Middle East Monitor

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Middle East Monitor
Middle East Monitor (MEMO) Logo.png
Founded 1 July 2009
Location
Product Translation and original analysis services
Method Media monitoring
Slogan "Creating New Perspectives"
Website middleeastmonitor.com

The Middle East Monitor (MEMO) is a not-for-profit[1] press monitoring organisation, founded on 1 July 2009.[2] MEMO is largely focused on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, but writes about other issues in the Middle East as well.

Staff

The staff and contributors of MEMO include Daud Abdullah, Ibrahim Hewitt and Ben White. One of MEMO's honorary advisers is Tariq Ramadan, an Oxford University lecturer and grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna.[3]

MEMO Publishers

MEMO Publishers is a venture by the Middle East Monitor, with the first book published in June 2012. It publishes a range of authors who write about the Middle East, as well as providing a platform for up and coming writers to share their work about the region.[4] It has a Spanish edition.[5]

Criticism

According to Ehud Rosen, MEMO generally supports Islamist positions within Palestinian politics.[6] According to Andrew Gilligan, the Middle East Monitor promotes a strongly pro-Muslim Brotherhood and pro-Hamas viewpoint.[7]

Anshel Pfeffer described MEMO as a "conspiracy theory-peddling anti-Israel organisation".[8]

MEMO has been called antisemitic by Community Security Trust, an organisation for security for the Jewish community in the UK.[9][10]

References

  1. ^ "Annual Highlights". MEMO. 2014. p. 2. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "About Middle East Monitor: Page Info". MEMO. 
  3. ^ "About Us". MEMO. 
  4. ^ "About Us". MEMO Publishers. 
  5. ^ "Monitor De Oriente - Middle East Monitor - Espanol". MEMO. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Ehud Rosen (2010). Mapping the Organizational Sources of the Global Delegitimization Campaign against Israel in the UK (PDF). Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. pp. 33–35. ISBN 978-965-218-094-0. 
  7. ^ "How the Muslim Brotherhood fits into a network of extremism". The Daily Telegraph. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Pfeffer, Anshel (20 July 2015). "Loony-left Front-runner for Britain's Labour Leader Gives anti-Zionism a Bad Name". Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Dual Loyalty Memo". Community Security Trust. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "UK Jews wary over Labour candidate's support for Hamas, Hezbollah". The Times of Israel. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2017. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Spanish edition
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