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81 U.S. Congressmen to visit Israel in coming weeks !

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posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 05:54 AM
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55 Republican, 26 Democratic congressmen to arrive for week-long trips sponsored by American Israel Education Foundation.


Eighty-one congressmen, or about 20 percent of the US House of Representatives, will visit Israel over the next three weeks during Congress’s summer recess, with the first group of 26 Democrats scheduled to arrive on Monday.

The Democratic delegation will be followed by two Republican ones, bringing a total of 55 Republicans.

Most of the representatives are freshmen congressmen, with 47 – or fully half of the freshmen Republicans voted into office in 2010 – making the trip.

For many of them, this will be their first trip to Israel.

The week-long trips are sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation, a charitable organization affiliated with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which brings large delegations of congressmen here every other August.

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) will head the Democratic delegation, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) will lead one of the Republican groups.

Hoyer, in a statement, said he looked forward to “returning to Israel to continue learning firsthand about the evolving security situation in the Middle East, the deep challenges facing Israel, and the role the US can play in the region during this time of uncertainty.

I’m pleased members of Congress have this opportunity to study American interests in the Middle East and gain a deeper understanding of the issues involved in increasing stability in the region.”

The delegation will visit both Israel and the West Bank, and is scheduled to meet with President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

Among those on the delegation arriving Monday are Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Ohio’s Betty Sutton, and Pennsylvania’s Mark Critz.

In a related development, The Israel Project will be bringing a group of 18 Washington-based ambassadors from Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America to Israel on Monday for a weeklong tour and high-level meetings. Like the congressmen, they will also go to Ramallah, for a meeting with PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

Among the countries represented on the trip are Albania, Barbados, Belize, Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Macedonia, St. Lucia and Uganda.

Some of these countries have been mentioned by officials in Jerusalem as likely candidates to either vote against, or at least abstain, when the vote on Palestinian statehood comes before the UN in September.
Sounds all cool and regular but not much in the MSM about this or the nature of it ?



This article cites some examples of possible true intents...-> Israel Lobby Dominates Congress, Media Covers it Up


The weeklong trips are being paid for by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF), which was created in 1990 as a supporting organization of AIPAC, America’s major pro-Israel lobbying organization, and they are located in the same building. AIEF, which is only one of numerous organizations pushing pro-Israel policies, has an annual budget of over $24 million, with an even larger endowment.

This is an extraordinary situation. No other lobby on behalf of a foreign country comes anywhere near controlling such wealth or taking so many of America’s elected representatives on a propaganda trip to its favorite country.

The Associated Press, America’s number one news service, has decided not to report on a lobbying group taking 81 representatives to a foreign country in order to influence their votes.

Even though the trips are being reported by news media in Britain, Iran, India, Israel, Lebanon, and elsewhere, AP has decided to give the story a pass. When contacted about this, an AP editor in Washington, D.C., said AP knew about the trips and was “looking into it.”

The MSM has a clever "dual definition" for the word "coverage".
one is the regular, normal news item reporting.
another is the opposite, as in "cover it up" or ignor it,
depending on the impact from the public and "orders" from TPTB.




[color=limegreen]A staff member of one representative participating in this month’s junkets said the representative had no choice. If the congressional rep didn’t go on the trip, the rep would be targeted by AIPAC; large quantities of money, including massive out-of-state money, would be raised for the opponent in the next election; and quite likely the representative would be defeated. The staffer said that the Israel Lobby is far too powerful to ignore and that American voters have no knowledge of what’s going on.

It’s no surprise that voters are unaware that their representatives are being propagandized and pressured by a foreign lobby. Their news media almost never tells them.
now THAT sounds familiar and makes more sense !




and here is a killer description:

[color=limegreen]Not all those going on these trips are enthusiastic. The wife of one congressman who made a similar trip some years ago said that she and her husband had never been exposed to such pressure in all their lives. She said that at one point on their trip, her husband — a normally extremely tough man — was curled up in a fetal position.

WE gotta find out WHO that guy IS !
and then investigate his voting records and committee participation !
I wonder who voted him in?




the article continues with more details ... read it.
then read this about AIPAC's mob fundings ....


DECLASSIFIED: The Mobsters Who Funded AIPAC ....


Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, September 6, 2010.
Today the Israel Lobby Archive releases documents obtained from newly unsealed Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigation files. Disclosure forms and subpoenaed documents filed by AIPAC and its predecessor organizations (the AZC and AZCPA) reveal organized crime figures such as "Jake the Barber," "Meyer Lansky's right-hand-man" Aaron Weisberg, arms smuggler associate Zimel Resnick, and Israeli nuclear bomb funding coordinator Abraham Feinberg all provided critical and timely start-up funding to AIPAC.

A recently declassified 1970 file tightly held by the Department of Justice's National Security Division and reluctantly released under Freedom of Information Act appeals reveals the foreign agent activities of AIPAC founder Isaiah L. Kenen. Kenen may have been an "insider source" for information about the Jewish Defense League. A Department of Energy study later concluded, "For more than a decade, the Jewish Defense League (JDL) has been one of the most active terrorist groups in the United States. Since 1968, JDL operations have killed 7 persons and wounded at least 22."


and there's more ... read the entire article and follow some of the links !

Velcome to ze new indoctrination ceremonez, ve haff our orderz,
(signed) Zion inc. ?




posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:11 AM
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Maybe we'll get lucky and they will all come down with a case of "Jerusalem Flu" and not come back!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:42 AM
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I had the same idea, but you beat me to it! Lets take their visas and have them stay there!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:43 AM
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All all it really cost:
Continual veto for Israelli issues in the security council.
No presure to sign the nuclear non-poliferation treaty.
No need to abide to international laws.
etc, etc, etc.

Always a bargain with corrupt government officials of the US in your pocket.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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They probably have the hotel rooms rigged to brainwash them while they sleep,

or maybe they are replaced with clones..



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 06:56 AM
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Um.. why do I feel like something horrible is going to happen before/on 9/11, this was planned in 90 which means H.W could've helped plan 9/11 and the 10 year anniversary false flag event!!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:08 AM
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At least you have some transparency in Congress now.

Someone posted this video in another thread but I think it's very relevant to this (some coarse language).




posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:14 AM
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This is pathetic. THe fact that the Congressmen are coming to Israel during a time of problems shows just how much they care for the nation. I think the government should force congress to stay in the building and feed them ham and cheese sandwiches until some major problems are solved!!



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:25 AM
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On a serious note, at least this proves there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats.

For those who still believe in elections, you could always find out who these congresspeople are and put them on a "do not vote for" list.



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:49 AM
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Here is a follow up article about one congressman.

Robbing Peter to Pay Israel


Nearly 20 percent of the constituents of Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) live under the poverty line, and nearly 15 percent are unemployed. Jackson’s congressional district, covering parts of the south side of Chicago and its southern suburbs, has been hit harder than many others by the crises plaguing the economy. Many of his constituents are looking at even more cutbacks in social services, higher prices for food and fuel, and ever scarcer jobs.

During this August congressional recess, Rep. Jackson, Jr. should be at home, meeting with constituents and proposing to them how he will help them cope with their difficult circumstances. Instead, the politician is proudly gallivanting around Israel, in one of three separate congressional delegations heading there this month on all-expense-paid junkets organized by the American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF), a so-called charitable affiliate of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the most influential of the myriad pro-Israel lobbying outfits.


the article goes on with comments about the legalities and legitimacies of such "trips".


blogs.suntimes.com...

www.commondreams.org...

it seems Jackson Jr. has been to Israel before ! Hmmmm....



posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 07:55 AM
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Thread already here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...





posted on Aug, 13 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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Israel is not our friend, the only friend Israel has is Israel, they are bullies and need to STFU and stick to their borders and stop invading Palestine...

this topic was posted on 8-8-2011...do a search next time prior to starting a thread pretty please.
edit on 13-8-2011 by CaDreamer because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by xuenchen

The week-long trips are sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation?


-_- Are you serious right now?...



posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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They can stay there
since they have at heart Israeli interests way before American interests

all Traitors
they will probably make a vote on Iran all together
when was the last time that many senator visited Israel in such a rush ?
edit on 3/5/2012 by Ben81 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 12:19 PM
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This whole thing reminds me of one of those 'body snatch' movies where the people are dragged to the alien spaceship and re-emerge as one of 'them.'





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