Organizations and Websites

http://www.camera.org

Founded in 1982, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. CAMERA fosters rigorous reporting, while educating news consumers about Middle East issues and the role of the media. Because public opinion ultimately shapes public policy, distorted news coverage that misleads the public can be detrimental to sound policy making. A non-partisan organization, CAMERA takes no position with regard to American or Israeli political issues or with regard to ultimate solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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http://www.aipac.org

AIPAC, The American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s mission is to strengthen the ties between the United States and its ally Israel to the mutual benefit of both nations. AIPAC empowers pro-Israel activists across all ages, religions and races to be politically engaged and build relationships with members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to promote the U.S.-Israel relationship. AIPAC and its members have successfully worked with members of Congress to promote peace between Israel and its neighbors, facilitate U.S.-Israel exchanges of expertise and equipment for homeland security, defense and counterterrorism, and ensure the Jewish state has the means to defend itself.
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http://www.danielpipes.org/

President of the Middle East Forum and a prolific writer, Dr. Pipes web site offers book reviews, interviews, videos and articles on both historic and current events pertaining to the middle East. His website contains over three thousand pages of his writings, television transcripts, testimony, and more. Since 2001, DanielPipes.org has received 60 million visits.
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http://www.memri.org

Founded in February 1998 to inform the debate over U.S. policy in the Middle East, MEMRI is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. MEMRI’s main office is located in Washington, DC, with branch offices in various world capitals. MEMRI research is translated into English, French, Polish, Japanese, and Hebrew.

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http://regavim.org.il/en/

Setting a Zionist agenda for the State of Israel, toward official Zionistic policies by all the authorities, with an emphasis on the land and its preservation.
Based on the belief that the government holds the key to implementing this key value, Regavim is operating through state channels to recruit all the
official state bodies to act based on the principles of Zionism – to protect national lands and properties and prevent foreign elements from taking
over the countries territorial resources. 

  Regavim (The National Land Protection Trust) is an independent professional research institute & policy planning think tank, incorporated as a private non-profit company in Israel. The mission of the institute is to ensure responsible, legal & accountable use of Israel’s national lands and the return of the rule of law to all areas and aspects of the land and its preservation.

Regavim’s activities are action-oriented, placing special emphasis on identifying critical threats to the future of the country. The Institute works towards developing professional strategic and long-term policy perspectives, exploring key factors that may endanger or enhance Israel’s current and future use of national lands. Where necessary, Regavim initiates legal action ensuring all State authorities manage responsibly the largest asset of the State of Israel.  

Regavim is the only organization fighting against this threat to Israel that few are even aware of – the silent conquest of Israel’s national lands. Regavim stands alone against the UN, Israeli and US NGOs, backed by well-known EU & US-based non-profit organizations, major US foundations, several European countries and the European Union. All promoting a policy in Israel that is tantamount to an illegal land grab.

In preparation for its rigorous legal battles, Regavim conducts extensive research. But Regavim must take the battle beyond the courts to government agencies, foreign governments and ultimately, the court of world public opinion.

Our role is to make our multiple audiences aware of the existential threat to the

State of Israel from this silent conquest and build a strong consensus to ensure all government bodies act responsibly in accordance with Israeli law. 

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http://aifdemocracy.org/

The American Islamic Forum for Democracy’s (AIFD) mission is to advocate for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state.
AIFD is the most prominent American Muslim organization directly confronting the ideologies of political Islam and openly countering the common belief that the Muslim faith is inextricably rooted to the concept of the Islamic State (Islamism). Founded by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, AIFD looks to build the future of Islam through the concepts of liberty and freedom.
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http://www.meforum.org/

The Middle East Forum promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects the Constitutional order from Middle Eastern threats. The Forum sees the region — with its profusion of dictatorships, radical ideologies, existential conflicts, border disagreements, corruption, political violence, and weapons of mass destruction — as a major source of problems for the United States. Accordingly, it urges active measures to protect Americans and their allies.  U.S. interests in the Middle East include fighting radical Islam; working for Palestinian acceptance of Israel; robustly asserting U.S. interests vis-à-vis Saudi Arabia; developing strategies to deal with Iraq and contain Iran; and monitoring the advance of Islamism in Turkey. Domestically,
the Forum combats lawful Islamism; protects the freedom of public speech of anti-Islamist authors, activists, and publishers; and works to improve Middle East studies in North America.

