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  • 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 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...

  • January 15, 2009|

    Denis MacEoin Appointed Middle East Quarterly Editor

    PHILADELPHIA — The Middle East Forum is pleased to announce that Denis MacEoin—an Irish specialist of Islam and Iran, and widely published novelist—will take over as editor of the Middle East Quarterly, its flagship publication...