Vicki Iseman is a lobbyist who was too close to McCain for the comfort of his staff. Now she is suing the New York Times.
Vicki Iseman WAS A PUBLIC FIGURE BEFORE THE TIMES ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED as she is a leading member of a rightwing Likud group that attempted to free Israeli MIAs held by Islamists. The now-defunct organization was known as The International Coalition for Missing Israeli Soldiers.
48. Ms. Iseman was not a public figure at the time of the 1999 events that were the subject of The New York Times article, has had engaged in no activity since 1999 to make herself a public figure. Ms. Iseman was not named in any news accounts involving Senator McCain, his campaign for the presidency in 2000, his campaign for the presidency in 2008, or his period of Chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ms. Iseman never sought media attention with regard to any of these matters, and never sought to enter the arena of general public debate. To the contrary, Ms. Iseman eschewed media attention. When the issues on which she worked as a lobbyist required interactions with the media, Ms. Iseman declined interaction with the press, leaving those interactions to others. Ms. Iseman was and is an intensely private person who has steadfastly guarded her privacy, drawing a strong line separating her personal and professional life.
The ICMIS website stated, "ICMIS is based in Jerusalem, and is funded exclusively by donations from concerned individuals who wish to support this humanitarian cause." None-the-less the intelligence community will often sponsor seemingly independent organizations as a means of providing cover for their agents or as a means of making negotiations with the enemy more palatable. Alyza Lewin was Vicki's partner at ICMIS. Alyza Lewin is a partner in the father and daughter law firm of Lewin and Lewin. There is no doubt that her father, Nathan Lewin, is plugged into the Israeli espionage network operating in the United States, despite his Department of Justice bona fides. A June 1985 article by Max Holland in The Nation alleged... “for the past seven years, Bryen has had the threat of prosecution hanging over him. He is alleged to have leaked government documents to the Israelis, and whenever the issue seems to have gone away, like herpes it breaks out Bryen obtains a lawyer, Nathan Lewin, and the case heads for the grand jury, but is mysteriously dropped. Bryen later goes to work for Richard Perle.” Lewin later became AIPAC's lawyer and according to Eli Lake in the New York Sun “Heard the highly classified case against [two AIPAC employees] and advised the organization to sever its relationship with the two. The charges against Rosen and Weissman, which have yet to be made publicly, were so secret that Mr. Lewin needed security clearance just to hear them." Nathan Lewin wrote: “Studies of Palestinian suicide bombers and of those who, knowing their death was imminent, carried out the September 11th horror indicate that most were closely knit to their families - to parents, brothers, and sisters. Indeed, these family members routinely give press briefings extolling the suicide killers, and they are the recipients of financial bounties from supportive Muslim charities and governmental organizations. What if Israel and the United States announced that henceforth the perpetrators of all suicide attacks would be treated as if they had brought their parents and brothers and sisters with them to the site of the explosion? Suicide killers should know that they will take the lives of not only themselves and the many people they don’t know (but nonetheless hate) in the crowd that surrounds them when they squeeze the button that detonates their bomb, but also the lives of their parents, brothers, and sisters.”
Other members of ICMIS with intelligence community connections include the administrative director of the coalition Brigitte Silverberg who worked with Yona Baumel. Brigitte stated, "Yona Baumel may look like a congenial granddad, but this man has connections to former KGB intelligence agents and all kinds of shady and shadowy sources in the Arab world.”
Iseman also worked with Mr. Daniel Grisaru whose bio stated, "Daniel Grisaru has significant experience in media, communications, public relations, non profits and government. Most recently, he served as the International Coalition for Missing Israeli soldiers Chief Communications Officer where he established himself as a key player in building the right connections with the leading military and governmental personalities, foreign governments, Embassies in Israel, Jewish and Christian non profit organizations. Professional public affairs analyst, strategist and lobbyist for more than 12 years. Communications advisor for Likud Knesset candidates & candidates for positions in the Municipal governments, Jewish Agency, & the JNF Spokesperson for the Israeli Bio Tech industry, healthcare and medical research clients working for the Foreign Press and in Israeli Home Land Security and Military national corporations and international corporations."
There is nothing wrong with being pro-Israel and wanting get these Jews out of the hands of the Islamist scum. But something smells bad about someone who is involved in an area the often attracts the intelligence community trying to allegedly seduce a United States Senator. The moral of the story assuming an intelligence community connection exists: the Israelis should not operate within the US.
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