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June 2018

Turkish Elections & Repercussions for U.S.-Turkish Relations

June 26 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Phone Seminar: "Turkish Elections and Repercussions for U.S.-Turkish Relations" Featuring: Dr. Aykan Erdemir Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET) Call-In Number: (712) 432-0075 Participant Code: 397784 Join EMET as our guest expert Dr. Aykan Erdemir discusses the implications of the June 24th Turkish elections called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Leading Turkey since 2002 with the Justice and Development Party (AKP), internally Erdogan has tilted state institutions to his own likening, has targeted political opposition groups, academics, journalists, and the Kurdish minority all while labeling those speaking against his rule as “terrorists.” Erdogan has distanced himself from his short-lived “zero problem with neighbors” policy as he has made more foes than friends in the region. His incursions into Syria targeting US-backed Kurdish forces has created a diminishing of relations with NATO and the United States. In addition, under Erdogan Turkey has pivoted towards Russia by purchasing Russian missiles incompatible with NATO defense systems. Dr. Erdemir will examine the outcome of the elections, what it means for the opposition groups attempting…

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July 2018

Future of US-Turkish Relations After Erdogan’s Victory

July 11 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20515 United States + Google Map

"The Future of US-Turkish Relations After Erdogan’s Victory" Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET) Rayburn House Office Building Room 2045 Lunch to be served. All dietary laws observed. RSVP Join EMET on Capitol Hill as we host Congressman Gus Bilirakis, FDD scholar and former Turkish parliament member Dr. Aykan Erdemir, the pro-Kurdish opposition US representative of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Giran Ozcan, and EMET’s Director of the Kurdistan Project, Diliman Abdulkader. The panel will be moderated by EMET founder and President Sarah Stern. Our panel will analyze the implications of the June 24th Turkish elections called by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Leading Turkey since 2002 with the Justice and Development Party (AKP), internally Erdogan has tilted state institutions to further solidify his position, he has targeted political opposition groups, academics, journalists, and the Kurdish minority all while labeling those speaking against his rule as “terrorists.” Erdogan has distanced himself from his short-lived “zero problem with neighbors” policy as he has made more foes than friends…

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Movie Screening: The Fight Of Our Lives

July 11 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20515 United States + Google Map

The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) and the Center for Security Policy (CSP) Invite You to a Film Screening: "The Fight of Our Lives - Defeating the Ideological War Against the West" Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building Room 2456 Washington, D.C. Popcorn & beer to be served. All dietary laws reserved. RSVP Please join EMET and CSP for a film screening of The Fight of Our Lives – Defeating the Ideological War Against the West.  The film examines the internal and external threats facing the West. The cast of distinguished scholars and experts trace the emergence of anti-Western ideas and movements, and their subsequent penetration into Western academia, politics, and society.  This powerful documentary conveys eloquent messages of determination, focus, and calls to action. The screening will include a conversation with Gloria Z. Greenfield, the award-winning producer and director of the documentary.

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Event on Capitol Hill: “Potential Israeli Sovereignty over the Golan Heights”

July 23 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Ave, between First Ave. NW and South Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20515 United States
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The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) Invites You to a Seminar on Capitol Hill: "Potential Israeli Sovereignty over the Golan Heights" Featuring: Monday, July 23th, 2018 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building Room 2043 Washington, D.C. Lunch to be provided. All dietary laws observed. For those of you who are unable to attend, please watch LIVE on EMET's Facebook page!   CLICK HERE TO RSVP   On Monday, Syria claimed to capture a key position overlooking the Golan Heights – an area in the northeastern part of Israel that was taken by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during the 1967 Six-Day War.  In May, Iranian forces fired rockets from Syria targeting the Golan Heights, and Iran and its proxy Shi’ite militia groups are expanding their presence in southwestern Syria, attempting to establish military bases on the border.  The Iranian expansion-backed by the Assad Regime- could be catastrophic; the Golan Heights provides Israel with a strategic advantage, and if Israel was attacked from Syria, the Golan Heights would give the Israeli…

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August 2018

“What to Expect from the Upcoming Peace Process”

August 8 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Ave, between First Ave. NW and South Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20515 United States
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building Room 2168 Washington, D.C. Lunch to be provided. All dietary laws observed. For those of you who are unable to attend, please watch LIVE on EMET's Facebook page! RSVP Frequent reports have been surfacing that the administration is working on unveiling a new “Peace Plan” between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Many details about this plan have remained deeply concealed, but what is known is that the administration would like to make “an ultimate deal." Various reports have cited the involvement of the United Nations and Egypt, a temporary ceasefire (a “Hudna”) and not a sustainable peace between Hamas and Israel, a reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas with Fatah taking control of Gaza, the opening to Gaza of the Rafa Crossing in Egypt and the Keren Shalom in Israel, and (most dangerously), the buildup of Gaza’s infrastructure with a port for Gaza. To shed some light on this issue, we have three of the world’s most distinguished experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,…

