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Asaf Romirowsky

Asaf Romirowsky

Asaf Romirowsky PhD, is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). Romirowsky is also a fellow at the Middle East Forum and a Professor ​[Affiliate] at the University​ of Haifa. Trained as a Middle East historian he holds a PhD in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King's College London, UK and has published widely on various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict and American foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as on Israeli and Zionist history.

Romirowsky is co-author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief and a contributor to The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel.

Romirowsky’s publicly-engaged scholarship has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, The American Interest , The New Republic, The Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, Ynet and Tablet among other online and print media outlets

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Settler Colonialism Backfires

Of all the catchwords hijacked by the study of the Middle East Conflict, none has turned taboos inside out more than settler colonialism. It is the linguistic warrant for bringing an indictment against Israel for denying Palestinians the freedom and…

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Faculty Forum July 2021

Dear Colleagues: As I am sure you have observed, following the ceasefire that was announced on May 21st after the latest war between Gaza and Israel more than 100 departments, programs, and faculty groups issued condemnations of Israel. Stereotypically the accusations…

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The Ramallah Quakers

It is hardly a surprise that Sa’ed Atshan would be given tenure at Swarthmore College. What is noteworthy is how this came about, something well beyond the normal tenure process in academe. It points to the special place Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions…

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Faculty Forum March 2021

Over the past few months we have seen an an increase of pushback against the IHRA definition of antisemitism which growing especially in progressive circles. For example, pro BDS groups like ‘IfNotNow’ are now claiming that it’s hurting the progressive…

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Faculty Forum January 2021

Dear Colleagues: Happy New Year! As we enter the New Year we are re-launching the Faculty Forum in addition, to our other products and publications including but not limited, to the BDS Monitor and our Webinars. Positively, in 2020 notwithstanding…

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Facts find no room in the world of BDS

The American university now more than ever has become a toxic environment for both students and faculty who express open minds about Israel and the West. Faculty who risk their jobs, tenure and grant funding to speak openly about these…

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SPME urges Berlin Jewish Museum to end BDS

Dear Colleagues: With the ongoing global rise in anti Semitism I would like to highlight two recent initiatives we were part of in Germany. We led the way in urging the Berlin Jewish Museum to return to its original mission of education about…

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