Benador Associates was a Public Relations firm based in Washington DC and New York that promoted right wing writers and speakers. The firm was founded in the wake of 9-11 and was "intellectually conceived and financially funded exclusively by Eliana Benador". By 2007 it had closed and Eliana Benador had started Benador Public Relations.
In May 2006, Canada's National Post ran a story by Benador associate and Iranian exile Amir Taheri. The piece claimed that Iran's government had passed a law requiring Jewish residents to wear a yellow insignia — reminiscent of the policies of Germany's Nazi regime. The story was quickly debunked and the National Post apologized. Eliana Benador admitted that Benador Associates firm had planted the piece.
The firm advertised prominent experts like James Woolsey, A.M. Rosenthal, Richard Perle, Amir Taheri, Kanan Makiya and Saad Eddin Ibrahim. They advertised their sevices by saying "Each of our experts is nationally and internationally recognized on issues of the Middle East and national security. Frank Gaffney has also appeared at Benador events.
Ali Al-Ahmed | Ali Ahmed Al-Baghli | Nir Boms | Arnaud de Borchgrave | Helle Merete Brix | Ismail Cem Leon Charney | Ariel Cohen | Gordon Cucullu | Saad Eddin Ibrahim | Rachel Ehrenfeld | John Eibner | Hillel Fradkin | David Gelernter | Dr. Stephen Gullo | Michel Gurfinkiel | Alexander M Haig, Jr. | | Victor Davis Hanson | Lars Hedegaard | Fereydoun Hoveyda | Mansoor Ijaz | Raphael Israeli | Charles Jacobs | George Jonas | Stanley H. Kaplan | Efraim Karsh | Charles Krauthammer | Herbert I London | Norman Lamont | Kanan Makiya | Paul Marshall | Andrew C McCarthy | Michael Meyer | Hassan Mneimneh | Laurie Mylroie | Ayman Nour | John O'Sullivan | Salameh Nematt | Richard Perle | Walid Phares | Richard Pipes | Dennis Prager David Pryce-Jones | Tom Rose | A.M. Rosenthal | Jano Rosebiani | Tashbih Sayyed | Natan Sharansky | Richard O Spertzel | Amir Taheri | Paul Vallely | James Woolsey | Meyrav Wurmser .
- Rightweb Eleana Benador
- Some information about Benador Associates is available (in French) here
- Laura Miller, "War is Sell," PR Watch, 4th Quarter 2002.
- Jim Lobe, "The Andean condor among the hawks," Asia Times, 15 August 2003.
- Brian Whitaker, "Conflict and catchphrases", The Guardian, February 24, 2003.
- Juan Cole, Psy-Ops and News, Informed Comment, 3 Dec. 2004.
- "Benador Reps Sharansky", O'Dwyers PR Daily, June 6, 2005.
- Jim Lobe, Iran Target of Apparent Disinformation Ploy, Inter Press Service, 22 May 2006.