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Flashback 1969: FBI files reveal Anti-Defamation League spied on Arab students

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In 1969, the Anti-Defamation League infiltrated and spied on a national gathering of Arab students in the United States, newly released Federal Bureau of Investigation documents show.

The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Obtained in April after an Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRMEP) freedom of information request, and reviewed by The Electronic Intifada, one declassified file [PDF] contains Anti-Defamation League reports held by the FBI.

 

 The documents reveal how ADL surveillance against the Organization of Arab Students (OAS) in 1969 coalesced into plans for infiltrating the OAS national organization in New York. The files also give an insight into why the entire effort eventually backfired, ultimately leading to raids on ADL offices involved in intelligence-gathering through illegal means, and a lawsuit against ADL in the early 1990s — ultimately settled out of court in 2002.

 

The FBI responded to the IRMEP request that it at one time possessed up to 10,800 pages of information about the ADL, but that some of these had been destroyed. So far approximately 1,000 pages have been released (see The FBI’s Anti-Defamation League File on the IRMEP site).

 

http://electronicintifada.net/content/fbi-files-reveal-anti-defamation-league-spied-arab-students/12453

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

October 1, 2013 at 1:02 pm

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