The American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has fired two of its senior officials involved in an investigation over possible spying for Israel in the United States, the New York Times reported Thursday. The pro-Israel lobby dismissed its policy director Steve Rosen and its senior Iran analyst Keith Weissman, who had both been previously suspended for the duration of the investigation. The FBI investigation started last year after suspicions arose that Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin transferred classified information about U.S. policy on Iran to members of AIPAC.
AIPAC, whose ties with the U.S. administration were badly hurt, is apparently trying to distance itself from the on-going FBI investigation. In December, FBI agents raided the AIPAC offices and issued subpoenas to four top executives who were later questioned at length. (MORE)