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Reliable Sources for Information on the Middle East

Part V

The Jewish Leadership Project (https://jewishleadershipproject.org/)

“Jewish Americans are living in a state of siege. Nearly every Jewish institution in America now employs security. College campuses have become hostile territory for Jewish students. Jews have been murdered in Pittsburgh, San Diego, Monsey and Jersey City, stabbed in Boston, beaten on the streets of Brooklyn, bullied and harassed in the universities, defamed by The New York Times and CNN, and maligned in the US Congress.

“The assault comes not only from white supremacists but also from left-wing ideologues, Black radicals and Islamic supremacists, yet mainstream Jewish leaders and establishment organizations have failed to understand the nature of the new Jew-hatred and are reluctant to fully acknowledge, much less vigorously combat, those sources of Jew-hatred for fear of being branded politically incorrect. In fact, rather than fight, they prefer to ignore these threats.

This is not the country we grew up in. The Jewish community is under siege. Most mainstream Jewish leaders cannot break out of their failed ideological strait jackets and explore new thinking.

“To win there must be a paradigm shift within the Jewish establishment.

  • Strong Jewish Leaders: Place the safety of the Jewish community above any personal political ideology. Understand there is no future for American Jewry without a coherent Jewish identity and a strong Israel. Understand that Jews need allies, but also must be strong and command respect. Understand the nature of identity politics and related power dynamics. Are proud Jews rooted in reality, not utopian fantasies.
  • Jewish Leaders Must: Declare a state of emergency and mobilize the community. Prioritize Jewish communal resources. Build alliances based on mutual interests and honest reciprocity. Educate the public about the nature of Jew-hatred, deconstruct poisonous academic social theories that demonize Jews. Experiment with alternative solutions to find what is effective.”

The Pulse of Israel (https://pulseofisrael.com/about/)

“The Pulse of Israel is a project of the 12Tribe Films Foundation. It features high-quality short videos with VIP personalities that entertain, inspire and educate about Israel.

“The heart of all of the shows is a solid dedication to the truth. This is not the place for political correctness. The Pulse of Israel aims to cut through the noise and influence public opinion by amplifying the truth vis-a-vis current events in the State of Israel and the world.

“Hear what is really going on, beyond the headlines, with Israel and the Jewish people.

“We encourage you to share, comment, engage, and support the work we do.”

Pulse of Israel Conference: Unmasking Jew-Hatred Within the Palestinian National Movement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cNsmMNdYkw)

Connecting the Pieces of ‘Palestinian Antisemitism’ (https://bit.ly/3HCZ282)

American Center for Democracy (https://acdemocracy.org/)

“The American Center for Democracy is an independent not for profit 501(c)(3) organization that does not accept contributions from the U.S. or foreign governments.

“The American Center for Democracy, a research and education center, is dedicated to exposing and monitoring the enemies of individual freedom and democracy. We identify political, economic, cultural and security threats to the United States from within and without. We provide knowledge-based analysis and risk assessment on national and international threats in articles, white papers, a blog, and on- and off-the-record specialized briefings and wargaming.

“We identify strategies used by radical regimes and movements to subvert Judeo-Christian based Western democratic systems, Americans’ constitutional rights, and political and economic freedoms.

“ACD’s Economic Warfare Institute includes a Threatcon (threat readiness condition) program. It examines the threats and vulnerabilities of the U.S. Cyberspace, Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT and GPS), physical attacks, as well as WMD and WME and the impact of such threats to U.S. economy and national security including the civilian infrastructure, communication, the electric grid, financial markets, and other industries. We also identify and analyze strategies behind the spread of Islamic radicalization, ‘Political Islam,’ antisemitism and methods of disinformation.

“We follow the money trail of radical Islamist and domestic and foreign anti-American groups. We draft new policies to address these problems and look for new methods to mitigate and counter them and brief legislators and leaders of the public and private sectors.”

Jewish Policy Center (https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/)

“The Jewish Policy Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides timely perspectives and analysis of foreign and domestic policies by leading scholars, academics and commentators.

“The JPC passionately supports a strong American defense capability, U.S.-Israel security cooperation, and missile defense. We support Israel in its quest for legitimacy and security.”

Middle East Forum (https://www.meforum.org)

“The Middle East Forum, a think tank founded in 1994 by Daniel Pipes, promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects Western values from Middle Eastern threats. In the Middle East, we focus on ways to defeat radical Islam; work for Palestinian acceptance of Israel; develop strategies to contain Iran; and deal with the great advances of anarchy. Domestically, the Forum emphasizes the danger of lawful Islamism; protects the freedoms of anti-Islamist authors, activists, and publishers; and works to improve Middle East studies.”

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (https://besacenter.org/)

The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (also known by its acronym, the BESA Center) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank conducting policy-relevant research on Middle Eastern and global strategic affairs, particularly as they relate to the national security and foreign policy of Israel and regional peace and stability.

BESA Center publications and policy recommendations are directed towards senior Israeli decision-makers in military and civilian life, the defense and foreign affairs establishments in Israel and abroad, the diplomatic corps, the press, the academic community, leaders of Jewish communities around the world, and the educated public.

The center sponsors conferences, lectures and briefings for international and local audiences, bringing together leading experts from academia and public life from both Israel and abroad. The center has developed cooperative relations with leading strategic research institutes throughout the world, from Ankara to Washington and from London to Seoul. The Center conducts specialized research on contract to the Israeli foreign affairs and defense establishment, and for NATO.

Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) (https://www.pcpsr.org/)

PSR asserts it “is an independent nonprofit institution and think tank of policy analysis and academic research. PSR was founded with the goal of advancing scholarship and knowledge on immediate issues of concern to Palestinians in three areas: domestic politics and government, strategic analysis and foreign policy, and public opinion polls and survey research.

“PSR research units conduct and organize four types of activities: research and policy analysis, empirical surveys and public opinion polls, task forces and study groups, and meetings and conferences. The units focus on current public policy issues with a special reliance on empirical research as a tool to advance scholarship and understanding.

“PSR is dedicated to promoting objective and nonpartisan research and analysis and to encouraging a better understanding of Palestinian domestic and international environment in an atmosphere of free debate and exchange of ideas. PSR is registered as a nonprofit institution in the Palestinian Ministry of Justice.”

Dr. Alex Grobman is the senior resident scholar at the John C. Danforth Society, a member of the Council of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and on the advisory board of the National Christian Leadership Conference of Israel (NCLCI). He has an MA and PhD in contemporary Jewish history from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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