Press Releases

  • 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.

  • April 29, 2013|

    New Associate Fellows Appointed

    PHILADELPHIA — The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of David P. Goldman, Lars Hedegaard, Dawn Perlmutter, and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz as associate fellows. These accomplished experts have previously worked with the Forum in...

  • February 27, 2013|

    <i>Middle East Quarterly</i> Goes Online Only

    PHILADELPHIA — Changing with the times, the Middle East Quarterly will be published exclusively online starting in 2014. After exactly twenty years in print, supplemented since 2001 by MEQuarterly.org, the paper version will cease publication with...

  • September 24, 2012|

    New Associate Fellows Appointed

    PHILADELPHIA — The Middle East Forum (MEF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Doron, Mark Durie, Cynthia Farahat, Raymond Ibrahim, Hilal Khashan, Gary Gambill, Nidra Poller, and Marilyn Stern as associate fellows. All of them have...

  • August 15, 2012|

    Middle East Forum launches a Writing Fellowship Program

    PHILADELPHIA, August 15, 2012 — The Middle East Forum (MEF) is pleased to announce the launch of its Writing Fellowship Program, made possible by the generous support of Stan and Arlene Ginsburg and of Dr. Bob Shillman. Expanding on the Forum's...

  • August 12, 2012|

    Appointments: Efraim Karsh and Amy Shargel

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce that Efraim Karsh has been appointed principal research fellow and chief editor and Amy Shargel has become director. Mr. Karsh will focus in his new role on research, writing and editing....

  • July 24, 2012|

    Syria's Weapons at the Ready

    For immediate releaseContact: Efraim KarshEditor, Middle East QuarterlyEmail: MEQ@MEForum.org After years of denials, the Syrian regime has admitted to possessing a weapons-grade chemical arsenal. Despite a disclaimer that such weapons would never be

  • January 12, 2012|

    Marc Fink Appointed Director of Islamist Watch

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Fink as director of Islamist Watch, the Forum's effort to combat the ideas and institutions of lawful Islamists in the United States and throughout the West. Mr...

  • December 12, 2011|

    Sam Nunberg Appointed Legal Project's Director

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Nunberg as director of the Legal Project, the Forum's initiative to defend the free speech rights of authors and activists discussing Islam and related topics. Mr...

  • July 05, 2011|

    Gary C. Gambill Appointed Middle East Forum General Editor

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary C. Gambill to the newly-created post of general editor, with special responsibility for launching and editing the on-line edition of the Forum's flagship...

  • June 07, 2011|

    Karsh becomes director, Pipes president of the Middle East Forum

    PHILADELPHIA – Efraim Karsh today becomes director of the Middle East Forum. Daniel Pipes, who founded the Middle East Forum in 1994 and has served as its director since, assumes the presidency of the Forum, a new, full-time position. As explained...

  • May 23, 2011|

    Debra Feuer Appointed Legal Project's Director

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Debra L. Feuer as director of the Legal Project, its effort to defend the free speech rights of authors and activists discussing Islam and related topics. She succeeds...

  • April 12, 2011|

    Efraim Karsh Appointed Director of the Middle East Forum

    PHILADELPHIA — The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce that Efraim Karsh will assume the Forum's directorship in June 2011. Daniel Pipes, who founded the Forum in 1994 and has since then served as its director, will remain full time at the...

  • July 01, 2010|

    Efraim Karsh Appointed Middle East Quarterly Editor

    PHILADELPHIA — The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce that Efraim Karsh, the distinguished historian, will become editor of the Middle East Quarterly starting with the Fall 2010 issue. Mr. Karsh has taught at King's College London since 1989...

  • April 27, 2010|

    Hillel Zaremba Appointed Islamist Watch Associate Director

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum announces the appointment of Hillel Zaremba as associate director of Islamist Watch. Mr. Zaremba has worked as the assistant editor of the Middle East Quarterly since January 2010 and is now joining Islamist...

  • April 01, 2010|

    David J. Rusin Appointed Islamist Watch Director

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of David J. Rusin as director of Islamist Watch. Mr. Rusin has worked as a research associate for the past two years at Islamist Watch—the Forum's project to expose and...

  • February 01, 2010|

    Job Announcement: Islamist Watch Director

    The Middle East Forum, a think-tank based in Philadelphia, seeks to hire a full-time director for Islamist Watch. Islamist Watch focuses on a threat too often overlooked in fighting terrorism, the ideas and institutions of non-violent and non...

  • November 12, 2009|

    Legal Project Part of Chorus of Opposition to UN Resolutions Banning Defamation of Religion

    PHILADELPHIA – The Legal Project has joined the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom and over 100 other non-governmental organizations from around the world, in a joint statement decrying the danger to free speech rights posed by a series of pending UN

  • November 03, 2009|

    Daniel Huff Appointed Legal Project Director

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Huff as director of the Legal Project. Mr. Huff succeeds Brooke Goldstein who led the Project since 2007. Dedicated to providing legal aid for anti-Islamist...

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