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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 24, 2020

2020 has taken a dramatic turn with the global coronavirus pandemic. Most US campuses are closed and politics have focused increasingly on the health crisis. Campus shutdowns also came just as ‘Apartheid week’ was about to get underway. The respite provides an…

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BDS Monitor Live – Feb 26, 2020

The Year 2020 has seen BDS firmly established as a national and international political issue. Protestors pressuring Democratic presidential candidates and the UN’s new blacklist of firms working across the ‘Green Line’ are ominous developments showing the movement of BDS…

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BDS Monitor Live – Dec 18, 2019

The fall semester ended with BDS inspired antisemitism at the center of political debates. The Trump Administration’s Executive Order extending civil rights protections to Jewish students, the Labour Party’s antisemitism crises, and the endorsement of BDS by students and faculty,…

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BDS Monitor Live – Sep 19, 2019

The fall semester begins with BDS increasingly at the center of American political debates. Following campus trends, political parties have grown more extreme but as the antisemitic nature of BDS is more widely understood, there are signs that limits are…

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BDS Monitor Live – May 16, 2019

As the spring semester closes BDS resolutions were debated on a number of campuses and were regular features of political debates. While campus results were mixed, the damage has been done, and continues to spread throughout the political system. SPME’s…

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