updated 4/5/2011 5:46:04 AM ET 2011-04-05T09:46:04

Sarah Stern, the President and Founder of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, (EMET) is available to comment about Tuesday's scheduled visit of Israel's President, Shimon Peres, to the White House. 

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sarah Stern, the President and Founder of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, (EMET)  is available to comment about Tuesday's scheduled visit of Israel's President, Shimon Peres, to the White House.  Stern is available to comment on the following statements, culled from recent conversations with EMET supporters, and a recent article that can be found here: http://emetonline.org/index.php?/articles/serious_soul_searching1

The need for Israel's security to always be considered and discussed, "The world must  consider that Israel is only 9 miles wide at its waste.  You can compare a drive from the West Bank, to the Mediterranean to driving from a suburban Maryland suburb to the Washington, D.C. border. Israel's a small nation."

"We must never forget that residential areas of Gaza, even children's playgrounds, have become launching sites of terrorist rockets which hit Israeli towns and Israeli children's  playgrounds. Giving "land for peace" has not been the solution that the West had hoped it  would be."

Jews and Israelis (whether Druid, Arab, Muslim and Christians) have a right to live in the Jewish State of Israel. "The Oslo Accords, beginning with the declaration of principles signed  on the White House lawn 17½ years ago, obligates the Palestinians to cease incitement  against Israel. Yet, Palestinian-published textbooks and television programs continue to demonize Jews, glorify terrorism, honor terrorists past and present and call for attacks on  Jews."

Stern is also available to comment on what is sure to be discussed: This September's UN General Assembly annual conclave in New York.   At this time the UN Security Council is expected to vote on Palestinian statehood—and if the issue passes the Security Council,  the UN General Assembly takes on the issue.  

Stern is also available to comment on South African jurist, Richard Goldstone, and his retraction of a statement that he made in a controversial U.N. report which said that Israel intentionally killed Gazans, during the war of 2008-2009. "We know a lot more today about what happened in the Gaza war of 2008-09 than we did when I chaired the fact-finding mission" that produced his report, Goldstone wrote in a Washington Post opinion piece. The 2009 "Goldstone Report" found evidence of alleged war crimes by both Israel and Hamas –as a result Israel has had 400 independent investigations into the allegations; while Hamas has had none.

Please contact Rita Rich at 301.404.9609 or EMETPR@gmail.com should you wish to talk with Sarah Stern. 

The Endowment for Middle East Truth, (EMET), is a Pro-Israel, Pro-American think-tank and policy shop that specializes in educating policy-makers and their staffs regarding the threat radical Islam poses to Western world, and how Israel is on the frontlines in this battle. EMET is on Capitol Hill every week, working directly with staffers and members of Congress. They write and publish a newsletter, and articles for periodicals and conduct frequent seminars on Capitol Hill, where they bring in their "brain trust" of the brightest and the best scholars, analysts, journalists and authors.

President and founder Sarah Stern,  before beginning EMET, served as Director of the Office of Legislative and Governmental Affairs of the American Jewish Congress (2004-April 2006). She also served as National Policy Coordinator, for the Zionist Organization of America (1998-2004).

Sarah played a major role in the drafting and passage of many pieces of legislation, including the Syria Accountability Act, the Koby Mandell Act, the US-Israel Alternative Energy Cooperation Act, the resolution in support of Israel's security fence, and modifications to some legislation that relates to the teaching of Middle Eastern Studies to try to achieve a more balanced curriculum on college campuses. She has worked on many complex issues facing the Middle East.

Sarah has testified before a Senate Working Group about the treatment of religious minorities by the Palestinian Authority, and has testified before the United States Commission on Civil Rights on anti-Semitism on college campuses. 

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