SPME Research

Speaker Disruption Policy at UC Davis: A Position Paper

The Problem This paper suggests how we can better protect the freedom of speech of outside speakers invited to UC, Davis, as well as that of the audiences who come to listen to them.  It targets those protestors who disrupt…

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Take the Fight to BDS: Time for a New Initiative

Take the fight to your enemy Israel must always take the fight to the enemy to survive. Israel took the fight to the enemy in every war, and never hesitates to neutralize enemies whether hiding in Argentina or a five-star…

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How New York can help stop Europe’s rampaging Israel boycotters

In America, the odious boycott, divestment and sanctions movement targeting Israel remains largely confined to university humanities departments, leaving Europe as the main battleground in the economic war on Israel. And now a bill in the New York Legislature may…

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BDS Equals Economic Warfare

At the core of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS ) is economic warfare meant to delegitimize and marginalize Israel. But the fatal fallacy of the movement is rooted in the fact that its proponents are hurting the very…

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Anti-Semitism on California Campuses

The problem on campuses across the country is that pro-Palestinian activists, in their zeal to seek self-affirmation, statehood, and “social justice,” have waged an extremely caustic cognitive war against Israel and Jews. Being pro-Palestinian on campuses today does not necessarily…

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What Will Be Next?: A Dangerous Climate for Scholars

Last week, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) cast a vote on a resolution to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction Movement (BDS) against the State of Israel. Nadine Naber, one of the proponents of the resolution, spoke about advocating for…

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