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EMET's Annual “Ray’s of Light in the Darkness” Dinner
April 03 2012

Please Mark Your Calendars for June 21st, 2012 at 7:00 PM for our Annual "Rays of Light in the Darkness" Dinner honoring Ambassador John Bolton

This June 21st, 2012, EMET will host its annual "Rays of Light in the Darkness" Dinner where we award our "Speaker of the Truth" Awards to those who have sacrificed much in the fight against radical Islam, and those who best uphold the core western values of democracy, pluralism and respect for human rights. We honor those outstanding voices who risk reputation, political capital, and sometimes their very lives, to educate the world about the threat of radical Islam and to stand up for Israel. A commitment to speak the truth is a sign of a true hero. We hope that you will be able to join us, this June, to recognize these brave individuals in a manner they deserve, while they re-inspire all of us to become "speakers of the truth."

Among Our Confirmed 2012 Speaker of the Truth Honorees are:

 
Ambassador John Bolton- John R. Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. From August 2005 to December 2006, he served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. From 2001 to 2005, he was under secretary of state for arms control and international security. Ambassador Bolton has been a tireless supporter of UN reform both in and out of office, as well as an advocate for strong ties with Israel. A leading foreign policy thinker and commentator, Amb. Bolton has issued strong, thoughtful calls for action to prevent the Islamic Republic of Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
 
Senator Mark Kirk (R-Il)- Senator Mark Kirk was the lead Republican sponsor of the Kirk-Menendez amendment which applied crippling sanctions to the Islamic Republic of Iran for its continued efforts to acquire nuclear weapons. Sen. Kirk is a strong supporter of the American-Israeli alliance, and has actively pushed for integration of Israel into the American missile defense system, expanding the Israeli Iron Dome system, and ending aid to the Palestinian Authority due to the role of Hamas. Mark serves on four Senate committees: 1) Appropriations, 2) Banking, 3)HELP (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions), and 4) Aging. Prior to election to the Senate, Mark was elected to the House of Representatives in 2000, where he served five-terms. Sen. Kirk is a commissioned officer of the United States Naval Reserve holding the rank of Commander. He has his B.A. (cum laude) in history from Cornell University, a Master's degree from the London School of Economics and a law degree from Georgetown University.He was born in Champaign, Illinois.
 
Congressman Allen West (R-FL)*- Congressman Allen West represents Florida's 22nd District, winning election in November, 2010. Prior to taking office, Rep. West served his country as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, serving in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and as an advisor to Afghan troops in Afganistan. In his Army career, Congressman West has been honored many times, including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. On Capitol Hill, Rep. West is a strong supporter of American national security, America's military, and the American-Israel alliance. He is one of the most outspoken and articulate opponents of radical Islam in Washington D.C. today.
 
Simon Deng- As a child, Simon Deng was captured in South Sudan and sold into slavery. He has experienced first-hand the effects of Arab racism, and the impact of Khartoum's jihad against the South Sudan. Having achieved his freedom, he came to the United States, where he has remained a vocal activist against slavery, human rights abuses, a supporter of the South Sudanese independence movement, and a vocal defender of Israel, pointing out that the United Nations' hypocritical fascination with Israel has led it to ignore, and even support regimes which commit heinous abuses of human rights.
 
Cynthia Farahat- Cynthia Farahat is an Egyptian political activist, writer and researcher. She co-founded the Masr el-Om Party later called the Liberal Egyptian Party (2003-2009) and served as a member of its political committee. She was program coordinator and program officer at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty in Cairo (2008-2009) She has published in National Review, Middle East Quarterly, Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and in other publications in both English and Arabic. Ms. Farahat has testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on the roots of the persecution of the Coptic Christian minority in her native Egypt. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, and Advocacy Director at Coptic Solidarity.

Please make every effort to attend. For more information, you can contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

*Every year EMET strives to honor a Republican and Democratic lawmaker who stand up for Israel and Western values. While we await confirmation on this year's Democratic honoree, please make sure you reserve the date so you'll be able to join us for this exciting event!

 
 


Dr. Meyrav Wurmser

Dr. Meyrav Wurmser, the former Executive Director of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), is currently the director for the center of Middle East Policy, and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C.

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