SPME Research

An Open Letter to Samuel Fleischacker

  Dear Professor Fleischacker: I read with great interest and sadness your statement on the election results in Israel: “It breaks my heart to say this, but today I don’t feel I can call myself a Zionist any longer.” Your…

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Wild Thing: Max Blumenthal’s Creepy Anti-Zionist Odyssey

Late last year, Germany was captivated by a mesmerizing, almost absurdist video at the heart of something eventually dubbed Toiletgate. In it, anti-Zionist activists Max Blumenthal and David Sheen chase Gregor Gysi, the chairman of die Linke, Germany’s left-wing opposition…

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Why Don’t the British Like Israel?

A recent poll showed that Britons regarded Israel less favorably than any other country besides North Korean. The results came as a shock to Israelis and supporters of Israel, but they shouldn’t have. After all, British supporters of the boycott, divestment…

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Are Jews safe in Europe?

Last week’s terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris underscored a fear that has been growing in recent years: Europe is no longer safe for Jews. The continent has seen 13 deaths related to lethal anti-Semitism since the summer…

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Poor Aim, Wrong Target

Several recent initiatives reveal the deep intent of many academic BDS supporters to attack Israel at any price, even if their own credibility and integrity foot the bill. Princeton professors, upset by last summer’s Gaza fighting, declared only one party guilty…

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