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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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Queering Anti-Zionism: LGBT and the BDS Movement

Corinne E. Blackmer is a Professor of English and Judaic Studies at Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of numerous books and articles on everything from opera and modern Israeli literature to modernism and Jewish women’s poetry, fiction,…

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Europe’s blind spot regarding Terrorism

Olga Deutsch serves as vice president of an Israeli applied research institute NGO Monitor. She brings extensive experience in international politics, Europe Israel relations with particular emphasis on international development and humanitarian aid and civil society. Deutsch is an expert…

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Cancel Culture and Higher Ed

William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. He is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the…

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BDS Monitor Live – Apr 13, 2021

The 2021 spring semester is concluding with BDS as a full blown political issue not only on campuses but in US state and local elections. At the same time concerted efforts to push back against the IHRA antisemitism definition that…

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China’s Middle East Ambitions

Ilan Berman is Senior Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC. An expert on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation, he has consulted for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency as…

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