Drop AIPAC Prosecution
    PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Fri, 01 May 2009 07:57 AM PDT
    The American Jewish Committee (AJC) strongly welcomed the Department of Justice decision to drop the prosecution on espionage charges of two former staff members of the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    #US moves to dismiss espionage-related case against…
    San Diego Union-Tribune Fri, 01 May 2009 07:24 AM PDT
    US moves to dismiss espionage-related case against former AIPAC lobbyists.

    #Charges dropped against ex-AIPAC staffers
    The Washington Times Fri, 01 May 2009 06:58 AM PDT
    UPDATED: The Justice Department Friday dropped a high-profile prosecution of two former pro-Israel lobbyists charged with conspiring to seek and distribute classified defense information – a decision that could strengthen the rights of reporters, lobbyists and social activists to obtain and publicize government secrets. The decision to drop the case against Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, who …

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