Saban Center for Middle East Policy
|Saban Center for Middle East Policy|
|Motto||Charting the path to a Middle East at peace with itself and the world|
• think tank
Its current director is the veteran pro-Israel lobbyist Martin Indyk, who had earlier founded the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, an AIPAC spinoff, to counter the Brooking Institution which was seen as not pro-Israel enough.
Explaining his rationale behind the center, Saban told the New York Times:
- "I've heard from leaders on both sides of the aisle in the United States and leaders in Europe about what Sharon shouldn't do, I haven't heard one educated suggestion about what he should do."
- 'Saban Family Foundation Announces $100 Million in Charitable Gifts; Major Gifts Made To Research, Healthcare and Education Organizations In The U.S. and Israel', Business Wire, 23 June 2003
- Andrew Ross Sorkin, 'Schlepping to Moguldom', New York Times, 5 September 2004