04/15/2013 Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss AIPAC's lobbying efforts and reliance on "conspiracy theories" to extract massive aid packages from the United States. (Download)
03/21/2013 KZYX radio host Jeff Blankfort and IRmep's Grant F. Smith on Obama visit to Israel, spies and AIPAC's foreign agency. (Download)
03/1/2013 Grant F Smith of IRmep joined Ryan Dawson of Boiling Frogs to explain new video of a former NASA employee Stewart Nozette selling secrets to an undercover FBI agent posing as a Mossad operative, and the troubling mechanics of Israel lobby immunity. (Download)
02/23/2013 Grant F. Smith, research director of IRmep, briefs several hundred Houston area non-profit and business leaders about why Americans are turning away from Israel and challenging Israel's U.S. lobby. Review of major espionage, propaganda and wealth transfer initiatives. Analysis of new polling data on American public opinion and how the growing chasm between opinion and U.S. policy may be driving a higher score on Transparency International's "perceptions of corruption" index. Recorded on February 23, 2013. (Download)
01/16/2013 James Corbett interviews Grant F. Smith about the Zionist Organization of America, subject of a special report in the January/February Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. (Download)
11/14/2012 Radio host and Huffington Post blogger Kathleen Wells and Grant F. Smith discuss the history and mechanics of Israel lobby criminal immunity for conventional and nuclear weapons smuggling from the United States. (Download)
10/06/2012 Scott Horton and Grant Smith discuss the curious activities and origins of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). (Download)
09/26/2012 Crosstalk's Peter Lavelle hosts Ruthie Blum, Grant F. Smith and Stephen Zunes to debate the influence of the Israel lobby on U.S. politics. (Download)
09/21/2012 Radio host Kevin Barrett interviewed Grant F. Smith for current IRmep research and analysis about the upcoming elections. (Download)
09/08/2012 Grant F. Smith, Research Director for the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy at IRmep.org, joins us to discuss the secret Israeli espionage program that smuggled nuclear materials out of the United States to help start the Israeli nuclear program in the 1960s. We go over the declassified documents tying Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to the smuggling ring, and explore Smith’s book, Divert!: NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the diversion of US weapons grade uranium into the Israeli nuclear weapons program.. (Download)
07/12/2012 Scott Horton interviews Grant F. Smith about how the Milco/Heli/Ministry of Defense nuclear smuggling ring resembles predecessor and successor front company networks targeting the U.S.; the legal process of obtaining the documents which implicated Benjamin Netanyahu in nuclear technology smuggling; and why President Obama will likely have Jonathan Pollard released by February, 2013. (Download)
07/12/2012 WBAI Host Gary Null interviews Grant F. Smith about the July 4 Antiwar article "Netanyahu Worked Inside Nuclear Smuggling Ring." Topics include Israeli smuggling front companies, players in the Israeli Ministry of Defense/Heli/Milco smuggling network, and why Richard Kelly Smyth divulged information about "Project Pinto" and Netanyahu. (Download)
05/27/2012 Host Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio discusses Grant Smith's article “US Charity Secretly Funds Israeli Nukes;” how the Weizmann Institute, posing as a non-profit charity, conducts espionage and fundraising for Israel’s nuclear weapons program; why the US government continues pretending that Israel’s nukes don’t exist; the IRS’s tentative ruling on tax-deductible donations to the Weizmann Institute; how the Justice Department’s secretive “shutdown” orders on productive FBI investigations violates US obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; and why the mainstream media won’t discuss the Israeli arsenal. (Download)
04/01/2012 Radio host Shelton Walden of WBAI's "Walden's Pond" interviews Grant F. Smith about the Israeli nuclear weapons program, why US presidents cannot openly talk about it and the diversion of weapons-grade uranium from a plant at Apollo, PA..(Download)
03/01/2012 Scott Horton interviews Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, about the “Occupy AIPAC” counter-summit in Washington, D.C. from March 2-6; his article “The Mossad Has Long Given Marching Orders to AIPAC;” the fine line between a domestic lobby and a foreign-controlled intelligence operation; and how constant talk of “Israel in danger” gets AIPAC’s hardcore American donors to open their wallets. (Download)
12/28/2011 Jeffrey Blankfort, host of the KZYX radio program "Takes on the World," interviews Grant F. Smith about the forthcoming book Divert! NUMEC, Zalman Shapiro and the Diversion of US Weapons Grade Uranium into the Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program (Download)
