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Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is not-for-profit [501 (C) (3)], grass-roots community of scholars who have united to promote honest, fact-based, and civil discourse, especially in regard to Middle East issues. We believe that ethnic, national, and religious hatreds, including anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, have no place in our institutions, disciplines, and communities. We employ academic means to address these issues.

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BDS Monitor Live – Mar 27, 2019

The election of BDS supporters to Congress and the growing public conflicts between university faculties and administrations have spread the antisemitism implicit in BDS throughout American politics and culture. Thanks to BDS, bipartisanship over Israel is evaporating, with no end…

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BDS Monitor Live – Dec 19, 2018

As the fall semester ends the election of BDS supporters to Congress and the growing public conflicts between university faculties and administrations have made a BDS national political issue. With near uniform progressive support for BDS as free speech, rather…

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Benjamin Weinthal: European Antisemitism and countervailing forces against BDS – Tue Nov 20, 2018

Recap http://spme.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/11/Benjamin-Weinthal-Nov-20-2018.mp3 BDS Monitor Live Speaker: Benjamin Weinthal Benjamin Weinthal is a research fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracies. A widely published journalist based in Berlin, he serves as Foundation for Defense of Democracies eyes and ears in Europe. Benjamin’s investigative…

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BDS Monitor Live – Oct 16, 2018

As the fall progresses the ‘intersectional’ reach of the BDS movement has been expanded from campuses to broader culture and politics with its embrace by rising ‘democratic socialists.’ BDS has also been exposed in routine areas of faculty activity, namely student recommendations,…

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58 group Letter to University of Michigan President Schlissel

Dear President Schlissel, We are 58 religious, civil rights and education advocacy groups writing to you about an incident of grave concern to our organizations and our hundreds of thousands of members and supporters. Earlier this month a University of Michigan faculty…

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