Press Releases

  • 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...

  • June 29, 2009|

    Suit against Joe Kaufman Dismissed

    PHILADELPHIA – The Texas Court of Appeals for the Second District on June 25, 2009, dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by several Dallas-area Muslim organizations against Joe Kaufman, an investigative journalist for Front Page Magazine, the...

  • May 05, 2009|

    Middle East Forum Launches New Legal Project Website

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce the launch of the website for its Legal Project, located at www.legal-project.org. The site is a source of information on "Islamist lawfare" – that is, attempts by supporters of radical...

  • May 01, 2009|

    MEF Congratulates Visiting Fellow Steven J. Rosen on the Dismissal of All Charges

    PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors filed a motion today to dismiss the criminal indictment against Middle East Forum visiting fellow Steven J. Rosen. Formerly on the staff of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Mr. Rosen and his colleague Keith

  • March 13, 2009|

    Ruth Malhotra of Campus Watch Receives American Conservative Union's Highest Award

    PHILADELPHIA — The Middle East Forum is proud to announce that Ruth Malhotra, Campus Watch Research Assistant at the Middle East Forum, is the 2009 co-recipient of the Ronald Reagan Award from the American Conservative Union, the highest award...

  • March 10, 2009|

    Comment on Charles Freeman's Withdrawal from the NIC

    PHILADELPHIA – The Middle East Forum welcomes the news that Charles Freeman "has requested that his selection to be Chairman of the National Intelligence Council not proceed." Steven J. Rosen of the Middle East Forum was the person who first brought

  • March 02, 2009|

    Steven J. Rosen Joins MEF as Visiting Fellow

    PHILADELPHIA — The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce that Steven J. Rosen has joined its staff as a visiting fellow, with special responsibility for U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Rosen, a native of New York City, received a Ph.D. from Syracuse

  • February 05, 2009|

    Eboo Patel Acknowledges Error Regarding Daniel Pipes

    PHILADELPHIA – An Islamist writer for ABC News, Eboo Patel, has acknowledged his mistake in an article when he mentioned Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum. On July 15, 2008, Patel published an article, "The New Yorker's Obama Cover...

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