September 6, 2007, - 6:28 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
If you are one of the American taxpayers who paid Edward Abington’s salary for many years as a diplomat (including U.S. Consul in Jerusalem), this story should interest you.
And if you are one of the many easily-duped pro-Israel Americans who give money to AIPAC-the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee–this story should also interest you.
Abingdon, a high-priced Palestinian lobbyist testified for the defense at the ongoing HAMAS-money laundering Holy Land Foundation trial in Texas. Surprise, surprise–he testified against Israel and denounced its intelligence info, which is among the world’s best. Carl in Jerusalem has the complete, detailed, must-read story.
I’ve followed Abingdon’s career because–not in Carl’s story–I watched as AIPAC (the pro-Israel lobby) lobbied together with Abingdon for a Palestinian State. And, at one point, Abingdon was the designated lobbyist for BOTH Palestinians AND AIPAC on the Palestinian State issue. For those of us who warned against this and criticized this questionable move, we now know that–sadly–we were right.
And your contributions to AIPAC (if you gave) were a contribution to the terrorists’ best buddy.
Yes, those who come from the State Department often support (and aid and abet) HAMAS. And those who claim to be pro-Israel and against terrorism help HAMAS, too.
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