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http://www.legal-project.org/

The Middle East Forum has established the Legal Project to protect researchers and analysts who work on the topics of terrorism, terrorist funding, and radical Islam from lawsuits designed to silence their exercise of free speech.
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http://www.friendsofisraelinitiative.org/

Under the leadership of former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar a high level group met in Paris in the middle of 2010 to launch a new project in defense of Israel’s right to exist. This “Friends of Israel Initiative” has been joined by such notable figures as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate David Trimble, Peru’s former president Alejandro Toledo, Italian philosopher Marcello Pera, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, British historian Andrew Roberts, and others. Their key aim is to counter the growing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and its right to live in peace within safe and defensible borders. This Initiative arises out of a sense of deep concern about the unprecedented campaign of deligitimation against Israel waged by the enemies of the Jewish State and, perversely, supported by numerous international institutions.

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http://jcpa.org/

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a leading independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy. Founded in 1976, the Center has produced hundreds of studies and initiatives by leading experts on a wide range of strategic topics. Dr. Dore Gold, Israel’s former ambassador to the UN, has headed the Jerusalem Center since 2000. They explore such topics as the Defensible Borders Initiative, Jerusalem in International Diplomacy, Iran and the New Threats to the West, Institute for Contemporary Affairs (ICA), Global Terrorism, Anti-Semitism After the Holocaust, Global Law Forum, and New Models for Economic Growth in Israel.

The Jerusalem Center has developed a unique model of applied diplomacy that adds a new dimension to the classical model of a research center. The interdisciplinary Jerusalem Center relies on a team of experts in diplomacy, military strategy, and international law to undertake missions that non-governmental organizations are uniquely equipped to handle. 

The Jerusalem Center hosted an array of prominent speakers in 2012, providing a platform for their interaction with the press and diplomatic corps. Speakers included Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, prior to his appointment as Commander in Chief of the Israel Air Force; international law expert Prof. Ruth Lapidoth on the Israel-Egypt peace treaty; former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Isaac Lebanon; Jerusalem researcher and journalist Nadav Shragai; archaeologist Dr. Gabriel Barkai; Amb. Alan Baker; Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad; former President of Spain, José Maria Aznar; Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser, director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs; and Brig-Gen. (res.) Michael Herzog, among others.

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http://www.besacenter.org

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (also known by its acronym, the BESA Center) advances a realist, conservative, and Zionist agenda in the search for security and peace for Israel. The center conducts policy-relevant research on strategic subjects, particularly as they relate to the national security and foreign policy of Israel and Middle East regional affairs.

BESA Center publications and policy recommendations are directed at senior Israeli decision-makers in military and civilian life, the defense and foreign affairs establishments in Israel and abroad, the diplomatic corps, the press, the academic community, leaders of Jewish communities around the world, and the educated public.

The center sponsors conferences, lectures, and briefings for international and local audiences, bringing together leading experts from academia and public life, from Israel and abroad. The center has developed cooperative relations with leading strategic research institutes throughout the world, from Ankara to Washington and from London to Seoul. The Center conducts specialized research on contract to the Israeli foreign affairs and defense establishment, and for NATO.

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http://www.horowitzfreedomcenter.org/

The David Horowitz Freedom Center combats the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values and disarm this country as it attempts to defend itself in a time of terror.  The leftist offensive is most obvious on our nation’s campuses, where the Freedom Center protects students from indoctrination and political harassment.  Combining forceful analysis and bold activism, the Freedom Center provides strong insight into today’s most pressing issue on its family of websites and in the activist campaigns it wages on campus, in the news media, and in national politics throughout the year.
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http://www.cjhsla.org/

Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors offers the public an opportunity to learn from  the best and brightest thinkers who have Israel’s best  interests at heart. CJHSLA contains a compilation of choice videos from experts in history, politics, philosophy, economics, and the politics of religion. This organization is working to ensure that “Never Again” remains more than a mere slogan. Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors insists that the last Holocaust imposes upon all people of good will a moral and political imperative to prevent the next one.

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http://www.standwithus.com/

Stand With Us is an international, non-profit organization. Founded in 2001, Stand With Us is dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. We work by supporting people around the world who want to stand up for Israel and educate their own local campuses and communities. We believe that knowledge of the facts will correct common prejudices about the Arab-Israeli conflict, and will promote discussions and policies that can help promote peace in the Middle East. Through print materials, speakers, programs, conferences, missions to Israel, campaigns, focus on social media and internet resources, we ensure that the story of Israel’s achievements and ongoing challenges is told on campuses and in communities, the media, libraries, and churches around the world. Based in Los Angeles, Stand With Us has fifteen offices across the U.S., and in Israel, Paris and the UK.

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http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/

 Daniel Greenfield is a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. I am a  Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters.

His original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and  blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press,Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. He has a column titled Western Front at Israel National News andmy op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.

Daniel was named one of the Jewish Press’ Most Worthwhile Blogs from 2006-2011 and my writing has been cited by Rush Limbaugh, Melanie Philips, Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Judith Klinghoffer, John Podhoretz, Jeff Jacoby and Michelle Malkin, among others.

