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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


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...

December 18, 2013 10:41 am
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Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God (REVIEW)

Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God, by Matthew Levitt (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2013). In the Fall of 2002, as the Bush...

Culture

Children’s Cultural Identities

We all know about how much damage parents can do to children. But sometimes society, even when it means well,...

Israel’s President Honors Philanthropist for Supporting American-Israeli STEM Research

JNS.org -- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin honored a media mogul and philanthropist this week...

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Iranian Atomic Energy Chief: If Trump Rips Up Nuclear Deal, We Will ‘Snap...

If newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump nixes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s nuclear program will “snap...

Israel

Netanyahu to Hold First Conversation With President Trump on Sunday Evening

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would later in the day hold his first conversation with Donald Trump since his inauguration as U.S. president.

Middle East

As US Inaugurates New President, Palestinians Protest, Burn Posters of R...

During Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, West Bank Arabs burned images of the new world...

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