Israel / Palestine in U.S. media
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I’m told that MEMRI, which has its origins in Israeli military intelligence , has put out a statement doubting that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ever issued a fatwa forbidding nuclear weapons. (MEMRI claims to be a 501(c)3 non-profit but is actually an effort to cherry-pick Middle Eastern news to present the most negative face of the Arab world to Americans so as to prejudice them in favor of Israel; in this case it is just doing propaganda).
For some time now, I have been receiving small gifts from a generous institute in the United States. The gifts are high-quality translations of articles from Arabic newspapers which the institute sends to me by email every few days, entirely free-of-charge. The emails also go to politicians and academics, as well as to lots of other journalists.
Please note: IPS Right Web neither represents nor endorses any of the individuals or groups profiled on this site. The Middle East Forum (MEF) is a controversial Philadelphia-based policy institute founded by Daniel Pipes that is notorious for attacking academics in the United States who disagree with its hardline view of Israeli security and Middle East politics. In an early mission statement, MEF claimed “to define and promote American interests in the Middle East," in part by "fighting radical Islam, whether terroristic or lawful.”  As of November 2011, MEF’s mission statement read: “The Middle East Forum promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects the Constitutional order from Middle Eastern threats.
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