News from the Middle East

Brandeis pulls Palestinian art from exhibit

WALTHAM, Mass. –Brandeis University officials have removed artwork that depicts Palestinian children bloodied and injured from an exhibit in the school’s library. The images were painted by Palestinian teenagers at the request of an Israeli Jewish student at Brandeis who…

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Jewish Studies Center for University of Texas-Austin

The University of Texas will soon boast the state’s first center for Jewish studies. The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation has provided a $6 million initial challenge grant, and the university has pledged to raise the remaining $6 million…

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Statement of Tuvia Abramson, Penn State Hillel Executive Director, Charging Inappropriate Faculty “Intimidation” of Student and “Distortions” in School and University Communications

“PORTRAITS OF TERROR”Statement and press from Penn State HillelMay 1, 2006 Dear Friends and Colleagues: Following 8 days of misinformation by the School of Visual Arts and Penn State University spokesman which resulted in misleading information, I have decided today…

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NGOs Call for Continued International Funding of PA

A number of NGOs have recently criticized the decisions made by the U.S., Canada and the EU to suspend aid payments to the Palestinian Authority after the Hamas government took office on March 29. Despite Hamas’ violent rejection of Israel’s…

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Bar Ilan University International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom (IAB) Raises Concerns of American Association of Petroleum Boycott of Manuscripts Submitted by Iranian Petroleum Engineers

Bar-IlanUniversity(RA) International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom (IAB) Press Release: April 25, 2006 The International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom (IAB) is concerned by Political Boycotts in Academic Geology The International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom (IAB), established at Bar-Ilan…

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SPME Launches New Website

Scholars for Peace in The Middle East is pleased and proud to announce its new website at as a result of a generous private grant. SPME would like to thank SPME Board Members Stanley Dubinsky, University of South Carolina,…

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