The latest Aipac (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) scandal has not found its way into the mainstream media, although the Jewish media has done a great job in highlighting this very explosive story. (LATE UPDATE: The Washington Post is now reporting on the story.)
The good news is that it does not much matter whether the New York Times runs the story or not. The Rosen vs. Aipac case is grinding its way through the courts and could well destroy the lobby without ever making its way on to the front page. Aipac is under siege, and is spending millions to stay alive. But that will not be easy – even if Steve Rosen ultimately accepts a payoff from the organisation and refrains from telling what he knows.
And from Salon:
Here’s a story that shows just how committed the nationwide network of pro-Israel donors are to their cause: Court filings suggest that several super-rich AIPAC donors stepped in to support a former top AIPAC official who was locked in a dispute with the powerful pro-Israel lobbying group. The payments to the ex-official, Steven Rosen — who had been fired in 2005 after criminal espionage charges were brought against him — amounted to at least $670,000, Jeff Stein of the Washington Post reports.