Press Releases

  • 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

  • September 09, 2014|

    The Middle East Forum Takes No Funds from Foreign Governments

    Philadelphia – September 9, 2014 – A major exposé in the New York Times published on Sept. 6 reports how more than a dozen prominent American think tanks have been compromised in recent years by taking tens of millions of dollars from foreign...

  • June 30, 2014|

    Middle East Forum Writing Fellows Now Sponsored and Named

    PHILADELPHIA, June 30, 2014 – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce new sponsorships of existing Writing Fellows. "The Middle East Forum relies on the generous support of private individuals, families and foundations," said Daniel Pipes...

  • June 16, 2014|

    Middle East Forum Appoints New Writing Fellows

    PHILADELPHIA – June 16, 2014 – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the additions of Rafael Bardaji, A.J. Caschetta, Tarek S. Fatah, Raheem Kassam, and Gal Luft to its expanded Writing Fellowship Program. "The Writing Fellowship Program...

  • April 24, 2014|

    100,000 Facebook "Likes" for the Middle East Forum

    PHILADELPHIA – Founded in 1994, on the cusp of the internet revolution, the Middle East Forum is pleased to announce that it has just reached 100,000 "likes" on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Middle.East.Forum Under the guidance of...

  • January 23, 2014|

    Recognizing Israel as the Jewish State - Source Materials

    Philadelphia — We bring to your attention "Recognizing Israel as the Jewish State: Statements," a continuously updated, 14,000-word weblog by Middle East Forum president Daniel Pipes that provides the fullest source of information in English on...

  • January 09, 2014|

    New Shillman/Ginsburg Fellows Appointed

    The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Phyllis Chesler, Mark Durie, Cynthia Farahat, Gary Gambill, and Dawn Perlmutter as Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellows. The Writing Fellowship Program is made possible by the generous...

  • September 30, 2013|

    Middle East Forum Fights the al-Dura Libel

    PHILADELPHIA – Today, marking the 13th anniversary of a notorious incidence of fraud by France 2 television, the Middle East Forum announces that it has paid the station a fine of €10,001 (about US$13,500) on behalf of media critic Philippe Karsenty.

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