Emanuel & Associates

Emanuel & Associates

1- Name of NGO:

Emanuel & Associates

2- Brief & Mission:

Located in Washington, DC, Emanuel & Associates serves as a lobbyist for Israel Aerospace Industries NA (IAI NA), a defense industry entity that functions as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI). Notably, IAI itself operates as a state-owned company based in Israel.

3- Bias, Agenda & Motivation:

Starting from January 1, 2018, Emanuel & Associates has been actively engaged in lobbying for Israel Aerospace Industries NA, as indicated by Emanuel’s entries in the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) database. According to the records furnished by Emanuel, his lobbying endeavors on behalf of IAI NA have centered around Arrow Missile Defense initiatives, with a focus on engaging the Department of Defense, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives.

Prior to this, from 1999 to 2018, Emanuel was officially registered as a lobbyist representing Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd. This entity, which was subsequently renamed Israel Aerospace Industries, operates as a state-owned company within Israel.

4- Links to Governments/Political Agenda:

Emanuel & Associates engaged in lobbying efforts for Israel Aerospace Industries NA (IAI NA), a company operating within the defense sector and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd (IAI). The parent company, IAI, is a state-owned enterprise based in Israel. This connection demonstrates the affiliations between Emanuel & Associates and the Israeli government.

5- Sources of Funding:

As per the details he has reported, Emanuel & Associates receives a fee of $15,000 per quarter for their representation of IAI NA.

6- Activities:

Between 1999 and 2018, Emanuel’s status as a registered lobbyist encompassed Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd—a state-owned Israeli enterprise that later assumed the name Israel Aerospace Industries. In his 1999 Mid-Year Report, Emanuel explicitly stated that Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd was wholly owned by the Israeli government. However, an examination of the FARA registration archives at the Department of Justice indicates that Emanuel never underwent registration as a FARA agent, even prior to 2018, when his client shifted to the U.S. subsidiary company.

7- NGO Leadership:

Maria Emanuel is Principal/Co-Owner of Emanuel & Associates, Inc.

8- Controversy:

Engaging in lobbying activities on behalf of governments, entities, individuals, or corporations implicated in severe human rights violations, all while misrepresenting or withholding details about their transgressions of international human rights or humanitarian laws, or aiding in the acquisition, maintenance, or enlargement of military, political, or economic backing for such entities, effectively aligns with and gains from these misconducts. In this context, Emanuel & Associates is playing a role in both perpetuating and reaping benefits from the wrongdoings attributed to the Israeli government and its affiliated military enterprises.

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10- Classification/Blacklist:

IAI, along with its proprietor, the Israeli government, bears accountability for serious infringements on the rights of Palestinians. These include extensive and organized assaults on civilians in Gaza, utilizing weaponry manufactured by IAI and employed by the Israeli military. This partnership has, in turn, cast a spotlight on Emanuel & Associates, leading to an investigation of their behavior due to their affiliation with the Israeli government.

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