Approximately 23,000 African refugees have fled from the humanitarian crisis in their countries and have found refuge in Israel.
Israel is approximately the size of New Jersey and without the West Bank and Gaza, the size of Rhode Island. Florida is 8 times the size of Israel. You can walk from the Mediterranean Sea to the West Bank in 2.5 hours; the distance is only 9 miles across. Israel is under 290 miles long.
Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. It is one of the few countries in the Middle East where women vote, had the first Woman Prime Minister in the world, and women are elected to the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).
There consistently has been Arab members of the Knesset, (Israeli Parliament). Where in the Arab or Muslim world are there Jewish members of the Parliament?
Israel is 1/800 of the size of the Arab world (not including Iran). There are 56 Islamic, 49 Roman Catholic, 20 Protestant 12 Eastern Orthodox 4 Hindi and 1 Jewish nations worldwide.
Jews have resided in Israel for over 3,000 years and Jerusalem has officially been the capitol of the Jews since 1003 BCE during the reign of King David. No other conquering force ever recognized Jerusalem as its own capital.
Since the fall of the Second Temple, 70 AD, Jews in the Diaspora have turned to Jerusalem when praying. The Muslims face Mecca.
Hebrew and Arabic are the official languages of Israel.
Jewish and Arab Israeli citizens serve on the Knesset, sit on the Supreme Court, represent Israel as ambassadors, and even Miss Israel is represented by Jews and Arabs in the national beauty pageant.
Israel protects all faiths to have freedom of religion and access to their holy sites
Israel has opened boarders for non-Jewish refugees from the Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Albania, and Vietnam.
In 1948, Israel embraced over 850,000 Jewish refugees from Arab lands and these refugees never received compensation from their former nations.
Israel is amongst the first to deliver humanitarian aid when disaster strikes in Haiti, Turkey, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Tibet, Peru, El Salvador, Armenia, New Guinea, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and other worldwide locations
Of the Jews: 70% are Sabras (Israeli born), 20.5% born in the US or Europe and 9.2% from Asia and Africa (including Arab countries)
Of Arabs: 83% are Sunni Moslems, 9% Druze, and 9% Christian.
Syrian Christians are 2.5% of the population and the percentage of Bedouin are unknown
Other citizens include African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, Armenians, Assyrians, Circassians and Samaritans
Nationalities of recent immigrants include: FSU, Ethiopia, France, USA, United Kingdom, India, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Venezuela, South Africa, Germany, Belgium, Central America, Switzerland, Uruguay, Mexico, Oceania, Hungary, Chile, Romania, and the Netherlands.
Register Now For the Rays of Light in the Darkness Dinner Wednesday June 19, 2013
EMET is proud to bestow the Speaker of Truth Award to honor a courageous defender of truth, Reza Kahlili, a former CIA operative in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). He is the author of the award-winning book, A Time to Betray.
Bret Stephens will also receive the distinguished Speaker of Truth Award. Mr. Stephens is the Deputy Editor of the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. In addition, Mr. Stephens writes the Journal's "Global View" column on foreign affairs.
Also honoring: The Hon. Sen. Ted Cruz, The Hon. Rep. Jeff Duncan, and the late Hon. Rep. Tom Lantos
Here are two simple facts about Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist, Muslim Brotherhood (MB)-led Egyptian regime: 1) they have no sense of humor; and 2) they really dislike Jews. And in the Middle East, when you put these two facts together, things can get just a little crazy, as they did at the end of last month.
Whether Boston, Mumbai or Jerusalem, Terrorism is Terrorism
April 26, 2013
Every person who has any sort of a conscience, what-so-ever, had to be deeply disturbed by the horrific events in Boston, last week. Here were family members and friends, gathered to cheer one another on in the annual marathon, a yearly spring "happening" in that city.
Whether Boston, Mumbai or Jerusalem, Terrorism is Terrorism April 26 2013
Every person who has any sort of a conscience, what-so-ever, had to be deeply disturbed by the horrific events in Boston, last week. Here were family members and friends, gathered to cheer one another on in the annual marathon, a yearly spring “happening” in that city.
The Endowment for Middle East Truth and the Foreign Policy Initiative proudly presents: “Israel, A New Middle East And The Role Of Western Democracies”
Exclusive briefing graciously hosted at Capitol Hill, Washington DC
EMET Is Honored to Invite You to The Premiere Capitol Hill Screening of "The Grand Deception" April 11 2013
“The Grand Deception”, a 70-minute film by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT), investigates the covert structure and growing influence of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist groups, masquerading under the false moniker of being apolitical religious groups or civil rights groups in the United States, specifically how they are infiltrating or intimidating major societal institutions from Congress to Hollywood, from the mainstream news media to federal law enforcement, from the publishing industry to museums.
Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Terrorist Network
New book edited by Sarah Stern
Saudi Arabia influences Americanpolicy through both conventional and unconventional methods, ranging from lobbying and endowments to think tanks, policy centers, universities, and workshops for schoolteachers, all due to the petro-dollars that have been generated from America's addiction to foreign oil.
The Endowment for Middle East Truth is a six-year old think tank and policy shop operating in the capital, Washington, D.C. dedicated to preserving and defending the national security of the United States, and its ally Israel, in their joint struggle against the forces of radical Islam. EMET emphasizes Israel's unique role as the eastern outpost of Western democratic values, holding down the fort against a rising tide of radical Islam.
EMET Rays of Light in the Darkness a Resounding Success
The Endowment for Middle East Truth's 6th Annual Rays of Light in the Darkness Dinner Thursday, June 25, 2012 was a resounding success. The Rays of Light in the Darkness is the sole fundraising event of the year and is crucial to supporting EMET's educational efforts. But it is also an opportunity for truth-telling. The capacity crowd was regaled with excellent and informative speeches by our attending honorees, including Ambassador John Bolton, Rep Allen West, and Cynthia Farahat. We were also pleased to hear from Rep. Brad Sherman, author Kenneth Timmerman, and Rep. Trent Franks.
EMET thanks all those who came out in support of our wonderful Speakers of the Truth. Without your assistance and support, we could not continue to educate American policy makers and the general public.