His investigative pieces have included the story of Obama and Pfleger, which was the first to break months before the mainstream media. It also detailed for the first time many of Obama’s radical clergy ties, including Farrakhan supporters, as well as exposing Rabbis for Obama as being a front group forPro-Hamas appeasement supporters.

He  investigated the billionaires funding the Anti-Israel left,the Islamist misogyny, in the new French government, Iran’s meth empire , the coverup of Islamic genocide in Nigeria and the lost history of Harlem’s Black Hitler. He broke the story of the Secretary of State recognizing a terrorist propagandist with an award as one of the International Women of Courage and exposed the falsehoods in Prince of Slaves, a Muslim propaganda film aired on PBS. He investigated the ties of theDurham torture Dems to Anti-Israel and Pro-Saddam activism and the Islamist ties of Al Queda’s Congressman.

He writes a daily blog column on issues involving Islamic Terrorism, Israeli and American politics and Europe’s own clash of civilizations. His pieces are available to all bloggers to reproduce with proper attribution. 

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http://www.iafi-israel.org/

International Academic Friends of Israel (IAFI) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting and supporting the free and open exchange of ideas and information in the international academic community. Our mission is to foster productive interactions between academics regardless of race, religion, nationality, or political preference.

In particular, we seek to ensure that Israeli academics and scientists are included and accepted in global academic and scientific circles and that their accomplishments in their respective fields are internationally heralded. We also support the exchange of ideas within the international community to help overcome divisions and prejudices and to lead toward peace in the Middle East.

IAFI operates under the direction of an International Board comprised of leading academics and scientists and other supporters of its mission.

To achieve our goals, we:

Host and support international scientific meetings in Israel
Bring Israeli and global academic and scientific leaders together in other forums
Promote worldwide understanding and appreciation of Israeli scientific and academic achievements
Create research fellowships in the U.S. for Israeli and Palestinian students

In recent months and years, certain members of the international scientific and academic communities have attempted to isolate and shun their Israeli counterparts. For example:

On December 16, 2002, the Administrative Council of the Pierre and Marie Curie Universite Paris VI, a renowned French institute, adopted a motion demanding that the European Union sever its most important link with Israel. The motion was rescinded after a great public outcry.
Since 2002, there has been a British boycott movement against EU programs that bring together Israeli and European researchers and scientists. Similar movements are underway in Germany and Canada.
Many U.S. universities, such as Harvard, Columbia and Princeton have active campus organizations seeking to cut off ties with Israeli academics, companies and causes.
These actions run contrary to the fundamental nature of academic and scientific advancement; politics and prejudices should be irrelevant as the community strives for common goals.

“The international academic community has been a beacon of light in the world. Working together, we strive to increase knowledge, and through discovery which is brought about by the exchange of ideas, we contribute to the enhancement of world health and to the quality of life on this planet. IAFI is necessary because some among us have decided to put politics ahead of the important ideals of academic freedom and the exchange of ideas. Today, they are trying to isolate and harm our colleagues in Israel through boycotts and petitions; tomorrow, who knows…IAFI stands for the principles of academic freedom and the exchange of ideas that we all cherish and must defend.”

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http://spme.org/

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, (SPME), is a grass-roots community of scholars who have united to promote honest fact based, and civil discourse, especially in regard to Middle East issues. We believe that ethnic, national, and religious hatreds, including anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, have no place in our institutions, disciplines and communities. We employ academic means to address these issues.

We welcome scholars from all disciplines, faiths, and nationalities who share our desire for peace and our commitment to academic freedom, intellectual integrity, and honest debate.

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http://www.jewishpolicycenter.org

The Jewish Policy Center, a 501 C (3) non-profit organization, provides timely perspectives and analysis of foreign and domestic policies by leading scholars, academics, and commentators.

The JPC passionately supports a strong American defense capability, U.S.-Israel security cooperation, and missile defense. We support Israel in its quest for legitimacy and security.

The JPC advocates for small government, low taxes, free trade, fiscal responsibility, and energy security, as well as free speech and intellectual diversity.

We share our perspective through:

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http://unitedwithisrael.org/

United with Israel is a global, grassroots movement comprised of individuals who are deeply committed to the success and prosperity of Israel. Our primary mission is to build a massive network of pro-Israel activists and foster global unity with the People, Country and Land of Israel. In short, we seek to fight and win the battle of public opinion for Israel. We maximize the incredible power of social media to spread the truth about Israel to the entire world.

From incessant rocket attacks to threats of annihilation and fears of nuclear attack, Israel is alone in a big world of unfriendly nations. And for the first time, Israel is under intense pressure to divide Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel. This is a defining moment for the nation of Israel.