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September 2018

9/11 Memorial Phone Seminar

September 12 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  The Endowment for Middle East Truth invites you to: "9/11 Memorial Phone Seminar" Wednesday, September 12, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00p.m. (Eastern Time)Call-In Number (712) 432-0075 Participant Code: 397784   Please join our call as we remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Featuring: On the seventeenth anniversary of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, the United States and the Western world face the same threat by genocidal Islamic terrorists that were responsible for the death of 3,000 Americans on U.S. soil. Since 9/11, al-Qaeda and other Islamist terror groups have struck the U.S. multiple times, in Boston, MA, San Bernardino, CA, and in Orlando, FL, among other places.  Some of the terrorists involved in these attacks first became radicalized through the efforts of the Islamist group called the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).  The MB, which originated in Egypt, seeks to establish a worldwide Islamic Caliphate, and advocates for violent terrorism.  It has spread its tentacles throughout the world, including to the U.S., where it has a number of front groups including…

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October 2018

Looking Back After 25 Years: Lessons from the Oslo Accords

October 5 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Rayburn House Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20515 United States + Google Map

The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) Invites You to a Seminar on Capitol Hill: "Looking Back After 25 Years: Lessons to be Learned from the Oslo Accords" Featuring Guest Speakers: Friday, October 5, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building Room 2045 Washington, D.C. Lunch to be provided. All dietary laws observed. For those of you who are unable to attend, please watch LIVE on EMET's Facebook page! RSVP September 13th marked a quarter of a century since the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House Lawn. When the accords were signed, Israel agreed to the “land for peace” formulation, wherein the Israelis were to give up something very real and tangible - strategic territory - in exchange for empty words and promises. The "land for peace" paradigm has sorely failed. Israel's efforts towards peace since Olso, including the Hebron Agreement, the Wye River Accords, Taba, the Camp David Summit, and the painful, unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005, were only met with increased terrorism. The Palestinian…

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Phone Seminar: “The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi”

October 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Endowment for Middle East Truth invites you to: "The Disappearance and Probable Murder of Jamal Khashoggi" Call-In Number (712) 432-0075 Participant Code: 397784 Recently, Jamal Khashoggi, a citizen of Saudi Arabia and a resident of the U.S., walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, intending to get paperwork that would allow him to marry his Turkish fiancée. He hasn't been seen in public since. Khashoggi was a former Saudi royal insider who became a critic of the current Saudi leadership, especially Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In the U.S., Khashoggi became a columnist for the Washington Post. Saudi Arabia has claimed that Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed. However, Turkish authorities claim they have audio and visual evidence that shows Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed inside the consulate in Istanbul. According to CNN, a foreign intelligence service has found the nature of the evidence, which was provided in a briefing from Turkish officials, to be "shocking and disgusting." The Washington Post has reported of that evidence…

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November 2018

“The Jamal Khashoggi Affair as a Backdrop to the Regional Power Play in the Middle East”

November 20 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) Invites You to a Seminar on Capitol Hill: "The Jamal Khashoggi Affair as a Backdrop to the Regional Power Play in the Middle East” U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center Room: SVC 203-02 Washington, D.C. Lunch to be provided. All dietary laws observed. For those of you who are unable to attend, please watch LIVE on EMET's Facebook page! RSVP The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has drawn renewed attention to the systemic human rights abuses that pervade Saudi Arabia and the region. Notwithstanding Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reputation as a reformer, he continues to preside over a repressive regime that denies fundamental rights to its people. At the same time, Saudi rivals like Turkey and Iran brutally suppress dissent even as they criticize Riyadh for engaging in similar conduct. Indeed, the murder of Khashoggi has provided Turkey’s strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the world’s top jailer of journalists, an opportunity to revamp his tarnished image by presenting himself as a champion of press freedoms and human rights. The Turkish…

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Phone Seminar: “Lessons to be Learned from the Latest Round of Violence in Gaza”

November 26 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

“Lessons to be Learned from the Latest Round of Violence in Gaza" Monday, November 26th, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00p.m. (Eastern Time) Call-In Number (712) 432-0075 Participant Code: 397784  Featured guest speaker: Professor Efraim Inbar On November 11th, Hamas terrorists killed IDF Lieutenant-Colonel M in southern Gaza Strip during a covert Israeli operation, marking the first death of an Israeli officer since Operation Protection Edge in 2014.  Starting the very next day, during a period of only 24 hours, terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched more than 460 rockets into Southern Israel, and approximately 100 of them were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system. While the majority of rockets fell into open territory, others fell into Sderot, Ashkelon, and other Gaza border communities, resulting in the death of a 48-year-old Palestinian man, and more than 50 people injured. The IDF, in response, struck more than 160 terror targets in the Gaza Strip, including tunnels created by Hamas to use to infiltrate and carry out attacks in Israel, and four military…

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