On April 6, Grant F. Smith presented a comprehensive review of the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement to the Finance and Economics Council at the University of Rochester. Using a slide show of declassified documents and charts, Smith revealed how secret agreements and a joint Israeli embassy/AIPAC covert operation undermined US industries and the trade negotiating process.
New quantitative analysis and disclosures reveal the US-Israel trade agreement is actually a $10 billion/year foreign aid program. Smith also discusses how major omissions in Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s 2009 Council on Foreign Relations book Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle undermine their two major findings: that perpetual conflict gives Israel a comparative advantage and that the US should reinstate conscription in order to match Israel’s entrepreneurial output.
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Media Benjamin and some likeminded folks are putting on a conference they call “Move Over Aipac”. They list some credible speakers like Walt/Mearsheimer & the Corries, but how can you put on a conference about AIPAC and not invite Grant Smith? Or Jeff Blankfort who probably knows more about The Lobby than anybody alive, including the Head Aipacker, whoever that is now.
Neither did they mention the Council of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, aka CMAJO which is to the Senate what Aipac is to the House and wields even more clout.
Neither is Kathy Christison listed. Or James Petras, author of several of the best books on “the lobby” in print. Neither Earl Hilliard or Cynthia McKinney.
Well, if it’s a monkey with a hip URL, could it be Monkey Business?
Wait a minit — I told the software I wanted to comment on the Grant Smith piece, but this box is beneath the headling of the Omar Barghouti speech. ??