Now more than ever, Israel needs the support of its friends throughout the world. To bond with Israel by sharing its pain and lending a helping hand. To stand with Israel throughout these critical times. To affirm that throughout history, Israel has been a great blessing to the world and only those who blessed Israel were themselves blessed (Genesis 12:3) . And those who sought to destroy Israel are no more.

United with Israel has developed state-of-the-art, efficient channels of communication to distribute critical information about Israel in real-time and to inform supporters about practical ways to pro-actively advocate for Israel. We promote purchasing Israeli products that support the Israeli economy. We raise money for worthy charities in Israel. We are dedicated to promoting both the urgency and privilege of standing United with Israel.

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http://mfa.gov.il/mfa/Pages/default.aspx

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Ministry formulates, implements and presents the foreign policy of the Government of Israel.
It represents the state vis-a-vis foreign governments and international organizations, explains its positions and problems throughout the world, endeavors to promote its economic, cultural, and scientific relations, and fosters cooperation with developing countries. Israel currently maintains diplomatic relations with 162 countries.
The Ministry promotes relations with Diaspora communities and safeguards the rights of Israeli citizens abroad.
The Ministry discharges its diverse duties through its head office in Jerusalem and the Israeli missions abroad.

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http://www.defenddemocracy.org/

FDD, Foundation for the Defense of Democracy is a non-partisan institution focusing on national security and foreign policy. FDD was founded by a group of former U.S. officials and visionary philanthropists shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001 to help free nations defend themselves.
FDD’s scholars represent a range of perspectives, but all agree:
No one should be denied basic human rights — including freedom of religion, speech and assembly; no one should be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race, creed or color.
Free and democratic nations have a right to defend themselves and an obligation to defend one another. Terrorism — the deliberate use of violence against civilians to achieve political objectives — is always wrong and should not be condoned.
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http://www.campus-watch.org/

Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America, with an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students. Campus Watch fully respects the freedom of speech of those it debates while insisting on its own freedom to comment on their words and deeds.
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http://www.palwatch.org/

Founded in 1996, Palestinian Media Watch is an Israeli research institute that studies Palestinian society from a broad range of perspectives by monitoring and analyzing the Palestinian Authority through its media and schoolbooks. PMW’s major focus is on the messages that the Palestinian leaders, from the Palestinian Authority, Fatah and Hamas, send to the population through the broad range of institutions and infrastructures they control.

PMW’s many reports and studies on Palestinian summer camps, poetry, schoolbooks, crossword puzzles, religious ideology, women and mothers, children’s music videos and the PA’s indoctrination of adults and children to seek Shahada (Martyrdom), have had significant impact on the way the world sees the Palestinians. PMW has presented its findings before members of US Congress and to members of Parliament in numerous countries, including the European Union, Britain, France, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Canada and Australia, and has lectured at universities and conferences world wide.

PMW material has been presented before the Foreign Affairs Committee in the US Congress and the US Senate Appropriations Committee. In addition, PMW reports regularly on how foreign aid is misused by the PA for terror promotion. These reports have led to changes in legislation and funding procedures. Through its bulletins and reports, PMW continues to give the world a precise understanding of the reality of the Palestinian Authority.
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http://http://www.Jihadwatch.org

Jihad Watch is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible.

ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of twelve books, including two New York Times bestsellers, The Truth About Muhammad and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (both Regnery). His latest books are Did Muhammad Exist? An Inquiry Into Islam’s Obscure Origins (ISI) and Not Peace But A Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (Catholic Answers).

Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community.

Spencer is the Associate Director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). He is a weekly columnist for PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has written eleven monographs and well over three hundred articles about jihad and Islamic terrorism. In addition to the above books, he is the author of Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World’s Fastest Growing Faith (Encounter); Onward Muslim Soldiers: How Jihad Still Threatens America and the West (Regnery); Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t (Regnery), a refutation of moral equivalence and call for all the beneficiaries and heirs of Judeo-Christian Western civilization, whatever their own religious or philosophical perspective may be, to defend it from the global jihad; Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs (Regnery), an expose of how jihadist groups are advancing their agenda in the U.S. today by means other than terrorist attacks; and The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran (Regnery). He is coauthor, with Daniel Ali, of Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics (Ascension), and editor of the essay collection The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims (Prometheus). He is coauthor, with Pamela Geller, of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War On America (Threshold Editions/Simon & Schuster). Spencer’s books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Korean, and Bahasa Indonesia.

Along with his current weekly columns, for nearly ten years Spencer wrote the weekly Jihad Watch column at Human Events. He has completed a weekly Qur’an commentary at Jihad Watch, Blogging the Qur’an, which has been translated into Czech, Danish, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. He has served as a contributing writer to Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism. His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning News, the New Criterion, the Journal of International Security Affairs, the UK’s Guardian, Canada’s National Post, Townhall, Middle East Quarterly, WorldNet Daily, First Things, Insight in the News, National Review Online, and many other journals.

