About the MFFB

Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin e.V.


The Mideast Freedom Forum Berlin (MFFB) is a Organisation for policy consulting and political education. Also, MFFB organises public events and discussions. MFFB was founded as a nonprofit association of scientists, journalists, members of Jewish organisations and exile Iranians in 2007. We advocate support for democracy, human rights and the rule of law in the Middle East. A special focus lies on raising public awareness for the danger of antisemitism, islamic and right-wing extremism and the danger for democracy linked with them. The MFFB works for a permanent commemoration of the Shoah in Germany. 


Events and Conferences – MFFB hosts regular talks with renowned German and international speakers. Sign up our newsletter to get invitations for our events.

Lectures - Members of MFFB speak nationswide at universities and other places about Israel, antisemitism, islamic extremism, cultural relativism and other toppics related to the Near and Middle East.

Consulting – MFFB consults representatives of the media, the government and the parliament on questions about Israel and the Middle East, also on the fight against antisemitism in Germany.

Educational Project  – MFFB offers the seminar „The Israeli democracy and the Middle East Conflict“ nationwide. The seminar presents democracy in Israel and the fundament of the conflict with the Arabic neighbors in one day. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.


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Michael Spaney - Executive Director 

Jörg Rensmann - Director of Education

Ulrike Becker - Director of Research

Kai Schubert - Program Manager "Bildungsbaustein Israel"

Andreas Benl - Senior Fellow, Iran Desk

Fathiyeh Naghibzadeh - Senior Fellow, Iran Desk

Prof. Dr. Samuel Salzborn - Senior Fellow

Kirsten Tenhafen - Senior Fellow, Education

Tobias Schmitt - Education Project "Bildungsbaustein Israel"

Alexander Steder - Education Project "Bildungsbaustein Israel"

Tibor Luckenbach - Education Project "Bildungsbaustein Israel"

Konstantin Bethscheider - Iran-Desk