Sarah Stern

Founder & President

Sarah N. Stern is Founder and President of EMET. Prior to founding EMET, Sarah was the Executive Director for Governmental and Legislative Affairs of the American Jewish Congress, prior to that, she was the National Policy Coordinator of the Zionist Organization of America, and prior to that, she was a National Vice President of WINPAC, a national women’s pro-Israel political action committee. She has been responsible for bringing to the attention of Congress many issues that have resulted in the successful passage of legislation. Some among them include the Koby Mandell Act, which resulted in the  opening of the Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism within the Department of Justice the Taylor Force Act, which resulted in the American government withholding payments to the Palestinians’ “martyrs’ fund” and “prisoners’ fund”, and amendments to Title VI of the Higher Education Act calling for a “wide range of viewpoints and a diversity of perspectives” within the America’s taxpayer funded Middle Eastern Studies programs.

Sarah is well known in Washington, where she regularly meets with members of Congress or their staffers, and while in Israel she meets regularly with members of Knesset, policy makers and thought leaders, there.

Sarah is the author of two books, “Cherished Illusions” a novel, which was published by Balfour Books in 2005, and “Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Terrorist Network: America and the West’s Fatal Embrace”, (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011).  Former National Security Advisor John Bolton said about this book, “Understanding the sources of funding for terrorism is critical to defeating this threat to our way of life. Sarah Stern’s book is required reading on the issue.” And former US Congresswoman, Shelley Berkley, (democrat-Nevada), had said, “The book makes an important contribution toward exposing the dangers posed by the Saudi royal family and their global network.”

She has also written scores of articles that have appeared in The New Republic, The Washington Times, The Hill, American Thinker, Front Page,, The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, Israel HaYom and The Washington Jewish Week, among other publications. Ms. Stern has appeared on CBS’ “Off Script”, MSNBC, Fox News, BuzzFeed and Arutz 7 and I24 News from Israel.

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