Spencer has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He has also appeared on the BBC, ABC News, CNN, FoxNews’s O’Reilly Factor, the Sean Hannity Show, the Glenn Beck Show, Fox and Friends, and many other Fox programs, PBS, MSNBC, CNBC, C-Span, France24 and Croatia National Televison (HTV), as well as on numerous radio programs including Bill O’Reilly’s Radio Factor, The Mark Levin Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, Bill Bennett’s Morning in America, Michael Savage’s Savage Nation, The Sean Hannity Show, The Alan Colmes Show, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Neal Boortz Show, The Michael Medved Show, The Michael Reagan Show, The Rusty Humphries Show, The Larry Elder Show, The Barbara Simpson Show, Vatican Radio, and many others.

He has been a featured speaker at the University of California-Irvine, Temple University, Dartmouth College, Penn State University, the University of California-Los Angeles, Stanford University, New York University, Brown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia, State University of New York-Binghamton, State University of New York-Stony Brook, DePaul University, the College of William and Mary, Washington University of St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Boise State University, and many other colleges and universities.

Spencer (MA, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) has been studying Islamic theology, law, and history in depth since 1980. As an Adjunct Fellow with the Free Congress Foundation in 2002 and 2003, he wrote a series of monographs on Islam: An Introduction to the Qur’an; Women and Islam; An Islamic Primer; Islam and the West; The Islamic Disinformation Lobby; Islam vs. Christianity; and Jihad in Context. More recently he has also written monographs for the David Horowitz Freedom Center: Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future (with David Horowitz); Obama and Islam (with David Horowitz); What Americans Need to Know About Jihad; The Violent Oppression of Women In Islam (with Phyllis Chesler); Islamic Leaders’ Plan for Genocide; and Muslim Persecution of Christians.

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http://zoa.org/

Since its founding in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America has been fighting for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel. The  Zionist Organization of America (“ZOA”) is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. With offices around the country and in Israel, the ZOA is dedicated to educating the public, elected officials, media, and college/high school students about the truth of the ongoing and relentless Arab war against Israel. ZOA is also committed to promoting strong U.S.-Israel relations. ZOA works to protect Jewish college and high school students from intimidation, harassment and discrimination, and in fighting anti-Semitism in general.
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http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org

The Jewish Virtual Library (JVL) is your source for information about Jewish history, Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism. The JVL is not just a historical archive – it is also the place to find talking points on breaking news. When an issue comes to the fore — whether political or religious — and you need data fast, this is the first place you should look.
The Jewish Virtual Library is not an index or search engine for surfing the web. We purposely avoided links with other sites to make this a one-stop shop for information. Our goal is to provide the basic information you need to be informed, whether it is to satisfy your own interest or to prepare for a research paper, speech, article or debate. We have purposely kept most of the entries brief to make them more digestible. Some will provide all the information you need, others should be viewed as a starting point. Our bibliography and bibliography of web sites will be continually updated to provide you with other sources for material and the means to jump to other sites. We intend to stick to the facts and make as many original documents available as possible.

 The Jewish Virtual Library is a “living” library. It is constantly updating, changing and expanding.

Users should not interpret the presence or lack of material as a reflection of any particular bias. Many entries are included because of their availability. For example, very few biographies of Jewish women were immediately available to us. More will be added. Similarly, material from some religious movements and political groups was more plentiful than others. Entries will also be updated as new data is received. In addition, we plan to gradually add more pictures, maps, charts and other materials to provide more information and improve the overall look of the site. We also intend to create extensive hypertext links to allow users to quickly move from document to document and to check definitions and biographies.

The process of archiving material relating to nearly 6,000 years of Jewish history has just begun. What you can’t find today is likely to be here the next time you visit the Jewish Virtual Library. You can even help decide what should be included by using the form below to suggest topics. Also, if you would like to work with us to prepare new materials, we are going to be looking for writers and researchers to make contributions.

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http://israellawcenter.org/

 Israel Law Center

Shurat HaDin—Israel Law Center is an Israeli based civil rights organization and world leader in combating the terrorist organizations and the regimes that support them through lawsuits litigated in courtrooms around the world. Fighting for the rights of hundreds of terror victims, Shurat HaDin seeks to bankrupt the terror groups and grind their criminal activities to a halt – one lawsuit at a time.

