Gregg Roman


About Gregg Roman

Gregg Roman functions as the chief operations officer for the Forum, responsible for day-to-day management, communications, and financial resource development. Mr. Roman previously served as director of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. In 2014, he was named one of the ten most inspiring global Jewish leaders by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He previously served as the political advisor to the deputy foreign minister of Israel and worked for the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Mr. Roman is a frequent speaker at venues around the world, often appears on television, and has written for the Hill, the Forward, the Albany Times-Union, and other publications. He attended American University in Washington, D.C., and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, where he studied national security studies and political communications.

Knesset Members: Immunity for Misbehaving PA Leaders Must End

By |2018-03-08T18:26:13-06:00March 8th, 2018|Articles, Israel, News|

JERUSALEM –  March 8, 2018 –  The Knesset Israel Victory Caucus (KIVC) broke new ground by holding the Palestinian Authority, and especially its senior officials, criminally responsible for its murderous incitement. Knesset Israel Victory Caucus members meet on March 7, 2018 to discuss ways to end Palestinian incitement. “The time has come to stop being content with talks [...]

Crafting a US Response to Turkish Intransigence

By |2018-03-08T11:04:51-06:00March 8th, 2018|Articles, Middle East, News|

by Gregg Roman The Hill March 7, 2018 Originally published under the title, "Navigating the U.S. Collision Course with Turkey." Erdoğan has been repositioning Turkey as an adversary of the United States for years.   In a rare public policy speech in mid-December, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster singled out Turkey as one of [...]

Russian Attack on US Troops in Syria Elicits Deafening Silence from Politicians and Press

By |2018-02-22T14:17:31-06:00February 22nd, 2018|Articles, Russia|

by Michael J. Totten World Affairs February 22, 2018 To schedule interviews, contact or 662-259-0988 Originally published under the title "The Russian Attack Against America You Didn't Hear About." [fc id='2' type='slide' placement='left' button_color='#4488ee' font_color='white']Request Interviews here[/fc] Russia committed an act of war against the United States a little more than a week ago. [...]

MEF Welcomes Trump’s Potential UNRWA Reforms

By |2018-02-01T10:09:53-06:00February 1st, 2018|Middle East, News|

PHILADELPHIA – January 31, 2018 – - The Middle East Forum welcomes reports that the Trump administration might "refuse to accept UNRWA's special status for 'Palestine refugees,'" and suspend all U.S. government funding of the group. The Forum has long sought the end of U.S. recognition of fake Palestinian refugees who never lived in what [...]

Moving the Palestinian leadership from rejectionism to recognition

By |2018-01-25T12:48:29-06:00January 25th, 2018|Articles, Guest Statements, Israel, Middle East|

BY GREGG ROMAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 01/25/18 10:30 AM EST As seen in The Hill On Jan. 14, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said something hardly unprecedented for him, but for some reason managed to break through the longstanding wall of international ignorance and obeisance to his typical angry declarations. Abbas’ address to the PLO Central Council ostensibly [...]

MEF Offers One Million Dollars to UNRWA

By |2018-01-19T08:35:07-06:00January 18th, 2018|Guest Statements, Press Releases|

News from the Middle East Forum January 18, 2018 PHILADELPHIA – January 18, 2018 | | – The Middle East Forum announces a donation of one million dollars to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). After the U.S. Government partially withheld funding, UNRWA's head called [...]

Trump is right to cut funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency – by Gregg Roman

By |2018-01-08T08:05:08-06:00January 8th, 2018|Articles, Guest Statements, Middle East|

by Gregg Roman The Hill January 7, 2018 A few days ago, President Trump asked an important question in a tweet: “[W]e pay the Palestinians HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these [...]

National security strategy sets America on pragmatic path to secure Middle East interests

By |2017-12-28T10:01:22-06:00December 28th, 2017|Articles, Middle East|

BY GREGG ROMAN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 12/27/17 11:00 AM EST As seen in THE HILL Russian President Vladimir Putin had some choice words recently about President Trump’s newly unveiled national security strategy. “The U.S. has recently unveiled its new defense strategy. Speaking the diplomatic language, it is obviously offensive, and, if we switch to the [...]

Bigoted bedfellows: American Islamist Groups AMP and CAIR by Oren Litwin and Samantha Rose Mandeles

By |2017-12-27T08:52:40-06:00December 27th, 2017|Articles, Middle East|

by Oren Litwin and Samantha Rose Mandeles December 26, 2017 On Dec. 8, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) held a protest in front of the White House, reacting to President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The featured speaker was Imam Omar Suleiman, who also led Friday prayers. Suleiman [...]

Reform UNRWA For A Better Palestinian Future by Gregg Roman

By |2017-12-18T12:49:08-06:00December 18th, 2017|Articles, Israel, Middle East|

As seen in The Times of Israel, December 15 2017, by Gregg Roman Every year, the United Nations votes to approve the continued operations of its projects and committees. This year is no different. Recently, a major U.N. committee passed nine resolutions that prolong a serious ongoing conflict, perpetuate hatred and cause needless violence and [...]