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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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Finkelstein talk criticized

In a talk on April 28 organized by UB’s Graduate Group in Marxist Studies, visiting speaker Norman Finkelstein set out to demonize Israel using the following interpretive strategy. First, always refer to the “Israel-Palestine” conflict, never to the broader enmity…

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Response to IHLRI

Dear Prof. Bloom,In the first paragraph of your response to my inquiry, you wrote “I have examined the issues, namely: the relation of IHLRI to the mission of the Program, the procedures and scope of input into IHLRI content, and…

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Response to Unison

From Gerald Steinberg: UNISON – is a major UK trade union with 1.5 million members, specializingin healthcare related professions. Its recent general membershippublication includes the attached highly offensive article on the“wailingwall”, which cites a notoriously anti-Israel NGO known as MAP.…

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Steinberg/Rosen letter on diarrhea disease in Gaza

Letter to the Editors Comments on `Palestinian refugee conditions associated with intestinalparasites and diarrhoea: Nuseirat refugee camp as a case study’ by T.A. AbuMourad (Public Health 2004; 118:131-42) Laura RosenSchool of Public Health, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and Gerald M.…

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Europe’s Old Disease Returns

Militant Islamists are forming a twisted alliance with Europe’s left to spread virulent anti-Semitism that targets both Jews and America. One of the few certainties of the 20th century was that the apostles of Marxist materialism and the adherents of…

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Whither Hebron? An Objective Indicator For Peace

I was fortunate to visit many places in Judea and Samaria, but one place I did not see was Hebron. “Too dangerous,” I was told, which only increased my admiration for the Jewish communities there. In a land replete with…

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A Courageous Voice for Peace

Author’s Note: When I wrote Ed Beck (and he wrote the Board) about my Bangladeshi friend and colleague, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, it was suggested I write an original piece for SPME members. Mr. Choudhury’s goal is to pierce the…

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