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Dr. Asaf Romirowsky is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) and a fellow at the Middle East Forum. Romirowsky is co-author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief.

ARTICLES BY: Asaf Romirowsky


March 6, 2017 7:46 am
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A Quaker Education — Against Israel

Unwittingly, the Friends’ Central School, a well-regarded Quaker establishment in Pennsylvania, has once again come under fire for its ties to the boycott, divestment and...

November 22, 2015 7:28 am
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In the Middle East, ‘The Tail Wags the Dog’ (REVIEW)

Blaming the West has become the most pervasive method of teaching for many Middle East studies departments, which are becoming the heart of pop-culture academia....

November 17, 2015 7:59 am
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Steven Salaita: The BDS Movement’s Favorite Martyr

Steven Salaita, whose anti-Zionist/Semitic tweets and uncivil rants cost him a position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), used a recent appearance in Philadelphia to portray himself...

August 10, 2015 10:51 am
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The Iran Nuclear Deal Will Destroy Any ‘Stability’ in the Middle East

Traditionally, American Presidents and policymakers have strived to create and maintain stability with their Middle East allies. Yet now with the Iran deal we have...

May 10, 2015 11:18 am
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Combating BDS

Combating BDS requires a deep understanding of the movement, its funding, organizational architecture, and the plethora of Jewish and Muslim NGOs who fund-raise and train on...

March 29, 2015 3:51 pm
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Israelis Still Want Peace – the Right Peace

Prior to the Israeli elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came under fire for securing his right-wing base when he stated, "I think that anyone who is...

February 17, 2015 1:19 am
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Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America's Great Game: The...

October 29, 2014 7:27 am
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The ASA’s Stunning Hypocrisy on Israel Boycott

The American Studies Association (ASA) adoption of a BDS resolution in December 2013 garnered a significant backlash from over 250 American university presidents and academic...

October 22, 2014 7:21 am
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‘Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying’

One line from the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption embodies perfectly the Arab-Israeli conflict, "Get busy living or get busy dying." This line encapsulates the...

July 29, 2014 12:38 am
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Are UN Agencies Fighting for Human Rights or Supporting Terrorism?

Operation Protective Edge has put a significant spotlight on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) after munitions were found in...

July 3, 2014 10:41 am
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The Leftward Tilt of American Jews

Twenty years after the Oslo peace process, and now with the collapse of the recent negotiations mediated by John Kerry, Jewish American leftists groups are...

March 26, 2014 7:18 am
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How Can Kings College Tolerate BDS?

For nearly twenty years, under the leadership of Middle East historian Efraim Karsh and his Middle East and Mediterranean Studies Programme, Kings College London was...

February 24, 2014 8:43 am
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The ‘Big Tent’ Illusion on College Campuses

More and more, we hear from faculty and students about the need to have an "open tent" or a "big tent," of ideas and opinions...

December 30, 2013 2:01 pm
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Arafat, Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State (REVIEW)

State of Failure: Arafat, Abbas, and the Unmaking of the Palestinian State, by Jonathan Schanzer (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.) 'If you build it, they will come," was the...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Trump Campaign Mideast Adviser Walid Phares: President Envisions Resolution...

A terrorism expert and long-time Fox News analyst who served as the new US leader’s Mideast adviser during the election campaign...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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