Review Category : Press Releases

EMET’s Amicus Brief Asks the Supreme Court to Honor U.S. Law

EMET’s Amicus Brief Asks the Supreme Court to Honor U.S. Law and Require the President to Recognize Jerusalem as Part of the State of Israel

(October 28, 2014, Washington, DC)- Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to honor the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2002 torecognize Jerusalem as a city governed by Israel.  Opening arguments in the case of Zivotofsky v. Kerry, a case that challenges the unwillingness of the Obama Administration to enforce this law, will start on November 3, 2014.  EMET has submitted an amicus brief in this case, supporting Zivotofsky.

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Groups to Congress: No Taxpayer Funds for Biased, Politicized Middle East Studies

Higher Education Act Reform Title VI Must Include Accountability to Stop Misuse of Funds, Strengthen National Security
WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. – Sept. 17, 2014 – With Congress considering the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) in several individual bills, leading organizations focused on education policy, the Jewish community, and civil rights announced today a coordinated effort to provide lawmakers with solutions to prevent misuse of federal funds under HEA Title VI.
Enacted by Congress as part of the 1965 HEA, Title VI provides federal funds to 129 international studies and foreign language centers at universities nationwide. Title VI has the mandate to strengthen U.S. security by training security specialists and educating the public. In the absence of congressional oversight, however, these programs have devolved into hotbeds of anti-American and anti-Israel activity, disseminating falsehoods both in universities and (through the congressionally mandated “public outreach” programs) to K-12 teachers and to the general public.

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EMET States That the War in Gaza with Hamas Ended in a Clear and Decisive Military Victory for Israel

(August 7th, 2014, Washington, DC) – Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), stated that Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” was a clear and decisive military victory for the State of Israel. The military wing of Gaza had clearly taken a huge blow, which led them to over-rule the directives of Khaled Mashal, head of Hamas’ political wing, who was against the cease-fire. Obviously, Hamas terrorists would not have agreed to the cease-fire if they did not feel defeated.
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EMET supports new U.S. Senate legislation to increase Iran Dome funding

(July 28, 2014, Washington, DC) – Today, The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) expressed its strong support for a “clean” bill to increase funding for the Iron Dome system.
EMET strongly supports the legislation to increase Iron Dome funding, sponsored by Sen. Mitch McConnell. Iron Dome is a mobile all-weather air defense system, jointly funded by Israel and the U.S., which is currently protecting Israel from Hamas missiles. The Iron Dome system has intercepted around 420 rockets during the current hostilities. Its effectiveness rate has been estimated at about 90% interception of the missiles aimed at populated areas. According to U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, “Iron Dome has saved countless Israeli lives.” This legislation would meet a supplemental funding request from the Pentagon for $225 million in additional funding for the Iron Dome system. The added $225 million would be used “to accelerate production of Iron Dome components in Israel to maintain adequate stockpiles,” Hagel has said. An agreement with Israel calls for more than half the funds the Pentagon provides for Iron Dome to be spent in the U.S.

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“Standing Up for the Truth” – The Endowment for Middle East Truth’s 8th Annual Rays of Light in the Darkness Dinner

Washington, D.C. – June 23, 2014 – The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), an unabashedly Pro-American and Pro-Israel Washington, DC based think tank, is pleased to announce the success of its 8th Annual Rays of Light in the Darkness dinner held on Wednesday, June 18th, in Washington, DC, honoring Dr. Charles Krauthammer, Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), and Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL).

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EMET Calls for Congressional hearings regarding the murder of American citizens by Palestinian Terrorists

Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2014 – Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) called for Congressional oversight hearings regarding the unwillingness of the Department of Justice to prosecute Palestinian terrorists who have killed or harmed American citizens.  Just today, it was announced that yet another American – Naftali Frenkel, a sixteen year old boy – had been murdered by members of the Palestinian Hamas terrorist group.

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EMET Endorses Paul Legislation to Suspend U.S. Funding to the PA

(Washington, D.C. – May 5, 2014) – Today, The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) endorsed legislation sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to require the United States to suspend funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA), following the announcement by PA President Mahmoud Abbas that they will be joining a national unity government with the Gaza-based terrorist organization, Hamas.  The legislation has been co-sponsored by fifteen other U.S. Senators.

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