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Max Blumenthal reports:

At the April event, Wilders's seamless fusion of anti-Muslim bombast and pro-Israel cant was gratefully received by the Gatestone Institute’s founder and director, Nina Rosenwald, whom he acknowledged at the top of his jeremiad as another of his good friends. An heiress to the Sears Roebuck fortune, Rosenwald spreads her millions through the William Rosenwald Family Fund, a nonprofit foundation named for her father, a famed Jewish philanthropist who created the United Jewish Appeal in 1939. His daughter’s focus is more explicitly political. According to a report by the Center for American Progress titled “Fear Inc.,” Rosenwald and her sister Elizabeth Varet, who also directs the family foundation, have donated more than $2.8 million since 2000 to “organizations that fan the flames of Islamophobia.”
Besides funding a Who’s Who of anti-Muslim outfits, Rosenwald has served on the board of AIPAC, the central arm of America’s Israel lobby, and holds leadership roles in a host of mainstream pro-Israel organizations. As groups like AIPAC lead the charge for a US military strike on the Islamic Republic of Iran, threatening to turn apocalyptic visions of civilizational warfare into catastrophic reality, Rosenwald's wealth has fueled a rapidly emerging alliance between the pro-Israel mainstream and the Islamophobic fringe. (In 2003 alone the Rosenwald Family Fund donated well over half of its $1.6 million in total contributions to pro-Israel and Islamophobic organizations.) This alliance serves to sanitize and legitimize professional anti-Muslim bigots like Wilders, allowing their ideas to mingle easily with those of neoconservative foreign policy heavyweights intent on promoting the appearance of a convergence between US and Israeli interests by invoking the specter of a common “Islamofascist” enemy. With Gatestone—which publicizes the writings of figures ranging from pro-Israel super-lawyer Alan Dershowitz to “counter-jihad” propagandist Robert Spencer, and boasts Harold Rhode, a neoconservative former Pentagon official credited, as a senior fellow, with helping to try to push the Bush administration to invade Iraq—Rosenwald has attempted to shift the alliance into overdrive.[1]

Senior Staff

NY Senior Editors and Senior Advisors
Senior Editors
Paul Belien Taylor Dinerman Soeren Kern
Senior Advisors
Khaled Abu Toameh Hagai Mazuz Guy Millie're
Christine Williams Mudar Zahran
Distinguished Senior Fellows
Claire Berlinski Tarek Heggy Soeren Kern
Harold Rhode
Source: Gatestone: Editors Accessed: 27 June 2012


