Thank you for visiting MID-EAST REALITIES.  If you are looking for extremely articulate experts about the Middle East, and about U.S. policies toward the Middle East, you have come to the right place.  Just take a few moments to read some of the analyses, editorials, and Statements we have published in the past two years.  Read the "Statement of Principles" of the COMMITTEE ON THE MIDDLE EAST, and the extensive list of academics and experts around the world who have endorsed it.  And read the hundreds of READERS COMMENTS FROM THROUGH THE WORLD to see just how unique and valued MER has become to so many, especially people who are from the Middle East and know first-hand of its complexities and problems.  The message below was sent to the media as the New Year began and it outlines how you can easily reach MER by phone, email, and fax at all times, 24-hours daily.

From: M I D - E A S T    R E A L I T I E S
Web:  http://www.MiddleEast.Org
Date: 1/4/99

In recent weeks persons associated with MID-EAST REALITIES have been invited to appear on many networks including MSNBC, FOX, BBC and CBC.

Isn't it time you also called on some independent, straight-talking, no-nonsense Middle East experts who won't talk in simplistic Washington jingoisms and who will tell it clearly and succinctly like it is?

Keith Morrison of NBC News (then host of Canada AM) had the following to say about MER's Mark Bruzonsky after interviewing him a number of times on his program: "I've never heard anyone who has made this stuff as clear as you...  It was like somebody had just opened the windows and the light came pouring in.  You're really good at that!"

And about MER, Political Science Professor Glenn Perry at Indiana State University writes:  "MER is excellent. I don't know of any other publication that so consistently and fearlessly tells the truth about the oppressive order in the Middle East that has long been based on an alliance between Washington, the Israelis, and the Arab client regimes."  And Professor of International Relations Ted Keller at San Francisco State University writes: "I'm one of many U.S. academicians impressed with the oh-so-rare honesty and insightfulness of your analyses."

We realize that with matters relating to the Middle East more and more important and timely, people in the press need a fast and easy way to contact MER for expert, forthright, and hard-hitting commentary and analysis.  And so now in 1999 we have made it much easier for you to contact MER at all times, 24-hours daily.


You can email anytime to PRESS@MiddleEast.Org.  We will get back to you the same day, usually within a few hours.

                   ****  NEW 800 NUMBER ****

You can call our new 800 number where messages are quickly forwarded
to us by computer 24-hours daily.  Just call 1800 724-6644 and when asked put in our regularly phone number, 202 362-5266, followed by # sign.  You can then leave your message up to one minute.

This is the way we recommend you contact us. This is not only the fastest and easiest way for you, but this allows us to take more than one call at a time, to forward your voice message to the appropriate person, and usually to get back to you within the hour.

                       GENERAL OFFICE NUMBER

You can call our regular office number at (202) 362-5266, of course leaving a message if no one is available to speak with you at the time you call. And our fax number is (202) 362-6965.

                WEB SITE - http://www.MiddleEast.Org
     READERS COMMENTS - http://www.MiddleEast.Org/

If you are not familiar with MID-EAST REALITIES, our unique web site is where you should turn first.  Many past MER features, editorials, and articles are available here. A few video and audio clips from our Weekly Cable TV program are also available; and we hope soon to make clips from radio and TV programs also available.

And while visiting, please read the many READERS COMMENTS FROM THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.  And then get in touch with MER to arrange an interview about what is REALLY going on in the Middle East; as well as in today's Washington about the Middle East. As a former CNN World Report correspondent in the Middle East, now a graduate student in journalism at Columbia University, recent wrote:  MER is "an amazing and rare site. Rich in content, information, and facts that so many other organizations would prefer to hide or color for their own personal reasons.  You have taken over most of the media's responsibility in this country by becoming the providers of important information, overlooked or purposefully ignored by others, and relaying it an accurate, objective, and fair manner.  I commend you on such an effort. The work you have gathered is accurate and in depth, putting everything in clear perspective. The truth hurts, but in the end it is the truth..."