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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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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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Antisemitsm-Betrayal of History; Betrayal of Truth

No people has been maligned more than have the Jews-no people. It’s not even close. It has been widespread-encompassing locations with little or no Jews-and millennia-long-going back at least to Tacitus. Most of major social institutions, including governments and all…

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Academic Integrity: Falsification and Fabrication

When Discussing The Middle East On Campus and In the Classroom Richard Benkin, Ph.D. Chicago, IL Chair (Approved by Board of Directors, November 6, 2002) On university campuses and elsewhere, the issue of falsified, fabricated and politicized information often masquerading…

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