We tend to think of the fight against terrorism as a burden that falls mainly on the shoulders of government—our military, diplomatic, homeland security, and law-enforcement agencies. Yet there is one area where private citizens can play a leading role: In stopping the flow of funds to terror organizations. Beginning in the 1990s, Western countries, and especially the United States, passed laws making it possible for victims of terror to sue the regimes that sponsor terror, banks that transfer funds to terror groups, front organizations that pretend to serve charitable causes, and even the terrorists themselves. For the first time, terror victims and their families have a chance to fight back through the courts.

Established in 2003 and based in Tel-Aviv, Shurat HaDin works together with western intelligence agencies and volunteer lawyers around the world to file legal actions on behalf of victims of terror.

Following the model pioneered by the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center—a non-profit legal center that over the last four decades has successfully confronted and shut down racist groups across America—Shurat HaDin seeks to bring terrorism to a halt through legal action. Shurat HaDin represents hundreds of victims in cases against Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbullah, the Palestinian Authority, Iran, Syria, North Korea, and numerous financial institutions such as UBS AG, the Lebanese-Canadian Bank, American Express Bank, and the Bank of China. Our main goals:

•Stop the flow of terror money through massive civil suits and other legal action;
•Defend the victims of terror and their families, by representing them in court, seeking disbursement of funds and implementation of rulings;
•Educate the broader public about terrorism and terror funding through missions, public lectures, publications, targeted mailings, and our website.

As with the diplomatic and military fronts, the financial war on terror is a never-ending effort. Thwarted in their attempts to do business through normal banking channels, terrorists and their sponsors constantly look for ever-more-clever ways to raise funds and transfer them to their home base. Shurat HaDin is at the forefront of taking the fight to the enemy, tracking both the sources and channels of funding and filing court action wherever we can. But beyond litigation, Shurat HaDin seeks also to educate financial institutions around the world about how terror funding works — and how they expose themselves if they choose to turn a blind eye. Above all, Shurat HaDin looks to educate, and fight for the rights of, the victims of terror, who rarely know they have legal recourse against the world’s most vicious criminals. We are empowering the victims, and teaching them to fight back.

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http://www.unwatch.org/site/c.bdKKISNqEmG/b.1359197/k.6748/UN_Israel__AntiSemitism.htm

Hillel Neuer, operates UN Watch – one of the most effective nonprofit bodies promoting the case for Israel abroad – also deserves kudos for systematically highlighting the humbug at the United Nations.
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http://honestreporting.com

HonestReporting monitors the news for bias, inaccuracy, or other breach of journalistic standards in coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It also facilitates accurate reporting for foreign journalists covering the region. HonestReporting is not aligned with any government or political party or movement.

HonestReporting believes that a fully informed public is essential to progress and understanding in conflict resolution. It is not enough to correct inaccurate reporting and expose breaches of journalistic ethics. HonestReporting, through its MediaCentral project, provides support services for journalists based in or visiting Israel, the Palestinian territories, and the region to insure the free flow of information.

HonestReporting’s work serves the public interest by fighting misinformation, such as computer manipulations of images that give people a false impression of the conflict. At the same time, it provides agenda-free services to reporters, including translation services and access to news makers to enable them to provide a fuller picture of the situation. Honestreporting has over 140,000 subscribers and its MediaCentral project handles over 1,000 inquiries from journalists each year.

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http://www.israelemb.org/washington/NewsAndEvents/Pages/Opening-session-19th-Knesset.aspx

This is an official gov’t website of “The Embassy of Israel to the United States”. It’s part of Israel’s diplomatic network.  This is a must peruse!
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http://israel21c.org/

ISRAEL21c is an online news magazine offering the single most diverse and reliable source of news and information about 21st century Israel to be found anywhere. It is a vast resource of thousands of originally written and produced articles, videos, and blogs by some of Israel’s leading journalists. Free from bias or prejudice, ISRAEL21c is a uniquely apolitical nonprofit organization. ISRAEL21c publishes it content daily, and through a weekly newsletter that reaches 50,000 subscribers. Focusing beyond the Middle East conflict, ISRAEL21c offers topical and timely reports on how Israelis from all walks of life and religion, innovate, improve and add value to the world. Their articles show how Israeli efforts have contributed incalculably to the advancement of health-care, environment, technology, culture, and global democratic values worldwide. The site redefines the conversation about Israel, offering a fair and balanced portrayal of the country, and focusing media and public attention on Israel’s vibrant diversity, humanity, creativity, innovative spirit, and responsiveness.

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http://www.aish.com/

Since its launch in February 2000, Aish.com has become the world’s largest Jewish content website, logging over a million monthly user sessions with 380,000 unique email subscribers. offering “wisdom for living” for the modern world. Aish.com’s goal is to give every Jew the opportunity to discover his or her heritage in an atmosphere of open inquiry and mutual respect.
Aish’s educational philosophy is that Judaism is not all or nothing; it is a journey where every step counts, to be pursued according to one’s own pace and interest. Mitzvot (commandments) are not rituals, but opportunities for personal growth, to be studied and understood. We learn the Torah’s wisdom to enrich our own lives, and to share these ideas with all humanity.

