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Middle East Forum Education Fund

The Middle East Forum Education Fund (MEFEF) distributes about $2 million annually in separately earmarked funds to some 75 individuals and groups, all of them working to promote the Forum's goals of forwarding American interests and preserving Western civilization.

(Please note: (1) MEFEF donations are initiated internally; applications are not accepted. (2) MEFEF funds are separate from monies used to pay for the Middle East Forum's own activities.)

Recent Highlights

A number of MEFEF recipients work quietly behind the scenes. Others have had public accomplishments, including:

Americans for Peace and Tolerance – Released a video exposing an anti-Israel workshop used in 28 U.S. high schools. In response, the school featured in the video said "there are no plans for this program to return."

Louis Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law – Met with a senior aide to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to show that the law requiring "diverse perspectives" in taxpayer-funded university Middle East Studies public outreach programs is not being followed. The following month, Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies announced the end of its K-12 outreach program.

NGO Monitor – Exposed the Swiss government's multi-million dollar funding of non-governmental organizations that demonize Israel and support boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. As a result, 10 Swiss MPs condemned an anti-Israel event in Zurich sponsored by the Swiss Foreign Ministry.

Shurat HaDin – Won a $655.5 million judgment in a U.S. court against the Palestinian Authority, for its role in six terrorist attacks resulting in the deaths of American citizens.

Other Select Recipients

Adi Schwartz
AMCHA Initiative
Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC, Australia)
Banafsheh Zand
Berlin International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (BICSA, Germany)
B'nai B'rith Moshe Dayan (France)
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA)
Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (CDHR)
Center for Security Policy (CSP)
Citizens For National Security
David Horowitz Freedom Center (DHFC)
Defending America For Knowledge and Action (DAFKA)
Danish Free Press Society (Denmark)
Discourse Institute (Great Britain)
Dispatch International (Denmark)
Emerson Vermaat (Netherlands)
Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)
European Coalition for Israel (ECI, Belgium)
Ezra Levant (Canada)
Friends of Israel Initiative (FOII, Spain)
Fuel for Truth (FFT)
Helle Merete Brix (Denmark)
Human Rights Voices
I Like Israel (ILI, Germany)
Im Tirtzu (Israel)
Independent Secular Movement (MIS/SIM)
Iranian-American Forum
Israel Institute for Strategic Studies
Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum (ICRF, Israel)
Jewish News Service Inc.
Joe Kaufman
Joshua Charles
JSS News (France)
Michael Mandelbaum
Morning Star News
Nima Gholam Ali Pour
NoBadDeal.com – Shraga Simmons
Patrick Poole
Philippe Karsenty (France)
Phyllis Chesler
Project Oasis
Raymond Stock
Richard Benkin
Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS, Greece)
Shireen Qudosi
Stop Iran Rally
Tariq Ismail
Véronique Chemla (France)
William Mayer
Wolfgang G. Schwanitz

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