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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


July 30, 2020 5:54 am
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

Group Representing Jews From Middle East and North Africa Slams California&...

A group representing Jews from the Middle East and North Africa criticized California’s new proposed ethnic studies curriculum for failing...

Israel

Israeli Finance Ministry: It Could Take Five Years to Recover From Economic...

Israel’s Ministry of Finance threw cold water on the possibility of a rapid economic recovery on Sunday, with the publication...

Middle East

Iran Says It Has Detained US-Based Opposition Leader Over 2008 Bomb Attack

Iran said on Saturday its intelligence services have detained a US-based leader of a pro-monarchist group whom it accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing and of plotting other...

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