SPME Statements

SPME Mourns the Loss of Robert Wistrich

Prof. Robert Wistrich – Credit timesofisrael.com It is with great sadness that SPME mourns the loss of our friend and colleague Robert Wistrich who died suddenly on Tuesday in Rome. Robert was the Neuburger Professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University…

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LDB & SPME Urge Connecticut College Re: Andrew Pessin

May 11, 2015, Washington, D.C.: This morning, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) (www.brandeiscenter.com) and Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) (www.spme.org) have joined together to express concern over hate and bias at…

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SPME Welcomes New Bi-Partisan Anti-BDS Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 20, 2015 — Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) expresses its support for the new Congressional bill that will seek to battle efforts to boycott Israel by linking rejection of BDS to a trade agreement…

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Joint Statement on the misuse of Federal Funds under Title VI

Today a coalition of national organizations, including Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) , issued the following statement concerning the issue of biased and highly politicized Middle East Studies programs funded under HEA Title VI.  The statement addresses…

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Israel’s War with Hamas Reinvigorates BDS Movement

In July and August 2014, Israel’s recent war with Hamas in Gaza created a massive upswing in worldwide Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activity. Economic boycotts of Israel were the most obvious, together with massive anti-Israel, anti-Semitic demonstrations in the…

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