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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 – May 2, 2024

The spring semester is ending with a massive crisis across all levels of American education as campus takeovers, faculty and student walkouts, and harassment of Jewish students have brought many campuses to a standstill. The frequently heard calls of ‘death…

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US and Iran in 2024

Behnam Ben Taleblu is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-partisan think-tank in DC where he covers Iranian political and security issues. Mr. Taleblu has worked on the Iran question at FDD for over…

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Combating Antisemitism post Oct.7th

Michal Cotler-Wunsh is Israel’s Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and a prominent public speaker, author, researcher, and independent policy and strategy advisor on intersecting issues of antisemitism, law, human rights, and Zionism. Previously, Michal was a member of Israel’s 23rd Knesset.…

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The Reform Movement and Wrestling with Zionism

Ammiel Hirsch is the senior rabbi of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. Internationally recognized for his leadership in Jewish affairs, Rabbi Hirsch is frequently cited in the media. In 2018, The Jerusalem Post named him among “The 50 Most Influential Jews…

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Antisemitism in Academia

While pervasive antisemitism on America’s college campuses is nothing new, the atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7th unleashed a storm of Jew-hatred not seen since Germany in the 1920s and 30s. The aggressive and violent encounters by Jewish students…

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BDS Monitor Live – Dec 21, 2023

As the Israeli campaign against Hamas in Gaza continues the effects on the American landscape have been profound. Universities are in turmoil, with pro-BDS students and faculty pitted against administrations and donors for control over campuses. The hatred and harassment…

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Is there a free speech crisis on campus?

David E. Bernstein holds a University Professorship chair at the Antonin Scalia Law School, where he has been teaching since 1995. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, Georgetown University, William & Mary, Brooklyn Law…

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