Review Category : Terrorism

Trump, Abbas and the Repeating Themes of the Middle East Peace Process

Recently, the current Palestinian Authority (PA) President-for-Life, crooked politician, and reigning Holocaust denier, Mahmood Abbas, met with President Trump in Washington D.C. The two discussed the prospects for “peace negotiations” between the PA and Israel. Trump seemed optimistic about these prospects; apparently, the PA’s recent decision to boost the financial rewards they give to the Palestinian terrorists and the families of these terrorists, has, in no way, chilled his enthusiasm.

The fact that Abbas flagrantly lied at the podium about his regime’s continued incitement of the Palestinians and the unique “occupation” of Palestinian land by the Israelis also is unlikely to slow the Trump administration’s peacemaking fervor.

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Trump Administration Seeks to Bring Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi to Justice

The Trump administration has taken a huge step in getting back U.S. power prestige in the Middle East.

On March 14, 2017, a criminal complaint was unsealed charging Palestinian terrorist Ahlam Tamimi with conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against U.S. nationals outside the U.S., resulting in death. Also unsealed was a warrant for Tamimi’s arrest and an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint and arrest warrant. There was also an extradition request to Jordan.

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More than just a matter of justice

On Aug. 9, 2001, Ahlam Tamimi dropped Izz al-Din Shuheil al-Masri off at the Sbarro pizza restaurant on the intersection of King George Street and Jaffa Road on the western side of Jerusalem. Izz al-Din calmly ate his lunch and then detonated a bomb, killing himself and taking with him 15 innocent diners. Among them were two American citizens, the pregnant Judith Greenbaum, 31, and 15-year-old Malki Roth.

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Stop this “Pay for Slay” Insanity

Taylor Force was an American hero who had his entire life in front of him. This tall, dark, handsome graduate student from Vanderbilt University had completed two tours of duty with the United States army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ironically, Taylor come back from both of these war zones completely unscathed, only to be stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist, as he was walking close to the beach in Tel Aviv.

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Press Release: EMET Applauds the U.S. Justice Department for Filing Criminal Charges Against Palestinian Terrorist Ahlam Tamimie

EMET Applauds the U.S. Justice Department for Filing Criminal Charges Against Palestinian Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi

The Justice Department also Seeks Extradition of the Terrorist from Jordan

(March 15, 2017, Washington, DC) Today, the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) praised the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to publicly charge Palestinian terrorist Ahlam Tamimi. Ahlam Tamimi planned and implemented a bombing that killed and injured American citizens in a Sbarro Pizzeria in Jerusalem in 2001. This is the first and necessary step in achieving justice for the American victims of her terrorism.

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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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