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Co-Sponsors: Center for Security Policy, The Investigative Project on Terrorism, Concerned Women for America LAC, Americans for Peace & Tolerance, Americans for a Safe Israel, Stand With Us, JCC Watch, ACT for America, CUFI Action Fund, Iron Dome Alliance
Michael Pregent Executive Director at Veterans Against the Deal, Former Intelligence Officer, Embedded Military Advisor, and Paratrooper
Sgt. Robert Bartlett (ret.) who was wounded in Iraq in 2005,
Brian Mast served our country as a soldier in the U.S. Army for 12 years. Brian’s service also included the honor of serving under the elite Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) as a bomb disposal expert. Working under JSOC meant that Brian fought at the tip of the spear for the U.S. military in the ongoing war against radical Islamic terrorism. While on his last deployment in Afghanistan, Mast was tasked with protecting his brothers from improvised explosive devices (IED’s) on a nightly basis. While he was able to detect and destroy most of these IED’s, the very last IED Mast found resulted in him sustaining catastrophic injuries, which included the loss of both his legs.
Ken Stethem is a Navy Seal (ret.), an American hero, and a great patriot, whose brother Robert Stethem was brutally murdered by Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists when they hijacked TWA flight 847 in 1985. Because he was wearing a uniform of the United States of America, Robert was specifically singled out by these Iranian backed terrorists, to be brutally tortured before they put a gun to his head.
Sarah Stern Founder & President of EMET an unabashedly pro-Israel and pro-America think tank and policy shop in Washington DC. Sarah has more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill, and has helped to draft and pass many pieces of legislation, speeches and congressional resolutions. Sarah is the editor and author of the highly acclaimed book, “Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamist Terrorist Network: America and the West’s Fatal Embrace.” Additionally, she is the author of one novel, “Cherished Illusions,” (2005, Balfour Books), and has written a chapter in Frank Gaffney’s widely acclaimed book, “War Footing” (Naval Press. 2006).
R. James Woolsey is a Venture Partner with Lux Capital Management. He also Chairs the Board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Mr. Woolsey previously served in the U.S. Government on five different occasions, where he held Presidential appointments in two Republican and two Democratic administrations, most recently (1993-95) as Director of Central Intelligence. From July 2002 to March 2008 Mr. Woolsey was a Vice President and officer of Booz Allen Hamilton, and then a Venture Partner with VantagePoint Venture Partners of San Bruno, California until January 2011. He was also previously a partner at the law firm of Shea & Gardner in Washington, DC, now Goodwin Procter, where he practiced for 22 years in the fields of civil litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
Gold Star Mother, Saundra Flanagan is the mother of Kevin Rux, who was an electronics warfare technician on the USS Cole. He was killed in the 2000 al-Qaeda bombing of a US Navy destroyer in Yemen.
Dr. Michael Ledeen is the Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD). Dr. Ledeen is an internationally renowned scholar, is a highly regarded expert on Iran’s Green Movement and maintains close ties to opposition groups inside Iran. His scholarship on Iraq, terrorism and international security have been sought after by those in and out of government and the intelligence community, the media and policy influencers.
Penny Nance is the CEO and President of Concerned Women for America LAC. She is an outspoken voice for America’s support for Israel.
Gary Bauer Head of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Action Fund.
Manda Zand Ervin came to United States as a political refugee on June 17th, 1980 and is the founder and president of the Alliance of Iranian Women, a group which has deep connections within the Iranian diaspora and within Iran. As the head of the Alliance of Iranian Women, Mrs. Ervin works to bring the West’s attention to the plight of Iranian women under Islamic Sharia laws.
Jeff Ballabon is the Chairman of the Iron Dome Alliance and the Washington Representative of the American Families of Terror Victims.
Lauri Regan President of EMET’s New York Chapter