10/20/2011 Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., and Antiwar Radio host Scott Horton discusses Smith's article “Americans Pay Dearly to Maintain Israel’s Nuclear Secrets;” the Army Corps of Engineers’ $170 million cleanup project at NUMEC, a Pennsylvania nuclear facility that diverted uranium to Israel in the 1960s; why the CIA still won’t release documents on NUMEC (and the agency knows plenty about it), even to aid the cleanup effort; the obsolete “strategic ambiguity” policy whereby government officials and the US media feign ignorance or willfully ignore anything about Israel’s nuclear program; and how NUMEC fits the profile of a long list of Israeli front companies that smuggled US military assets and nuclear materials. (Download)
08/10/2011 Antiwar Radio's Scott Horton interviews Grant F. Smith about his article “Does AIPAC Have Only Two Major Donors?” about the change in AIPAC’s donation list in the last few years, why Steven Rosen’s defamation lawsuit against AIPAC is revealing new aspects of the organization, and how the documents brought to light could justify indicting the whole lobby for espionage; and the evidence that Rosen used classified information to derail Jesse Jackson’s political career. (Download)
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07/07/2011 Antiwar Radio host Scott Horton podcast an interview with IRmep director Grant F. Smith about his essay, "AIPAC Pushes Hard for War with Iran...But Doesn't Want the Blame." They discuss Keith Weissman's breaking of his media silence to (badly) defend AIPAC, claiming there is no official program for regime change in Iran, how the US forgoes a necessary waiver when sending aid to Israel -- required for all foreign countries with clandestine nuclear programs, how AIPAC uses leverage on domestic US issues (like National Guard base upgrades) to get their way on foreign policy issues, and the difference between Rosen/Weissman/Franklin espionage and Bradley Manning/WikiLeaks whistleblowing.(Download)
05/17/2011 Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss President Obama's decision to speak at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington DC—and newly released documents revealing pressures for Ronald Reagan to do the same. They also discuss Move Over AIPAC conference events and direct actions taking place between May 20-24. (Download)
04/22/2011 Sibel Edmonds, Peter B. Collins, and Grant F. Smith discuss a range of illegal Israel lobbying and espionage activities, the dangerous recommendations in the book Start-Up Nation by Senor and Singer, and why the 1985 US-Israel bilateral trade agreement is really a $10 billion/year private-industry funded foreign aid program. Edmonds and Smith also discuss the importance of attending Move Over AIPAC. (Download)
04/06/2011 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. (Download)
03/29/2011 Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss the book Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle assumptions that conscription based national service and constant warfare are actually competitive advantages. (Download)
02/26/2011 Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss the Israel lobby's appetite for acquiring and circulating classified US national defense information based on newly released documents from the Rosen v. AIPAC defamation lawsuit. They also discuss why there are so few warranted prosecutions of high ranking Americans committing crimes to advance Israeli interests in the United States. (Download)
02/09/2011 Antiwar Radio host Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss how the NUMEC diversion of 90% enriched (weapons grade) uranium to Israel's Dimona nuclear weapons programs relates to the current drive to free spy Jonathan Pollard. (Download)
01/05/2011 Antiwar Radio host Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss the illegal activities underpinning the Rosen v AIPAC defamation lawsuit and newly revealed documents from the case docket. (Download)
12/03/2010 Grant F. Smith discusses how pardoning crimes committed to advance Israeli interests undermines rule of law in the United States. WAMU FM, Washington, DC. (Download)
11/26/2010 Antiwar Radio host Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss the rationale behind IRmep's filing with the IRS seeking the retroactive revocation of AIPAC's tax exemption. Broadcast live 11/26/2010 at 6:00 PM on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara, 93.7 FM San Diego, and 98.5 FM Ridge Crest/China Lake. (Download).
11/24/2010 Antiwar Radio discussion of AIPAC's new 260 page court filing in Rosen v AIPAC and how details of interactions with the Israeli embassy and attempts to provoke US-Iran military conflict. (Download).
