Israel first Gingrich panders to Los Angeles Jews for campaign donations
Newt Gingrich: Propagandist for Israel:
Something few people know about is the fact that when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House back in 1995, Israel used its influence, money, and power to make sure the Speaker was always on board with continued U.S. aid to the Jewish State. As a matter of fact, one of the benefits the Gingrich’s received was a top job for his wife with an Israeli export company paying her $2500 a month even though she had little, if any, experience with that line of business. Here is something that you may find interesting.
In early 1995 the then-newly elected Republican House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, long a vocal advocate for Israel, gave a little-noticed speech in Washington before a gathering of military and intelligence officers calling for a Middle East policy that was, in his words, “designed to force the replacement of the current regime in Iran . . . the only long-range solution that makes any sense.”
That the then-de facto leader of the “opposition” Republican Party endorsed this policy was no real surprise since, at that time, Gingrich’s wife was being paid $2,500 a month by the Israel Export Development Company, an outfit which lured American companies out of the United States into a high-tech business park in Israel.
Marianne Gingrich was hired in ’95 as Vice President for Business Development by Silverstein’s IEDC, the same year her husband became speaker of the house. It was around that time that Newt Gingrich’s foreign policy views became staunchly pro-Israel and opposed to Israel’s perceived enemies, even to the point where he publicly called for the CIA to overthrow the Iranian government, as referred to by Piper in his article.
That was well before 9/11, and his views haven’t changed. His wife had no experience in international trade, and before that appointment she was an image consultant for BeautiControl Cosmetics (source), but of course, she denied it was a political payoff. From this Dec 1995 article:
According to an article by Connie Bruck in the New Yorker of Oct. 9, “IEDC is trying to win approval from the Israeli government to manage a free-trade zone, and the Israeli government is highly dependent on United States aid—something that Gingrich is in a position to affect.” It is no coincidence that despite drastic budget-cutting this year, Congress has left aid to Israel intact.
Bruck Describes the IEDC as an offshoot of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS), a hawkish arm of the pro-Israel lobby in the U.S. Marianne Gingrich works closely with its president, Robert J. Loewenberg, who is also chairman of the board of the Koret Israel Economic Development Fund, which assigns interns to key congressional offices. According to Bruck, Loewenberg writes lengthy diatribes in the IASP newsletter attacking the peace process, return of the Golan Heights to Syria, and “left-wing politicos and bureaucrats.” He supports the immediate move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, which Gingrich is asking Congress to endorse.
So Gingrich was staunchly supporting Silverstein’s IEDC and it’s agenda, and the state of Israel in general, but his beauty consultant wife’s employment as Vice President for Business Development was not a payoff, even though Silverstein told the The Wall Street Journal that Newt Gingrich was one of several members of congress who were lobbied to support his company’s proposal. We’ll call it a favor then.
You can hear (if you would like to) what General Jim David (who made the above post) mentioned abo via the youtube (linked at the following URL):
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