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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 17, 2020 5:04 am

The Waning Power of the ‘Struggle for Palestine’

In his 1974 book Palestinians and Israel, the late Yehoshafat Harkabi wrote that following the Six-Day War: The collision with the Palestinians [was] presented as the...

July 30, 2020 5:54 am

Sports, Moral Education, and the NFL

Sports have always played an integral role in modern life, connecting popular culture with patriotism and nationalism. But the NFL, and football in general, are...

April 20, 2020 6:51 am

The Fauda Effect: Israeli Active Defense on the Screen

The Israeli concept of “active defense” has long been used by the film industry as a tool with which to showcase the Israeli perspective on...

February 11, 2020 9:56 am

If You Will It, It Is No Dream… but Only on Our Terms

In his address to the Zionist Congress in London on August 2, 1900, Theodor Herzl said: Zionism demands a publicly recognized and legally secured home in...

November 6, 2019 7:42 am

An Open Letter to UMass Professors Who Support BDS

Below is an open letter to the faculty members who signed a pro-BDS letter to University of Massachusetts Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy: We do not know...

October 29, 2019 6:51 am

Netanyahu and Gantz Need to Learn the Hebrew Word ‘Mamlachtiut’

Israelis are a cynical bunch, yet they have a specific term for putting one’s own interests aside for the greater good -- a fact that...

August 30, 2019 11:16 am

The Tlaib-Omar Show Was a BDS Masterstroke

It is a great and quintessentially Israeli irony that Arab members of the Knesset have repeatedly proposed establishing an official Nakba Day -- in other...

June 18, 2019 6:26 am

Lessons From Israel’s First US Ambassador

After the slanderous assaults on American Jews and Israel by Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), there was a slew of condemnations from...

February 13, 2019 8:13 am

The New Religion of Anti-Zionism

Being anti-Israeli is the modern face of antisemitism. And it is just as toxic. Anti-Israelism is also a modern-day religion, in that it demands unquestioning...

October 12, 2018 10:58 am

Antisemitism Spreads in the United States

In his 1940 film "The Ghost Breakers," Bob Hope finds himself in Cuba facing a strange menace -- zombies. An acquaintance explains, “A zombie has no...

April 10, 2017 5:30 pm

The Fight for Zion

For American Jews, Zionism has become a source of debate, controversy, embarrassment and guilt, as they try to come to terms with the activities of...

March 6, 2017 7:46 am

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

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

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...


Jewish Twitter Users Mock ‘Serious Eats’ Ham on Bagel Combination

Jewish Twitter users mercilessly poked fun at a recipe on a popular food...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Jewish Groups Call for Action Against State Department Official After Racis...

Jewish leaders and groups as well as New York Congressman Ritchie Torres expressed outrage Sunday after revelations that a State...


Report: Security Officials Expect More Iranian Attacks on Israeli Ships, Be...

Israel’s security establishment believes Iran will attempt more attacks like Friday’s explosion on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of...

Middle East

In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated by Islamic State

In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square surrounded by low-rise houses, testament to the role Iraq's once flourishing Christian...

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