11/09/2010 Antiwar Radio discussion of newly declassified documents from the US Senate’s 1963 investigation of foreign agents following the Israeli false flag “Lavon Affair,” how enforcement of FARA prompted the American Zionist Council to reorganize as a non-registered lobby (now called AIPAC), the hundreds of quashed FBI and DOJ investigations into the Israel lobby’s routine lawbreaking, how the biggest scandals involving large numbers of government officials become politically impossible to prosecute, how Israel’s real existential threat is the lack of an existential threat and why Israel chooses militaristic isolation instead of participating in open market prosperity in the Mideast. (Download)
10/14/2010 Antiwar radio host Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss the Israeli proposal to free spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for a temporary illegal settlement freeze to save the sputtering "peace process." (Download)
09/08/2010 Host Jeffrey Blankfort interviews Grant F. Smith on his public radio program "Takes on the World" about newly unsealed Senate Foreign Relations Committee files investigating the Israel lobby. The documents reveal quarterly $5,000 payments from the Jewish Agency to AIPAC for the lobbying newsletter "Near East Report" and stealth public relations programs to undermine American free speech. The implications of a fifty year effort are discussed in the radio interview. (Download)
8/23/2010 IRmep's Grant F. Smith and Scott Horton of ANTIWAR Radio discuss documents released from the Senate investigation of Israel's covert lobbying and PR campaigns, threats to the continued freedom to practice (out of favor) religions in America, how neoconservatives use their unchallenged talking points in mainstream media to push for war with Iran, the Atlantic magazine's history of promoting Israeli policy objectives and how AIPAC wields power by withholding campaign contributions to wayward politicians. (Download)
07/07/2010 IRmep held a panel discussion at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC titled "Israel's Nuclear Arsenal: Espionage, Opacity and Future." The following official audio files of "Israel's Nuclear Arsenal" panel presentations are now available for download: Jeffrey Blankfort reviews US positioning toward the NPT review conference call for a Middle East free of nuclear weapons. He recounts first hand experiences with an ADL/Apartheid South Africa intelligence agent targeting US activists. (MP3 3.6 MB) Grant F. Smith explores how collaborating in Israeli "strategic ambiguity" undermines rule of law and governance in the United States. He reviews the NUMEC nuclear diversion case and a new Senate attempt to exonerate those involved. (MP3 6.2 MB)Sasha-Polakow Suransky reviews Apartheid South African sales of yellow-cake uranium to Israel's military establishment and argues that AIPAC positively contributed to US policymaking. (MP3 5.9 MB) John J. Mearsheimer discusses why Israel acquired a nuclear arsenal and the danger it presents to US interests. (MP3 6.2 MB)
07/06/2010 Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio and Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, discuss the upcoming International Spy Museum event ""Israel's Nuclear Arsenal: Espionage, Opacity and Future" and newly released documents about Senator Arlen Specter pressuring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to exonerate NUMEC enriched uranium diversions. Download
05/11/2010 Scott Horton interviews Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., about the newly declassified 1978 GAO report released by IRmep on 5/10/2010. They cover the diversion of US nuclear material to Israel, marginal investigations and possible cover-ups by the FBI and CIA, prosecutorial immunity for high-profile Americans who commit crimes for Israel's benefit, and billionaire Haim Saban's considerable influence on the Democratic Party. They review new information about why LBJ's political debt to fundraiser Abraham Feinberg (designated by David Ben Gurion as the US funding coordinator for Israel's nuclear weapons program in 1958) probably explained his disdain for the NUMEC investigation and applying nuclear nonproliferation to Israel. Download
04/14/2010 Antiwar radio host Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss Israel’s underwhelming representation at the Nuclear Security summit and the 1960s diversion of highly enriched uranium from Pennsylvania to Israel’s nuclear weapons program. Download
03/24/2010 Antiwar radio host Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss the illegal settlements "row" between Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and vice president Joe Biden, the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act, and Israel lobby groups that are now far out of compliance. Download