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http://www.iba.org.il/world/

Israeli International radio and television website offers the best up to the minute news  from Israel. You will learn who’s who in Israeli politics, the latest news from the surrounding neighborhood, and a rich variety of what is happening in the arts, science and sports. Jewish TV Network offers cutting edge analysis from Israel’s leading intellectuals and political commentators.
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http://www.acdemocracy.org/

ACD is a New York-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which monitors and exposes the enemies of freedom and their modus operandi, and explores pragmatic ways to counteract their methods. The team at the American Center for Democracy is expert on a variety of subjects, including free speech and libel, tourism, economic warfare, terrorist financing, narco-terrorism, Islamic banking, financial Jihad, The Muslim Brotherhood, the Middle East Conflict, U.S. policy, anti-corruption and foreign election observer

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http://www.radicalislam.org/

RadicalIslam.org is Clarion Fund’s flagship education tool spreads awareness about the threat of Radical Islam in the United States and provides practical response tools. The user-friendly website features news updates and first-rate analysis, including articles and webinars by industry experts. Our activist newsletter is sent biweekly to over 100,000 subscribers, who are counted on to educated others, send letters to key policymakers, and host screenings of our award winning films.
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http://www.investigativeproject.org/

The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) is a non-profit research group founded by Steven Emerson in 1995. It is recognized as the world’s most comprehensive data center on radical Islamic terrorist groups. For more than a decade, the IPT has investigated the operations, funding, activities and front groups of Islamic terrorist and extremist groups in the United States and around the world. It has become a principal source of critical evidence to a wide variety of government offices and law enforcement agencies, as well as the U.S. Congress and numerous public policy forums. Research carried out by the IPT team has formed the basis for thousands of articles and television specials on the subject of radical Islamic involvement in terrorism, and has even led to successful government action against terrorists and financiers based in the United States.
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http://www.jinsa.org/

JINSA, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs,  was founded in 1976 as a non-profit, non-partisan organization to advocate on behalf of a strong U.S. military, a robust national security policy, and a strong U.S. security relationship with Israel and other like-minded democracies. JINSA’s mandate is to; Provide leadership and affect policy on crucial issues of national security and foreign policy; Promote American security cooperation with like-minded democratic countries including, but not limited to, Israel; Engage the American defense community about the role Israel can and does play in securing Western, democratic interests in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions; and Improve awareness in the general public, as well as in the Jewish community of the importance of a strong American defense capability.

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http://www.idfblog.com/

This is an exciting website straight from IDF headquarters. It covers news from the Northern, Southern, Central and Home Commands. You get the inside stories of the Air Force, Navy and the IDF general staff. It includes up to the minute news on security issues direct from the operations room concerning Lebanon, Syria, Judea and Sumaria, and Gaza.  A must read are the fascinating stories of IDF soldiers (men and women) , technologies, military operations and  military cooperation. It also has extensive info on Palestinian cooperation, rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza, the Gaza economy, and humanitarian missions.
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http://www.ngo-monitor.org/index.php

The NGO Monitor’s mission is to provide information and analysis, promoting accountability, and supporting discussion on the reports and activities of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) claiming to advance human rights and humanitarian agendas. The aim of NGO Monitor, as outlined in the mission statement, is to generate and distribute critical analysis and reports on the output of the international NGO community for the benefit of government policy makers, journalists, philanthropic organizations and the general public. We intend to publicize distortions of human rights issues in the Arab-Israeli conflict and provide information and context for the benefit of NGOs working in the Middle East. We hope this will lead to an informed public debate on the role of humanitarian NGOs. NGO Monitor’s objective is to end the practice used by certain self-declared ‘humanitarian NGOs’ of exploiting the label ‘universal human rights values’ to promote politically and ideologically motivated agendas.

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http://www.ajc.org/

Mission: To enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world.

Vision: Jews are secure wherever they live and feel connected to their Jewish heritage. The United States fulfills its promise of freedom, social justice, and equality of opportunity for all. Israel is secure and at peace, and its rightful place in the community of nations is assured. The world embraces democratic values, respect for human rights, and peaceful conflict-resolution.

Operating Principles: We understand the interdependence of the global and local dimensions of our mission. We establish a presence in our communities, our nation and our world that provides direct access to the decision-makers we seek as allies in our collective pursuit of a stronger America and a more just world.

Diplomatic Approach: We engage relevant policy and opinion makers, invest the time required to build coalitions across national, ethnic and religious lines and pursue joint strategies in the interest of a more just country and world.