Hani Abbas Pierre Akel Irfan Al-Alawi
Ahmad al-Baghdadi Wajeha al-Huwaider Author Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
Sami Alrabaa Ali Alyami Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia Eli Amarilyo
Dan Aridor Ahmed El Aswany Daniel Atzori
Benny Avni Expert on the UNited Nations Hani Bader Julien Balkany
Sulafa Ballool Shmuel Bar Director of Studies at the Institute for Policy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya Zeyno Baran Senior Fellow, Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, Hudson Institute
Amr Bargisi Bruce Bawer Anne Bayefsky Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
David Bedein Elias Bejjani Expert on Canadian-Lebanese Human Rights Paul Belien Stonegate Institute
Ted Belman Expert on the Middle East, Based in Israel John Berlau Claire Berlinski Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute
Michelle D. Bernard The Examiner John R. Bolton Elio Bonazzi Italian Political Scientist and Scholar
Andrew Bostom Author Joseph Bottum Madeline Brooks
Shoshana Bryen Richard Butrick Soner Cagaptay Senior Fellow, Expert on Turkey, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Yigal Carmon President, The Middle East Media Research Institute Sebastien Castellion Author, Expert on Spain Will Cathcart
Thomas More Law Center Gordon G. Chang Author of The Coming Collapse of China Ahmed Charai Chairman of Med Radio, Morocco
Human Rights in China Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Editor & Publisher, Weekly Blitz, and an expert on Bangladesh and Islam Amel Chraibi
Aidan Clay International Christian Concern Marc Cogen Professor of International Law, Ghent University Efraim Cohen
The Centre for Social Cohesion Alexandra Colen Valentina Colombo European University, Rome and European Foundation for Democracy
Irwin Cotler Richard L. Cravatts Boston University Michael Curtis
Adam Daifallah Nonie Darwish Peter Day author
Simon Deng Alan M. Dershowitz Dan Diker
Taylor Dinerman Expert on the Military and National Security Ardeshir Dolat Expert on the Middle East and Iran, and Turkey Mark Durie
Mahmoud Dweik Arieh Eldad Hassan Elsawaf
Steven Emerson Exec. Dir., The Investigative Project on Terrorism Manda Zand Ervin Mallory Factor
Douglas J. Feith Fabio Rafael Fiallo Joel Fishman Columnist
Barbara Press Fix Fjordman Lawrence A. Franklin
Seth J. Frantzman Ronnie Fraser Director, Academic Friends of Israel Charles Gasparino
Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Israel National News Farid Ghadry Journalist Joshua Gleis Visiting Scholar, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies
Kemal Göktas Dore Gold President, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs David P. Goldman Asia Times Online
Brooke Goldstein Katherine Cornell Gorka Exec. Dir., Westminster Institute Sebastian L. v. Gorka Strategic Advisers Group of the Atlantic Council
David Green Diana Gregor Alex Grobman
Tom Gross Journalist AK Group N. M. Guariglia Foreign Policy Analyst and Columnist
Olivier Guitta Adjunct Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies Suleyman Gultekin Mohshin Habib
Ramzi Abu Hadid Thor Halvorssen Founder, The Oslo Freedom Forum Kamal Hasani
Geng He Lars Hedegaard Danish Free Press Society Tarek Heggy
Gunnar Heinsohn Raphael Lemkin Institute, University of Bremen Eli E. Hertz Anne Herzberg
Katrine Winkel Holm Chief Editor of Andrea Loquenzi Holzer Italian Journalist and Research Fellow, The Magna Carta Foundation Sharon Hom Exec. Dir., Human Rights in China
David Horowitz Peter Huessy Daniel Huff
Raymond Ibrahim Journalist and Author Youssef M. Ibrahim Amil Imani Journalist
Jeffrey Imm Jabr Al Jabouri Journalist Hisham Jarallah
M. Zuhdi Jasser President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy Aymenn Jawad Alexander Joffe
Scott W. Johnson Minneapolis Attorney and Contributor to PowerLine Blog Yola Habif Johnston Director, Foundations and Community Outreach, JINSA Avi Jorisch American Foreign Policy Council
Lawrence Kadish Philippe Karsenty Media-Ratings : la Première Agence de Notation des Mèdias Efraim Karsh
Jean-Pierre Katrib Human Rights Activist and Political Analyst, Beirut William Katz Editor, Urgent Agenda Joe Kaufman Americans Against Hate
Jonathan Kay Nibras Kazimi Mordechai Kedar Professor, Bar-Ilan University
