Sarah Stern is the Founder and President of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, (EMET), an unabashedly pro-Israel and pro-America think tank and policy shop in Washington DC.
Sarah has more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill, and has helped to draft and pass many pieces of legislation, speeches and congressional resolutions including the Koby Mandell Act which resulted in the opening of an office in the Department of Justice (DOJ) entitled the Office for Justice of Victims of Overseas Terrorism (OVT); the Syria Accountability Act; and a Resolution in support of Israel's right to build a security fence and defend her citizens the way they deem appropriate.
Sarah was also instrumental in getting several amendments to Title VI of the Higher Education Opportunities Act in passed in 2008, to correct the anti-American and anti-Israeli biases in Middle East Studies programs that have been funded, at taxpayers’ expense, to a number of U.S. universities.
Currently she and her staff are working together with some senior Senate staffers about tightening up some of the loopholes in the Iranian Nuclear Review Act. They are also working with congressional staffers about making sure that U.S. taxpayers’ dollars do not fall into hands of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps through our contributions to the Lebanese Armed Forces, (now that it has been over-run by Lebanon), having UNRWA’s responsibilities fall under the domain of the UN High Commission of Refugees, and passing the Taylor Force Act, among other issues.
Sarah’s work has appeared in numerous media outlets, JNS.org, CNBC, Newsweek, The New Republic, The Hill, The Washington Times, The Middle East Quarterly, The Jerusalem Post, Israel Hayom, The Times of Israel, Frontpagemag.com; Breitbart, InFocus, The American Thinker, The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Jewish Week, and Kol HaBirah, among others. She has appeared on television and radio, and has spoken throughout the country and in Israel on topics including the U.S.-Israel relationship, the Iranian nuclear threat, global terrorism, Post Zionism, the corruption of the Palestinian Authority, and many more related issues.
Sarah is the editor and author of the highly acclaimed book, “Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamist Terrorist Network: America and the West’s Fatal Embrace.” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) Additionally, she is the author of one novel, “Cherished Illusions,” (2005, Balfour Books). She is married to her husband, Buddy, who is originally from LA, and is the mother of three sons and four grandchildren.
Prior to founding EMET, Sarah was the Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs of the American Jewish Congress. Prior to that, she was the National Policy Coordinator of the Zionist Organization of America.
Sarah has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University, and a BA magna cum laude from Boston University.