Founded in 1968, AMEU strives to create a deeper appreciation of the cultures, histories, and politics of the Middle East.


AMEU's Flagship Publication

The Link, published 4-5 times a year, is AMEU's primary education and information tool. More than 175 issues of The Link have followed since the first issue written by Humphrey Walz appeared in 1968 with the title U.N. Struggles Again for Elusive Mideast Peace.

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The Time for Pious Words is Over

June 25, 2024 | Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird | Current Issue

Against the unrelenting backdrop of Gaza, The Link issue 57.2 asks, "Where are the voices of the American churches...?" Baptists, Catholics, Evangelicals and Anglicans have all been challenged by the horror of Gaza. We sample from those pulpits and join people of good will everywhere for an end to violence and for the justice that will breed peace. This issue's pages are graced by Sliman Mansour's iconic art, and close by saying goodbye to Fr. Ed Dillon, who was one of a kind. (Authors: Ashlee Wiest-Laird, Gary Burge, Bruce Fisk, David Crump, Wendell Griffen, Allan Aubrey Boesak, and H.E. Michel Sabbah)


Lest We Forget - The “Special Relationship” 1949-2011

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“Lest We Forget” lists actions by Israel since 1949 that call into question Israel’s strategic importance to the United States.

The USS Liberty - Israel’s attack on a intelligence-gathering ship

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a chronology of Israel’s attack on a virtually defenseless intelligence-gathering ship in international waters off the coast of Gaza during the June 1967 Israeli-Arab war.

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