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Steven Emerson is considered one of the leading authorities on Islamic extremist networks, financing and operations. He serves as the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, a non-profit organization that serves one of the world's largest storehouses of archival data and intelligence on Islamic and Middle Eastern terrorist groups. Emerson and his staff frequently provide briefings to U.S. government and law enforcement agencies, members of Congress and congressional committees, and print and electronic media on terrorist financing and operational networks of Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and the rest of the worldwide Islamic militant spectrum. Since 9-11, Emerson has been interviewed frequently on all the major television networks and in the national and international print media. The website of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which was started in September 2007, is now considered one of the top counter-terrorism websites in the world and can be accessed at www.investigativeproject.org. Emerson launched The Investigative Project on Terrorism in 1995, following the November 1994 broadcast of his documentary film, "Jihad in America," on public television. The film exposed clandestine operations of militant Islamic terrorist groups on American soil. For the film, Emerson received numerous awards including the George Polk Award for best television documentary, one of the most prestigious awards in journalism. He also received the top prize from the Investigative Reporters and Editors Organization (IRE) for best investigative report in both print and television for the documentary. The award from IRE was the fourth he had received from that group. The documentary, which was featured on 60 Minutes, has become standard viewing for federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations. Emerson is recognized as one of the first terrorism experts to have testified and warned about the threat of Islamic militant networks operating in the United States and their connections worldwide. In a pioneering congressional testimony delivered in 1998, he specifically warned about the threat of Osama Bin Laden's network. Nearly every one of the terrorist suspects and groups first identified in his 1994 film have been indicted, convicted, or deported since 9-11. Emerson is the author or co-author of six books on terrorism and national security, including: "Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S." (Prometheus, 2006) "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us" (The Free Press, 2002) "Terrorist: The Inside Story of the Highest-Ranking Iraqi Terrorist Ever to Defect to the West" (Villard Books /Random House, 1991) "The Fall of Pan Am 103: Inside the Lockerbie Investigation" (Putnam's Sons, 1990) "Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era" (Putnam's Sons, 1988) "The American House of Saud: The Secret Petrodollar Connection" (Franklin Watts, 1985) Prior to starting the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Emerson worked as a correspondent for CNN and previously as a senior editor at US News and World Report. His first job in Washington DC in 1977 was as a staff researcher for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He has a BA and MA from Brown University and once ran a marathon in 2 hours, 59 minutes, a feat he was never able to repeat again.

ARTICLES BY: Steven Emerson


May 25, 2017 12:29 pm
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Abbas Honors Terrorists Ahead of Trump Visit

The Palestinian Authority (PA) honored two terrorists this month in the lead up to President Donald Trump's visit with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Media...

May 19, 2017 2:46 pm
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Trump’s Disappointing Silence on Erdogan’s Excesses

The man with the bullhorn had already been knocked to the ground, and repeatedly kicked and beaten. Despite that, the man in the sharp suit (and with a handgun...

May 15, 2017 2:07 pm
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New Lawsuit Targets Hamas-Support Network in US

A US anti-Israel group and several of its activists are "alter egos and/or successors" of a Hamas-support network that was found liable for an American teen's death...

May 10, 2017 9:34 am
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Report: Canada’s Arabic-Language Publications Contribute to Antisemitism Spike

Antisemitism hit a record-high in Canada in 2016, with a 26 percent increase in anti-Jewish incidents from the previous year, according to B'nai Brith Canada's...

May 5, 2017 11:57 am
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Trump to Abbas: Time to Renounce Terrorism

Palestinians cannot expect to see a lasting peace until their "leaders speak in a unified voice against incitement to ... violence and hate," President Donald...

May 3, 2017 11:16 am
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Report: European States Finance NGOs That Support Terrorism Against Israel

Several European governments fund NGOs that often justify attacks against Israeli civilians and maintain ties to terrorists, according to a new report by the research institute NGO Monitor. The...

April 28, 2017 12:21 pm
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New Congressional Caucus Seeks Altered Approach to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Congressional Israel Victory Caucus (CIVC) was launched on Thursday, in an effort to revitalize US engagement with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The CIVC plans to...

April 26, 2017 12:34 pm
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Rasmea Odeh’s Guilty Plea Accepted

DETROIT -- She couldn't say the words. Three times, US District Judge Gershwin A. Drain asked, "Are you pleading guilty or not guilty?" Each time, Rasmea Odeh paused. "I...

April 25, 2017 12:23 pm
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Germany: Iran Plotting Terrorist Attacks on Jewish and Israeli Targets in Western Europe

Iran is responsible for a significant amount of espionage activity in Germany and the planning terrorist attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets, according to the Jerusalem Post. In a...

April 24, 2017 12:31 pm
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New Filings Show Odeh Case Remains Contentious Despite Pending Plea

Days before Rasmea Odeh is expected to walk into a federal courtroom and plead guilty to naturalization fraud, her attorneys demanded that a judge strike the...

April 20, 2017 3:24 pm
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Rotterdam Allows Pro-Hamas Conference, Blocks Anti-Hamas Protest

A Hamas front group hosted a conference in Rotterdam on Saturday, and the Dutch authorities blocked pro-Israel activists from protesting the event, according to a Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) report. The...

April 6, 2017 6:30 am
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Iran-Sponsored Militia Launches Terror Group to Fight Israel

An Iranian-supported militia, Al-Nujaba, says that it has formed the "Golan Liberation Army" to fight Israel, the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reports. "This army has...

April 4, 2017 7:23 am
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New Hamas Document Reaffirms Radical Islamist Goals

In a new political document -- intended to re-brand Hamas as a more moderate group -- the Gaza-based terrorist organization calls for the destruction of Israel through "armed...

April 3, 2017 5:34 pm
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At JVP Conference, Odeh Claims ‘Torturous Ordeal’ Led to Guilty Plea

In what could be one of her last public appearances in the United States, convicted terrorist Rasmieh Odeh blamed her naturalization fraud prosecution on "law enforcement oppression." Odeh...

Features

Why Aren’t Muslim Countries Helping the Palestinians?

JNS.org - Why aren’t Muslim countries leading givers to the Palestinian cause? That question has renewed relevance after a United Nations agency’s...

Democrats, Jewish Groups and Trump Protest Palestinian Terror Payments

JNS.org - Prominent Democrats and major US Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump and...

Israel’s First-Ever Malt Whisky to Go on Sale in June

JNS.org - The Tel Aviv-based Milk & Honey Distillery (M&H) recently unveiled its first-ever malt whisky on World Whisky Day (May...

World

Manchester Attack: Hunt for Possible 2nd Bomb Under Way

Investigators have uncovered signs the suicide bomber at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester may have made a second explosive device that's still missing, local media reported Friday. The suspicion of...

Israel

UN, Norwegian Government, Distance Themselves From Palestinian Youth Center...

The United Nations and the Norwegian government have moved swiftly to distance themselves from a Palestinian youth center named after...

Middle East

UN Warns of ‘Walking Into Another Gaza Crisis With Eyes Wide OpenR...

The United Nations Middle East envoy warned the Security Council on Friday that a power struggle between the rival Palestinian...

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