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AMEU was founded in 1967 by Americans whose professions in medicine, church ministry, archaeology and diplomacy had taken them to the Middle East. AMEU strives to create in the United States a deeper appreciation of the culture, history and current events in that area.

A primary objective right from the beginning has been to publicize and amplify the efforts of other organizations working toward similar ends. We direct your attention to the scroll above that headlines recent news, blogs and other valuable information.

AMEU's principal publication is The Link, which is available in hard copy and on-line five times a year. Each issue is devoted to a single critical issue, one that is usually not covered in depth—if at all—in the mainstream press. In addition to its general readership, The Link circulates to thousands of faith leaders, academics, and educators, as well as to hundreds of public and school libraries, including major universities. An annual voluntary subscription to The Link is $40.

While AMEU will continue to focus energies on its flagship publication, The Link, new forays onto social media will complement that print tradition.  Our hope-- beyond simply "getting with the times"-- is to appeal to new readers and use digital tools (e.g. Twitter, Instagram, Podcasts, etc.) to address content in a different way.

An Appreciation

John Goelet, 1931-2023

It is with real sadness that we share the news of John Goelet's passing...

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Announcing The AMEU / John F. & Sharon Mahoney Award for Service
AMEU’s Board of Directors established this initiative in 2022 to continue and expand Executive Director Emeritus John Mahoney’s decades-long commitment to American understanding of the Middle East...

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Apartheid...Israel's Inconvenient Truth

Labeling Israel's occupation as "apartheid" has been much debated in recent times. Now, with the detailed reports from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, the matter would appear to be settled...

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