ZOA wants Freeman appointment rescinded


The Zionist Organization of America is urging President Obama to rescind the reported appointment of Chas Freeman to head the National Intelligence Council:

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed shock and deep concern at President Barack Obama’s invitation to anti-Israeli former diplomat and pro-Arab lobbyist Chas W. Freeman Jr. to be Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and has called upon the President to rescind the invitation. The Council has a strong influence on the content of intelligence briefings presented to the President and the Council Chairman is often called to brief the President directly. 

Freeman has served, among other positions, as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1989-92) and, since 1997, President of the Middle East Policy Council (MEPC)(formerly known as the American Arab Affairs Council), a lobbying group for the Arab world. MEPC owes its endowment to the "generosity" of the Saudi monarch. In 1994, Saudi Arabia awarded Freeman the Order of ‘King Abd Al-Aziz’ 1st Class (Diplomatic Service).

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As Ron noted in his article about the debate over Freeman, Israel Policy Forum’s M.J. Rosenberg is speaking out against those opposing the pick.

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