Thursday, November 8, 2012
“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth….For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.”
— Patrick Henry, 1775
I have been working on the Middle East for 37 years and never in all that time has there been such turmoil and so many simultaneous crises as there are today. Our work has become urgent and important not only because these problems are so great but since so few people can effectively explain them.
The situation leaves us no choice but to work harder, spread the truth more effectively, and reach more minds. There will be a natural trend now for even more people to repeat the views that are so powerful and popular yet are nevertheless dead wrong about what’s happening in the Middle East.
We have difficult years to face now. Yet our task is to survive and flourish nonetheless, and there are ways to do so. Accurate information and analysis is vital both for choosing our strategy and as nourishment for our spirits.
I’m asking you to help the GLORIA Center by making a tax-deductible contribution before the end of the calendar year. I’d be happy to discuss this with you, both to explain further about the GLORIA Center’s work and plans as well to respond to any questions you might have on the situation in the region.
Our work involves writing and speaking to reach the public as well as briefing a wide range of decision-makers, opinion-makers, and activists to whom decades of work and a respected reputation give us access.
Our expertise is sought after by government officials from all over the world, our assistance is in high demand by advocacy organizations, and we are building relationships with opposition movements in other countries which are horrified by the spread of radical forces which are also anti-American and antisemitic.
This year, we produced Israel: An Introduction, the first comprehensive look at all aspects of the Jewish state. Next year we will publish a game-changing book, Nazis, Islamists, and the Making of the Modern Middle East, which uses thousands of pages of just-released government documents to show the true story and lasting impact of the Nazi era on this region. Both are from Yale University Press.
You know the cause; you know the challenge. I ask for your participation in this struggle that affects us all.
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