Americans Oppose Israel Lobby Junkets

Seventy members of the U.S. Congress (16% of the total membership) are visiting Israel during recess. Most of the private funding for the junket arrives through an entity called the American Israel Education Foundation. AIEF officially formed as a "supporting organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee" (AIPAC) in 1988 and applied for tax … Continue reading “Americans Oppose Israel Lobby Junkets”

Only 5.7% of Americans Say Israel Is the Top Meddler in US Elections

Mainstream news coverage of foreign government influence on U.S. elections has been extensive since allegations first surfaced about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race. According to a new poll, a solid 60.0% majority of Americans now believe Russia is the single top meddler in US elections, followed by China (16.4%) and the United Kingdom … Continue reading “Only 5.7% of Americans Say Israel Is the Top Meddler in US Elections”

Lesson From FBI’s ‘Niger Uranium Forgeries’ File

An analysis of 640 pages of FBI investigatory records obtained by IRmep under the Freedom of Information Act reveals how the FBI Director limited Senator John D. Rockefeller’s urgent 2003 written demand for accountability over faulty Iraq war intelligence into a narrow overseas investigation. The released files, originally scheduled for declassification on December 31, 2028 … Continue reading “Lesson From FBI’s ‘Niger Uranium Forgeries’ File”

Gallup Quietly Admits ‘Israeli vs. Palestinian’ Sympathy Polls Are Misleading

Pollster Gallup admitted on March 28 that three decades of polling data contain fundamental flaws "well beyond what we would attribute to normal sampling error." Gallup’s admission centers on its high-stakes question of whether Americans have greater sympathy for Israelis or for Palestinians. Gallup loudly trumpeted that Americans "increasingly sympathized with Israel in recent years." … Continue reading “Gallup Quietly Admits ‘Israeli vs. Palestinian’ Sympathy Polls Are Misleading”

Poll: Only 22.2% in US Sympathize More With Israelis

On March 6 Gallup claimed 59% of Americans sympathized more with the Israelis and only 21% sympathized more with the Palestinians. The poll was part of a multi-question survey fielded by telephone. Gallup’s question was, "In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or more with the Palestinians?" Gallup said this … Continue reading “Poll: Only 22.2% in US Sympathize More With Israelis”

Do Members of Congress Take Too Many Private Trips to Israel With AIPAC?

One of every three members of Congress boarding a jetliner on a privately-funded all-expense paid trip overseas has Israel as their final destination. Only one out of a hundred ever visits Palestinian territories as a final destination. Analysis of Gift Travel Filings made to the US House of Representatives Office of the Clerk over the … Continue reading “Do Members of Congress Take Too Many Private Trips to Israel With AIPAC?”

Poll: 75% of Americans Oppose Outlawing Boycotts of Israel

New legislation passed in the Senate seeks to legalize the right of individual state governments to force American companies to certify they won’t engage in economic boycotts of Israel as a condition for receiving government contracts. The "Combating BDS Act of 2019" is embedded as Title IV within the ‘‘Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle … Continue reading “Poll: 75% of Americans Oppose Outlawing Boycotts of Israel”

NSC Swears US policy on Israel’s Nukes Is Legit

Releasing secret presidential letters that promise not to officially recognize Israel’s nuclear weapons program or pressure Israel to sign the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons would harm US national security. So claimed John P. Fitzpatrick, Senior Director of the Information Security Management Directorate at the National Security Council in a December 18, 2018 … Continue reading “NSC Swears US policy on Israel’s Nukes Is Legit”

FBI and CIA’s ‘Duty To Warn’ Victims of Israeli Nuclear Smuggling

In 2015 the intelligence community acknowledged that it had a "duty to warn" U.S. persons of impending threats of "serious bodily injury." The objective of that "duty" – which has many loopholes – is to compel intelligence agencies to warn individuals or organizations of threats so they can take evasive measures. It affirms a moral … Continue reading “FBI and CIA’s ‘Duty To Warn’ Victims of Israeli Nuclear Smuggling”

Should Americans Believe Gallup Polling Data?

The Gallup Organization was criminally charged in 2012 under the False Claims and Procurement Integrity Acts. The False Claims Act is the primary tool the U.S. government uses, leveraging insider whistle-blowers, to combat contracting fraud against the government. An uncontested 57-page complaint (PDF) reveals that Gallup intentionally delivered deceptive data to the US Mint, the US Department … Continue reading “Should Americans Believe Gallup Polling Data?”