Soeren Kern Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Relations at the Madrid-based Strategic Studies Group David Keyes Director, and Coordinator of Democracy Programs at the Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies Hassan Khader
Mehdi Khalaji Journalist M. A. Khan Riaz Khan Journalist
Omar Khatib Martin Kramer Wexler-Fromer Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy Rita Kramer Author
Arlene Kushner Journalist and Author, Center for Near East Policy Research Samia Labidi Journalist and Author Naomi Lakritz Journalist, The Calgary Herald
Thomas Landen Journalist Simone Levinson Bernard Lewis
Herbert I. London President, The Hudson Institute Malcolm Lowe Ying Ma Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution
Shiraz Maher Anna Mahjar-Barducci Journalist David Malpass Encima Global, LLC
Robert Mankin Journalist Itamar Marcus Evelyn Markus Columnist
Rachel Marsden Paul Marshall Peter Martino
Ayman Masri Ryan Mauro Security Analyst Hagai Mazuz Senior Advisor, Stonegate Institute
Andrew McCarthy Betsy McCaughey Jaïs Mehaji
Jillian Melchior Assistant online editor at Commentary Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens Research Fellow, Centre for Social Cohesion Alan Mendoza Henry Jackson Society
Morten Messerschmidt Member of Parliament, Denmark Aaron Eitan Meyer Columnist A. Millar Journalist
Guy Milliere Professor, University of Paris Richard Miniter Amir Mir Journalist
NGO Monitor Khaled Montaser Anne-Elisabeth Moutet Journalist; Deputy Chair, Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute
Abu Muqawama Douglas Murray Director, Centre for Social Cohesion Winfield Myers Journalist
Heba Najeeb Journalist Taslima Nasreen Journalist Fiamma Nirenstein Italian Chamber of Deputies
David Nordell Columnist Josef Olmert Adjunct Professor at American University Arsen Ostrovsky
Baris Pehlivan Daniel Pipes Director, Middle East Forum Center for Islamic Pluralism
Justin Polin Research Assistant, Hudson Institute's Center for National Security Strategies Noah PollakNidra Poller Journalist
Sayed Mahmoud El Qemany Journalist
Shireen Qudosi Ahmed Rashid Author Abdel Jabbar Rawashdeh
Raheel Raza Anne-Marie Revcolevschi President of the Aladdin project Harold Rhode Senior Fellow, Stonegate Institute
Kamal Richa Saudi Human Rights The Gulf Center for Human Rights
David Roberts Asaf Romirowsky Steven J. Rosen
John Rosenthal Journalist Nina Rosenwald Barry Rubin Director, Global Research in International Affairs Center (GLORIA)
Michael Rubin American Enterprise Institute David J. Rusin Leslie J. Sacks
Nicholas Saidel Franck Salameh Boston College Abdel Karim Saleh
Elizabeth Samson Visiting Fellow, Hudson Institute Ibrahim Sayyed Jonathan Schanzer VP of research, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Gabriel Scheinmann Steve Schippert Stephen Suleyman Schwartz Exec. Dir., Center for Islamic Pluralism
Roger Scruton Journalist Abdel Karim Shalabi Natan Sharansky
Nina Shea Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute Mark Silverberg Foreign Policy Analyst, Ariel Center for Policy Research Steven Simpson
Veli Sirin German Director, Center for Islamic Pluralism Jeremy Slater Lee Smith Journalist
Ann Snyder The Legal Project (Middle East Forum) Henry Jackson Society Lord Soley
Robert Spencer Gideon Spitzer Shelby Steele
Gerald M. Steinberg Exec. Dir., NGO Monitor Cinnamon Stillwell Fadha Sultan
Wafa Sultan Michael Sussman Reform Party of Syria
Eli Tabori Author Amir Taheri Abdulwahab Talabani Columnist, Reform Party of Syria
Tuvia Tenenbom Emma Thompson Tiberge Journalist
Kenneth R. Timmerman Khaled Abu Toameh Journalist Ali Uyanik
Robert Verkaik Journalist Jorge Verstrynge Peter J. Wallison Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Diana West Journalist Kurt Westergaard Geert Wilders Member of Parliament, The Netherlands
Christine Williams Robert S. Wistrich Director, Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
John Wohlstetter Moshe Ya'alon Journalist and Author Kamal Yazigi
Bat Ye'or Ben-Dror Yemini Senior Editorialist, Maariv Michael Young Opinion Editor, The Daily Star (Beirut)
Mudar Zahran Supna Zaidi Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi Activist and Iran Analyst
Manda Zand-Ervin Nan Jacques Zilberdik Dexter Van Zile
Jalal Zuberi
Gatestone Institute: Columnists Accessed 27 June 2012




  1. Max Blumenthal, The Sugar Mama of Anti-Muslim Hate, The Nation, 13 June 2012.