Thought Leadership: We anticipate issues and provide thoughtful analysis of complex problems. We develop programmatic approaches to issues and pursue them in a deliberative, persistent manner.

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http://www.JewishPolicyCenter.org

The Jewish Policy Center, a non-profit organization, provides timely perspectives and analysis of foreign and domestic policies by leading scholars, academics, and commentators.
The JPC passionately supports a strong American defense capability, U.S.-Israel security cooperation, and missile defense. We support Israel in its quest for legitimacy and security.

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http://www.committeeforisrael.com

The Emergency Committee for Israel seeks to provide citizens with the facts they need to be sure that their public officials are supporting a strong US-Israel relationship. The Committee’s mission is to educate the public about the serious challenges to Israel’s security and about what elected officials in this country are doing and should do in order to meet those challenges.

In 2010, Israel faces an increasing threat from terrorism supported by hostile regimes that refuse to accept the Jewish State. Iran continues its pursuit of a nuclear weapon and its support of terrorist groups. Syria continues to arm Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon with ever more modern weapons. And Hamas, with Iranian support, continues to hold hostage the people of Gaza, refusing to renounce violence or recognize Israel’s right to exist.

Despite these threats, Israel has made unprecedented concessions in the name of peace, unilaterally withdrawing from territory, supporting Palestinian aspirations for an independent state, and offering to engage without precondition in talks with the Palestinian Authority.

Still, the current administration in Washington seems determined to extract ever more concessions from Israel, and to respond to each setback in the peace process by placing more pressure on the Israeli government. This policy of making one-sided demands on Israel has failed to produce progress and has only emboldened Israel’s enemies.

At the same time, the American people overwhelmingly favor a policy of strong support for the Israeli people and their democratically elected government.

We know that, when provided with the facts, the American public will support those public officials dedicated to maintaining a strong US-Israel relationship and committed to keeping Israel safe and secure. The Emergency Committee for Israel will engage in the public debate about U.S. policy toward Israel, and will keep the public informed about the votes, statements, and records of their elected leaders so as to help hold them accountable to the pro-Israel voters they represent.

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https://www.secure.clarionproject.org

There are times that require people to step out of their comfort zone, to step up for justice, tolerance and moderation. We know going in that the repercussions of taking action will draw a rain of accusations and attacks from the forces we are confronting.

We do it anyway. We do it because it must be done.

Founded in 2006, the Clarion Project (formerly Clarion Fund Inc) is an independently funded, non-profit organization dedicated to exposing the dangers of Islamic extremism while providing a platform for the voices of moderation and promoting grassroots activism.

Clarion’s award-winning movies have been seen by over 50 million people. They grapple with issues such as religious persecution, human rights, women’s rights, the dangers of a nuclear Iran and what the concept of jihad means for the West. Our dynamic website, viewed by over 450,000 people in 2012, covers breaking news and provides commentary on relevant issues.

The Clarion Project draws together Middle East experts, scholars, human rights activists and Muslims to promote tolerance and moderation and challenge extremism.

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http://www.creativecommunityforpeace.com

Creative Community For Peace (CCFP) is an organization of prominent entertainment industry executives who are devoted to building bridges for peace and oppose the singling out of Israel for a cultural boycott.

We represent a cross section of the creative world– those who create and help create music, film, and television programs–and their fans.
We may not all share the same politics or the same opinion on the best path to peace in the Middle East. But we do agree that singling out Israel, the only democracy in the region, as a target of cultural boycotts while ignoring the now-recognized human rights issues of her neighbors will not further peace.
We understand the power that our music, our films, our television shows, and all arts have. They have the power to build bridges. Foster better understanding. Encourage dialogue. And hopefully lead toward greater mutual acceptance.
If you support the message that the arts can build bridges-please join us in this important mission.
The world might be a better place for it.

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http://www.JNS.org

JNS.org is an independent, non-profit, business resource and wire service covering Jewish news and Israel news for Jewish media throughout the English-speaking world.

We provide objective, non-partisan reporting from Jewish communities throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, South Africa, Australia and a wide array of Israel news.
We also provide a rich assortment of photos and art, cultural news and features, commentary, and holiday-specific editorial packages around which our subscribers can sell seasonal-themed advertising.

Like all print media, print Jewish news faces an array of modern challenges. While maintaining a strong focus on online journalism, we see a compelling need to help these weekly print newspapers survive,
and a significant opportunity for publishers to protect and even enhance these papers’ historic role as the front lines of Jewish media. They provide the glue that holds their local communities together.
Our industry experts, decade-long veterans of proven accomplishment, will provide circulation support and extensive sales management training for publishers prepared to work for the growth of their circulations and revenues.

 

 

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