BDS Monitor Live – May 21, 2020

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The end of the academic year is an opportunity to summarize BDS developments in higher education and politics. The global coronavirus pandemic, the possibility of Israel ‘annexing’ part of the West Bank, and the most unusual American presidential race in modern history have been the backdrop for dramatic change but also marked continuity, particularly with respect to antisemitism. SPME’s Live Briefing Series covers recent BDS developments and gives listeners the opportunity to ask questions to SPME staff.

BDS Monitor Live Speaker: Alex Joffe

Dr. Alex Joffe is editor of SPME’s monthly BDS Monitor. He is an archaeologist and historian specializing in the Middle East and contemporary international affairs. Educated at Cornell University and the University of Arizona, he is also a Shillman-Ingerman fellow of the Middle East Forum. Among other topics he has written extensively on the BDS movement and contemporary antisemitism.

BDS Monitor Live – May 21, 2020

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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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