AIPAC has long engaged in illegal activities, such as functioning as an agent of a foreign government – which drove it into the classified information-handling business.
The very same people at the Wall Street Journal and the Weekly Standard who are now calling on the federal government to declare war on WikiLeaks and to summarily execute Julian Assange were at that time complaining about the fact that Rosen and Weissman had been charged with a crime because “everyone” passes around classified information in Washington. Particularly to Israel, because it is an ally (which, in fact, it is not).
FBI sources indicate that the increase in Mossad activity is a major problem, particularly when Israelis are posing as U.S. government officials, but they also note that there is little they can do to stop it as the Justice Department refuses to initiate any punitive action or prosecutions of the Mossad officers who have been identified as involved in the illegal activity.
ShareBy Jim Traficant “The Capitol Hill is an Israeli occupied territory”. — Patrick Buchanan (St. Louis Dispatch, 10/20/1990). ON AUGUST 24, A FEDERAL INDICTMENT read that Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman, two senior employees with the pro-Israel lobbying firm AIPAC, “did unlawfully, knowingly and willfully conspire to deliver and transmit information that could be used [...]Read more