SPME in the Media

Kent State professor case: When does academic speech justify FBI probe?

Reports that Kent State professor Julio Pino has been under investigation on suspicion of links to the Islamic State have re-sparked debates about balancing security concerns with the protection of free speech and academic freedom. Most colleges and universities strive…

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Anti-Semitism and other hatreds

Jews remain an easy target. BDS is the best example. Its leadership is Palestinian, but its appeal is wider. It’s attained the support of students and faculty members at supposedly distinguished universities, as well as assorted labor groups and a…

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An Unexpected Voice in the Anti-BDS Camp

About 100 people filled the auditorium of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood on Nov. 4 to hear a different perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Bassem Eid, former director of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG), told the…

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Roskam Anti-BDS Provisions Headed to President’s Desk

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement after House and Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, which includes bipartisan language Roskam authored to combat the Boycott, Divestment, and…

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