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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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False Diagnosis

Yesterday, November 17, the self-declared “social justice” group Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) hand-delivered an anti-Israel statement to the White House, the leadership of the House of Representatives, and the Senate. In it, they “condemn the Israeli Army’s use of…

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France’s Intifada

In 1973, the French novelist Jean Raspail artfully predicted in the form of fiction the very real Palestinian-style intifada that now rages on the west bank of Europe: France. Ten years after the book’s publication, Raspail described the “vision” he…

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The War For Civilization

Are we winning the war against terror or more precisely, against the death-cult ideology of extreme hate that employs terror as one of its weapons? America, Britain and Israel have all committed significant sums of money to fight back militarily…

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Murder, Lies, and Videotape

“Paradise Now” is a brilliant and powerful piece of propaganda which has already won the Blue Angel Award for best European film at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and which has also been sold to 45 countries, including Israel. The…

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Truth on Trial

Are we winning the war against terror or more precisely, against the death-cult ideology of extreme hate that employs terror as one of its weapons? America, Britain and Israel have all committed significant sums of money to fight back militarily…

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My Date with NOW and CUNY

Leftists and left-feminists always talk about freedom of speech and the First Amendment. However, they only seem to have their speech or the speech of terrorists in mind, not the speech of those who disagree with them or who might…

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Campus Activities

“Campus Initiative to Engage, Not Rage” (Sept. 9) describes the Israel Campus Coalition’s plan for the new academic year. Celebrating Israel via “mega-events and reaching out to uninvolved students on university campuses is fine, but it does not address the…

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Columbia and the Academic Intifada

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article.asp?aid=12001029_1 EFRAIM KARSH is head of Mediterranean studies at King’s College, University of London. His new book, on the history of Islamic imperialism, will be out next year from Yale. He is a Founding Board Member of Scholars for Peace…

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Palestinian union wants academic fired

Dear Faculty Colleague: The following article below from Aljazeera.net is reporting that Al-Quds President Sari Nusseibeh future may be in peril as a result of a call by the Palestinian Union of University Teachers and Employees’ call for his firing…

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