"It is in the spirit and the ideals of Danny Pearl – the pursuit of truth, the defense of freedom, the drive to understand and explain the complexities of the world – that we present this award to Robert Satloff," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, in presenting the award to Dr Satloff during the ADL Shana Amy Glass National Leadership Conference in Washington, DC "I am sure that Danny would have been proud to call him a colleague."
Dr Satloff's discoveries, which helped convince the German government to award compensation to Jewish survivors of labor camps in North Africa, are the subject of his new book, Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands (PublicAffairs, 2006). Dr Satloff, an expert on Arab and Islamic politics as well as US Middle East policy, has been executive director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy since 1993.
Dr Satloff has written and spoken widely on the Arab-Israeli peace process, the Islamist challenge to the growth of democracy in the region, and the need for bold and innovative public diplomacy to Arabs and Muslims. The author or editor of nine books and monographs, Dr Satloff's views on Middle East issues appear frequently in major newspapers and he regularly comments on major television network news programs, talk shows and National Public Radio.
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