Review Category : Terrorism

The IRGC, a terrorist organization that should be designated so

The Trump administration is determining whether to designate Iran’s elite arms unit, the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), as a foreign terrorist organization. Officials from both the US State and Defense departments had warned the President to hold off on the order. The State and Defense departments’ hesitation is largely due to the fear of losing Iraq, as Baghdad heavily relies on both the IRGC and the US for military aid. The fact remains that Iraq has already been lost to Shia dominance since former Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has favored his own majority, rather than serving beyond ethnic and sectarian lines.

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Be the ‘Strong Horse,’ President Trump

“When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, they will naturally want to side with the strong horse. When people of the world look upon the confusion and atheism of the West, they see that Islam is the strong horse.” Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden thought the United States was weak, and this weakness provoked his attack on 9/11 that killed nearly 3,000 Americans. 

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VIDEO: EMET’s 2016 DC Conference “Emerging Threats Out of the Middle East: The Impact on a New Administration”

Sarah Stern
Founder & President of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)

Senator Mark Kirk
Recipient of the Winston Churchill Award for Moral Integrity 

Representative Eliot Engel
D – NY
Recipient of the Winston Churchill Award for Moral Integrity


Geostrategic Analysis of the Middle East: Panel Discussion
Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, U.S. Army (ret.) & Chairman of Stand Up America
Dr. Daniel Pipes, President of the Middle East Forum
Eitan Arusy, Intelligence Specialist & CEO of Global Impact Services LLC
Frank Gaffney, Founder & President of the Center for Security Policy

Q&A Session for Geostrategic Analysis of the Middle East Panel

The Security Threat from Iran & Hezbollah

Congressman Jeff Duncan, Chairman of Foreign Affairs’ Western Hemisphere Subcommittee
Dr. Harold Rhode, Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute
Joseph Humire, Executive Director at the Center for a Secure Free Society

Q & A Session for Security Threat from Iran & Hezbollah Panel

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Family Voices of Victims of Palestinian Terrorism

Interview with Arnold Roth
Jerusalem, Israel


Interview with Seth Mandell
Jerusalem, Israel

The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) has been a leading and consistent voice on Capitol Hill to educate Members of Congress and their staffers on the failure of the Department of Justice to provide justice for the families and victims of Americans who have been killed by overseas terrorism.

EMET Fact Sheet on American Victims of Palestinian Terrorism


Statement for the Congressional Record, Sarah Stern, On the Hearing in the National Security Subcommittee of the Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee “Seeking Justice for Victims of Palestinian Terrorism in Israel,” February 2, 2016

Senator Ted Cruz chaired a hearing in the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Right and Federal Courts of the Judiciary Committee: Justice Forsaken: How the Federal Government Fails the American Victims of Iranian & Palestinian Terrorism

Representative Ron DeSantis chaired a hearing for the Hearing in the National Security Subcommittee of the Oversight and Governmental Reform Committee “Seeking Justice for Victims of Palestinian Terrorism in Israel”

Background Information, Op-Eds, & Selected News Coverage on the Pursuit of Justice for US Victims of Palestinian Terrorists

–    Never forget: Sbarro Pizzeria Massacre, Jerusalem, Aug. 9, 2001,  August 9, 2016

–     Justice for American Victims of Palestinian Terrorism, February 29th, 2016

–      Congress at its Best, February 24, 2016

–     US Victims of Palestinian Terrorism Testify Before Congress, February 4, 2016

–     Department of Justice has failed victims of terrorism, February 16, 2016

–     Giving a Voice to the Voiceless, February 12, 2016

–     Jewish Lives Matter, November 25, 2015

–     The Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism, April 3rd, 2012

Video: “EMET Briefing on the Pursuit of Justice for American Victims of Palestinian Terrorism,” July 31, 2014

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The American President Iran was Waiting For

President Obama had a dream.

The Islamic Republic of Iran was simply misunderstood. The U.S., the sole superpower, as befits the typical arrogant colonial power, had intervenedin Iran in 1953 by sponsoring a coup of the beloved Iranian prime minister, Mossadegh. The Iranian regime hated the U.S. for that act, and for other acts of colonialism.

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VIDEO: “The Smarter Bomb: Women & Children as Suicide Bombers” Featuring MK Dr. Anat Berko

“The Smarter Bomb: Women & Children as Suicide Bombers”

Featuring MK Dr. Anat Berko
Additional remarks by John Calvin


Opening remarks by Rep. Ron DeSantis, Rep. Trent Franks, Heidi Krizer Daroff, & Sarah Stern

Dr. Anat Berko
Member of Israeli Knesset & Author of “The Smarter Bomb: Women & Children as Suicide Bombers”

John Calvin
Grandson of Muslim Brotherhood Co-Founder

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Sorely Needed: Some Reality Therapy

Photo credit: NBC News

The sober reality that no one is immune from terrorism came back to haunt the United States this ‎weekend when its citizens experienced three separate attacks: one knife assault in a St. Cloud, Minnesota ‎shopping center and bombings in both Seaside Heights, New Jersey and Manhattan. ‎Yet another pipe bomb was found in a backpack in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Fortunately, there were no ‎fatalities. ‎

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VIDEO: “9/11 Memorial Honoring American Victims of Terrorism”

“9/11 Memorial Honoring American Victims of Terrorism”

Washington, D.C.

Sarah Stern
Founder & President of EMET

Senator Ted Cruz

Rep. Mark Meadows

Rep. Ron DeSantis

Richard D. Heideman
International Human Rights Attorney

Ken Stethem
Brother of Robert Stethem, a Victim of Iranian-Backed Terrorism

Sarri Singer
Victim of Palestinian Terrorism

Yaakov Morgenstern
Brother of Nancy Morgenstern, a Victim of 9/11

Alyza Lewin
Attorney in Washington, D.C.

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Lebanon & Hezbollah Fact Sheet

Lebanon & Hezbollah Fact Sheet

Lebanon is a largely non-functioning Republic, where three prominent offices are divided amongst the different religious groups. The President must be a Christian, the Prime Minister is a Sunni Muslim, and the Speaker of the National Assembly is a Shia Muslim. There is a unicameral National Assembly, with 128 seats and members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by majority vote. Assembly members serve 4-year terms and seats are apportioned among the Christian and Muslim denominations. In February of 2014, the current Prime Minister, Tammam Salam, a Sunni Muslim, was chosen; he is also acting President, since the Assembly has been unable to select a President.


The Hezbollah – or “Hizbullah”, meaning “The Party of God,” and sometimes using the cover name of “Islamic Jihad” – militia “has effectively taken over the Lebanese government.” Hezbollah is a Shiite Islamist political party, militant group and designated terrorist organization, which was founded in the 1980’s by Iran. It was originally created to oppose Israel and the West. Hezbollah is funded by Iran, with an estimated $100- 200 million annually.

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