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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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The Campus War Against Israel & Jews

Richard L. Cravatts, Ph.D., author of six books, is President Emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). As a professor for the past 15 years, he has taught over 21 courses at 14 universities in Florida and…

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A Boundless Reimagining of Israel Education

Israel is inextricably linked with the past, present and future of the Jewish people. Despite its profound centrality and importance to Jewish life, Israel remains a deeply divisive topic for American Jewry and beyond . Even as Israel is redefining…

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BDS Monitor Live – May 3, 2022

As the spring semester ends BDS remains at the center of campus and national politics. BDS resolutions and referendums from students, support from faculty organizations like MESA, and incitement from outside speakers, have worsened the environment for Israel, Jews, and…

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Islamist Charities and Antisemitism

Sam Westrop has headed Islamist Watch since March 2017, when MEF absorbed the counter-extremism unit of Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT), where he was the research director. Before that, he ran Stand for Peace, a London-based counter-extremism organization monitoring…

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BDS Monitor Live – Mar 8, 2022

As the 2022 midterms approach BDS has been pushed to the center of American politics. Democrats are split between traditional center-left stances on Israel and far-left approaches that have adopted Palestinian style ‘anti-normalization,’ most recently explicit opposition to the Abraham…

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