SPME Research

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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Explaining Islamic terror

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=107460907234 3&apage=2 ‘Anyone concerned with what’s happening in our world ought to spend some time reading the Koran.” Andy Rooney, the famed CBS commentator, gave this advice shortly after 9/11, as did plenty of others. His suggestion makes intuitive sense,…

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KEEP THE COURTS OUT OF THIS TERRITORY

(Ed Morgan is a law professor at the University of Toronto and a member of SPME. He also founded Canadian Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, a separate organization from SPME) Having denounced as illegal the building of a…

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A chance to change the agenda?

http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=2231&s=1 The actions of the United Nations in leading the campaign to demonize Israel have also led to the organization’s decline in prestige and influence. Recently, the process accelerated with the General Assembly decision to refer Israel’s construction of a…

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Analysis: Regional arms control revisited

Wednesday’s meeting of the security cabinet to consider regional arms control issues was the first such discussion in many years. It was prompted by a number of developments, including Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi’s declaration that he would give up his…

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Building a Palestinian “Peace Now” model

I heard so much about the Israeli organization Peace Now which was founded by 348 reserve officers of the Israeli military back in 1978. But it wasn’t until I attended a recent dinner hosted by it’s American support group that…

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