02/08/2010 Grant F. Smith sits down with PressTV's Susan Modaress to discuss how arms smuggling, subverting a Justice Department foreign agent registration order and string of presidential pardons generated an assumption of criminal immunity within the Israel lobby. They review new tactics US law enforcement agencies are implementing to stem Israeli commercial espionage operations in the United States and why President Obama can't stop illegal settlements as a minor first step toward Middle East peace. Download
01/11/2010 Grant F. Smith makes the case to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman that the US needs to crack down on US charities laundering tax exempt donations into illegal Israeli settlements. The Diane Rehm Show is produced at WAMU 88.5 and distributed by National Public Radio, NPR Worldwide, and SIRIUS satellite radio. Each week, more than 2.2 million listeners across the country tune in to the program. Download
12/09/2009 Jeffrey Blankfort discusses on KZYX public radio his groundbreaking analysis of a Pew Research poll of Council on Foreign Relations members, which finds them less supportive of current US-Israel relations than the general public. Later in the program Blankfort and Grant Smith discuss findings from the new IRmep book "Spy Trade: How Israel's Lobby Undermines America's Economy" and the current AIPAC drive for economic sanctions and military strikes on Iran. Download
10/07/2009 Grant F. Smith discusses Freedom of Information Act requests under the Obama administration's "presumption of openness" mandate and why the Israel lobby has become "too connected" to be regulated with Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio. Download
09/03/2009 Grant F. Smith discusses Steven Rosen's defamation lawsuit against AIPAC, the "everyone else does it" excuse for trafficking in classified information and the DOJ's history of capitulation to the Israel lobby with Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio. Download
08/18/2009 - Grant F. Smith confronts the Saban Center's Martin Indyk about how improprieties in negotiating the US-Israel Free Trade Area might affect the willingness of other countries to pact trade deals with Israel. Download
07/23/2009 - PressTV Washington correspondent Jihan Hafiz interviews Grant F. Smith about recent Israeli pharmaceutical violations of the US-Israel Free Trade Area. Download
04/08/2009 Scott Horton and Grant F. Smith discuss Steve Rosen's lawsuit against AIPAC, the increasing political stakes in the upcoming Rosen/Weissman espionage trial, the growing political pressure for Barak Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to dismiss the case and the possibility that AIPAC's function as a foreign agent will be openly discussed in court. Download
03/11/2009 Radio Host Ray Hanania interviewed Grant Smith on WJJG Chicago. They discussed an upcoming report about the Impact of AIPAC and the Israeli government's acquisition of business confidential information provided by concerned US industries to the US Trade Representative during trade negotiations. They reviewed ongoing commercial espionage in weapons systems design, pharmaceutical clinical dossiers, and other intellectual property. The US-Israel FTA is the only bilateral FTA producing multi-billion dollar yearly deficits now totaling $71 billion and negative jobs impact of 126,000 manufacturing related jobs. Review measures the Obama administration should take as it begins reevaluating FTAs against the new trade agenda. Download
11/09/2008 Radio host Sherif S. Fam interviewed Grant Smith on WZBC Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the Sunday morning program "This Week in Palestine." They discussed the history of the Israel lobby in presidential cabinets and how Obama's picks will impact Middle East policy. Download
10/25/2008 - Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio interviews Grant Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy and author of America's Defense Line: The Justice Department's Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government. They discuss the intrigue behind the AIPAC espionage case, long range patterns of Neocon activity in the Pentagon and the history behind the Logan Act. They also cover corporate media issue framing, the likely continuity of Washington consensus Mideast policy in an Obama administration and AIPAC's imposition of obstacles toward US exports to the wider Mideast. Download
10/08/2008 - Presidential candidates fiercely debate nuclear proliferation in the Middle East—with one caveat: Israel's nuclear weapons. Jeffrey Blankfort of the Pacifica Radio "Takes on the World" program interviews Grant Smith about the new book "America's Defense Line: The Justice Department's Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government". Download (Partial broadcast with listener call-in.)
7/16/2008 - The Bush
administration is reversing its long held position that suspension of
uranium enrichment was the price of Iran's seat at a negotiating table.
But how genuine is the move toward a face-to-face between Undersecretary
of State Burns and Iran's
Javier Solana. Why now? Is it a strategic
shift or policy realignment? And what about the impact on fall
elections? Grant Smith talks to Radio France Internationale.
