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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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Israel’s 9/11 : October 2023

The shock of the monstrous Hamas attack on Israel continues to reverberate as the death tolls continue to rise as well as the casualties. For context and analysis please join us for a briefing with Brigadier General (Res.) Yossi Kuperwasser.…

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SPME’s Stands with Israel

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) –  a global network of over 40,000 academics – is shocked and heartbroken by today’s shameful surprise attack on the people and land of Israel. The violent acts perpetrated by the Iranian…

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Hezbollahland: Hezbollah vs. Lebanon

Hanin Ghaddar is the Friedmann Senior Fellow in The Washington Institute’s Linda and Tony Rubin Program on Arab Politics, where she focuses on Shia politics throughout the Levant. The longtime managing editor of Lebanon’s NOW news website, Ghaddar shed light…

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BDS Monitor Live – Sep 13, 2023

The beginning of the academic year sees the BDS movement focusing attacks on the IHRA definition of antisemitism, which are making inroads among faculty and students alike. Meanwhile opposition to BDS in politics has largely split along party lines with…

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The US & Iraq: Where are we and Where are going?

Simone Ledeen is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue; Managing Director at Vantage ROI and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Ms. Ledeen has served in various U.S. Government and…

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The Iran Deal: Its history and where we are today

Gabriel Noronha is the Executive Director of POLARIS National Security and a fellow at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America. From 2019 to 2021, he served as Special Advisor for the Iran Action Group at the U.S. Department…

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