Press Releases

  • November 28, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    Challenging Islamism on #GivingTuesday

    PHILADELPHIA – Nov. 28, 2016 – It's that time of year again - when charities nationwide solicit support on what has come to be known as Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), this year falling on November 29. First established in 2012, Giving Tuesday has

  • October 28, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    More Islamist Money Flows to Hillary Clinton

    PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 28, 2016 – The Middle East Forum's "Islamist Money in Politics" (IMIP) project has recorded an additional $12,061 in campaign contributions from Islamist sources to Hillary Clinton since releasing its list of the top ten...

  • October 20, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    Hillary Clinton Tops 2015-16 Islamist Money List

    PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 20, 2016 – The Middle East Forum's "Islamist Money in Politics" (IMIP) project has revealed the top ten recipients of 2015-16 campaign contributions from individuals who subscribe to the same Islamic supremacism as Khomeini, Bin

  • September 15, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    MEF Fights Anti-Zionism at San Francisco State University

    PHILADELPHIA – Sep. 15, 2016 – The Middle East Forum has sent a letter to the leadership of several committees in the Senate and House requesting that Congress investigate and conduct oversight concerning San Francisco State University's (SFSU)

  • August 25, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    Prove Tuncay Babali Broke the Law or Free Him

    PHILADELPHIA – Aug. 25, 2016 – Turkish ambassador Tuncay Babali, a Middle East Quarterly contributor, has been arrested for alleged participation in the July 15, 2016, failed coup attempt in Turkey. He is one of Ankara's most accomplished young

  • August 16, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    George Soros and His Minions Target the Middle East Forum

    PHILADELPHIA – Aug. 16, 2016 – An anonymous website (dcleaks.com) released over 2,500 confidential files from George Soros' Open Society Foundations (OSF) on August 13, shedding light on the hedge fund billionaire's funding of anti-Israel and

  • August 08, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    MEF Accepts No "Pay-to-Play" Funds from Businesses

    PHILADELPHIA – Aug. 8, 2016 – For the second time in two years, the New York Times has exposed how major Washington-based think tanks allow themselves to be used by donors. And for the second time, the Middle East Forum distances itself from this...

  • June 22, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    The Middle East Forum Funds a Legal Defeat for CAIR

    PHILADELPHIA – June 22, 2016 – The Middle East Forum announces a victory in federal court over the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The Forum-funded fraud lawsuit against CAIR's national office that had been

  • June 22, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    The Middle East Forum Appoints Six New Staff Members

    PHILADELPHIA – June 23, 2016 – The Middle East Forum continues to grow. We are pleased to introduce six new staff members who support the organization's operations. Matthew Bennett – director of special projects. Mr. Bennett advises on...

  • February 24, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    The 10 Most Widely Read Middle East Quarterly Articles of All Time

    PHILADELPHIA – February 24, 2016 – Since its inaugural issue in 1994, the Middle East Quarterly has featured a diverse array of academics, policymakers, journalists, and other specialists offering insights critical to understanding the Middle...

  • January 15, 2016|

    Job Announcement: Development Associate

    The Middle East Forum (MEF) seeks a full-time, resident Development Associate. Responsibilities: Developing and implementing an annual solicitation campaign schedule. Sending out and maintaining records of approved solicitation letters and materials,

  • January 15, 2016|

    Job Announcement: Director of Development

    The Middle East Forum (MEF) seeks a full-time, resident Director of Development. Position: Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Director, the Director of Development will design and execute a comprehensive development strategy...

  • January 15, 2016|

    Job Announcement: Director of Islamist Watch

    The Middle East Forum seeks a full-time director for its Islamist Watch project. Countering Lawful Islamism While violent jihad gets the headlines, lawful Islamism gets results. It exploits the freedoms of Western society incrementally to...

  • January 15, 2016|

    Job Announcement: Outreach Manager

    The Middle East Forum (MEF) seeks a full-time, resident Outreach Manager. Position: Reporting to and working under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Outreach Manager will coordinate and implement various aspects of MEF's development

  • January 11, 2016|News from the Middle East Forum

    Migrant Crisis Dominates Most Widely Read Middle East Forum Articles of 2015

    PHILADELPHIA – January 11, 2016 – Middle East Forum staff and fellows contributed to public debate on a range of important issues in 2015, including the threat of ISIS, the Iran nuclear deal, the European migrant crisis, Russia's intervention in...

  • January 08, 2016|Middle East Forum News

    Clifford Smith Appointed Director of the Washington Project

    PHILADELPHIA – January 7, 2016 – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Clifford Smith as the director of its Washington Project. Mr. Smith will lead the Forum's efforts to educate policy makers and opinion leaders in...

  • November 25, 2015|

    Job Announcement: MEF Research Assistant

    The Middle East Forum, a research institute based in Philadelphia, seeks a part-time (about 20 hours/week) who will mainly focus on the Islamist Watch Project. Responsibilities of the Research Assistant: Tracking activities of Islamist groups –

  • October 21, 2015|

    Mufti Advised Hitler on Holocaust, Says Middle East Forum Scholar

    Noted Middle East Forum scholar Dr. Wolfgang G. Schwanitz responds to criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Schwanitz, a leading expert on ties between Nazis and Islamists, says al-Hajj Amin al-Husaini was instrumental in the...

  • October 08, 2015|

    The Middle East Forum Defeats Tehran's Unofficial D.C. Lobby

    PHILADELPHIA – October 8, 2015 – The Middle East Forum's Legal Project announces a victory over Tehran's unofficial American lobby, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC). The Legal Project helped fund the legal case that culminated in the U.S.

  • September 29, 2015|

    Job Announcement: Washington Project Director

    The Middle East Forum (MEF), a research institute based in Philadelphia with an annual budget of $4 million, seeks a full-time, Washington, DC-based government relations and advocacy professional to lead its efforts to educate policy and opinion...

  • May 11, 2015|

    Gregg Roman Appointed MEF Director

    PHILADELPHIA – May 11, 2015 – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregg Roman as its director. Amy Shargel, who currently serves in this position, will become head of special projects. Mr. Roman will direct the Forum's

  • May 06, 2015|

    "Jihad Intel" Launched by the Middle East Forum

    Philadelphia – May 6, 2015 – The Middle East Forum announces Jihad Intel, a project to provide U.S. law enforcement with detailed information on violent Islamist groups. Jihad Intel, http://jihadintel.meforum.org, gives police tools to identify

  • March 24, 2015|

    Middle East Forum Appoints Counselor and Associate Counselor

    PHILADELPHIA – March 24, 2015 – The Middle East Forum announces two personnel changes. Marc Fink, who has been with the Forum for three years as director of Islamist Watch, following a career in law and politics, has been promoted to the position of

  • March 10, 2015|

    Job Announcement: Director of the Middle East Forum

    The Middle East Forum (MEF), a research institute based in Philadelphia with an annual budget of $4 million, seeks a full-time, resident director who functions as the chief administrative officer. Responsibilities of the Director Management Oversee

  • October 01, 2014|

    Islamist Watch Launches 'Islamist Money in Politics'

    Philadelphia – October 1, 2014 – Prominent Islamists in the United States have donated almost $700,000 to federal candidates over the past 15 years, according to a new initiative of the Middle East Forum's Islamist Watch project. Islamist Money in

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