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2/24/2008 - The Todd Feinburg Show. Many Americans question the source of Israel's strong political influence in this country. An answer, at least in part, may be offered in Grant Smith's new book, "Foreign Agents - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee from the 1963 Fulbright Hearings to the 2005 Espionage Scandal." A criminal trial against two AIPAC executives will commence this spring, and Smith suggests that Americans will learn more as it unfolds about how Israel lobbyists violate the Foreign Agents Registration Act in their attempts to influence American foreign policy. Download
1/25/2008 - IRmep Policy Podcast. Neoconservatives of the "Project for a New American Century" wanted more US GDP dedicated to military spending and war. They've gotten their wish, but at what cost to the economy? Also, how the US media responds to the Sibel Edmonds question, and the futility of asking the Israel lobby to recognize itself. Download.
1/18/2008 - IRmep Policy Podcast. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Norman Podhoretz pulled out all the stops to urge the Bush Administration to attack Iran in the autumn of 2007. The National Intelligence Estimate stopped their initiative, but for how long? Download.
1/11/08 - IRmep Policy Podcast. An incident at Hormuz Straits, the Bush visit to Palestine, and the real cost of US-Israel trade. MP3 Download.
12/18/07 - INN World News host Leonard Charles discusses the history of AIPAC and likelihood that the case will never go to trial with Grant Smith. MP3 Download.
11/21/07 - PressTV Book Review "Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee" Martin Short, a British author and producer, Tim Llewellyn the BBC's Middle East correspondent for nearly a decade, and Abe Haim, of Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine sat down to discuss the book "Foreign Agents". MP3 Download.
08/17/07 - WBAI Book Review "Foreign Agents: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee" On August 19, Grant Smith discussed upcoming book "Foreign Agents" on WBAI's "Walden's Pond" with radio host Shelton Walden. MP3 Download.
02/23/07 - "Visa Denied: The Opportunity Cost of Discriminatory Visa Policies" On February 23, Grant Smith discussed the newly released report "Visa Denied: How Anti-Arab Visa Policies Destroy US Exports, Jobs and Higher Education on Viewpoint with James Zogby MP3 Download
01/25/07 - "The Opportunity Cost of Under Resourced US Visa Processing" On January 25, Grant Smith discussed the newly released report "Visa Denied: How Anti-Arab Visa Policies Destroy US Exports, Jobs and Higher Education. Download
10/18/06 - "Special Interest Policymakers and Neoconservative Dogma"
Grant Smith appeared with Jeffrey Blankfort on Takes on the World the
daunting problem of special interest
policymakers thwarting US national interests. Smith reviews chapters
of the book "Deadly Dogma". MP3
08/23/06 - Book Review: "Deadly Dogma: How Neoconservatives Broke the Law to Deceive America" Grant Smith appeared with author and WYZX Radio host Jeffrey Blankfort to discuss findings in "Deadly Dogma" and how the neoconservative influence continues to damage US Middle East policy. MP3 Download
08/15/06 - Book Review: "Deadly Dogma: How Neoconservatives Broke the Law to Deceive America. Grant Smith appeared with WBAI Radio host Shelton Walden to discuss his new book and how the IRmep's Center for Policy and Law Enforcement is educating US attorneys about FARA, Espionage Act and Wire Fraud prosecution strategies. MP3 Download
08/14/06 - UN Ceasefire Resolution 1701 Grant Smith appeared on WWRL Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels to discuss the UN Ceasefire resolution and new information revealing the attacks on Lebanon as a "dry run" for future attacks on Iran. MP3 Download
08/11/06 - Neocon Clean Break plan Update Grant Smith appeared on the LinkTV show Viewpoint to discuss IRmep's book "Neocon Middle East Policy: the 'Clean Break' Plan Damage Assessment." (Available at http://www.irmep.org/cbda.htm) Other topics included legal violations of key neoconservative policymakers, flaws in core policy, and how rejection of international law has also diminished respect for domestic US law. MP3 Download
11/21/2005 - Law enforcement briefing at the Russell Senate Office Building "US Charitable Contributions, Illegal Settlements, and Suicide Terrorism. MP3 Download
11/10/05 - Neocon Clean Break plan or Beirut Declaration? 9/11Grant Smith
appeared on the Jim Greenfield
8/15/05 - The Gaza Withdrawal and Mythologies of the 1967 Arab Israeli War. Was the 1967 Arab Israeli war inevitable? What is the true refugee status of Palestinians? What do the data say about how to really confront suicide terrorism? Grant Smith clears up common misconceptions in a debate with Armstrong Williams. MP3 Download
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