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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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Fighting Anti-Semitism With A Millennial Focus

Dr. Rachel Fish is founding Executive Director of the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. Dr. Fish was most recently Senior Advisor and Resident Scholar of Jewish/Israel Philanthropy at the Paul E. Singer Foundation in New York City. She was also the…

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Debunking BDS charges about police exchanges with Israel

Dr. Robert R. Friedmann is the founding director of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange and Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.  His interest and published work focus on community policing,…

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Liel Leibovitz

The Jewish Community and American Universities

Liel Leibovitz is an editor at large for Tablet Magazine and the co-host of its popular podcast, Unorthodox. He is a recovering academic, having last taught served as an assistant professor at NYU’s department of media, culture, and communication, and…

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Combating Anti-Semitism in a Polarized World

Elan S. Carr serves as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. As Special Envoy, he advises the Secretary of State and is responsible for directing U.S. policies and projects aimed at countering anti-Semitism throughout the world. Prior to…

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Europe and Israel: A dysfunctional relationship

Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg is professor emeritus of political science at Bar Ilan University, and founder-president of NGO Monitor, based in Jerusalem. He is a frequent oped writer and an analyst on Middle East issues in the international media. His…

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