Facts and Logic About the Middle East

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Facts and Logic About the Middle East (FLAME) is a non-profit pro-Israel organization based in San Francisco, California. It was founded by Gerardo Joffe and began as a local chapter of the pro-Israel media watchdog group CAMERA, later becoming an independent organization.[1] Its stated purpose is "the research and publication of the facts regarding developments in the Middle East and exposing false propaganda that might harm the interests of the United States and its allies in that area of the world."[2] Since 1987, it has regularly placed ads that it describes as "monthly hasbarah (educating and clarifying) messages in major publications of general circulation, such as U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, The Nation, The National Review, The American Spectator, The Washington Times National Weekly, and others".[2][3][4]

According to The Village Voice, when a reporter "pointed out the overt bigotry" in a FLAME ad in 1998 that described Islam as "virulent" and blamed it for promoting violence against the U.S. and Israel, FLAME's Gerardo Joffe said "All Arab Muslims may not be a bunch of fanatics, but I've never met one who isn't".[5]

Regarding the issue of a Palestinian state, FLAME is in favor of using Jordan as the homeland for Arab Palestinians."[6]


  1. ^ A Brief History of CAMERA, CAMERA
  2. ^ a b "FLAME's Purpose". FLAME. Archived from the original on 2014-05-25.
  3. ^ "FLAME's Ads and Positions Archive". FLAME. Archived from the original on 2014-05-25.
  4. ^ Anthony Lewis [1] "Israel and Rights", July 31, 1990, New York Times.
  5. ^ "Political Ads Shot Down". The Village Voice. 27 February 2001.
  6. ^ Judea and Samaria (the "West Bank") Is it "occupied territory?" Archived 2009-02-13 at the Wayback Machine., FLAME

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