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Encyclopedia > Scholars for Peace in the Middle East

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) is a non-profit, advocacy organization. It seeks to counter what it perceives as anti-Israeli bias or outright anti-Semitism in academia worldwide. It organizes its chapters along faculty lines, and, according to its website, has over 6000 members, among them Phyllis Chesler and Matthias K√ľntzel.[1][2] It cooperates with the International Advisory Board on Academic Freedom, the International Academic Friends of Israel, the Israel On Campus Coalition, AISH, the American Jewish Congress, the Anti-Defamation League, Hasbara Fellowships, Hillel Foundation, the Jewish National Fund and the United Jewish Communities of North America. It strives for peace in the Middle East addressing what it understands to be both Israel's and her neighbors legitimate peaceful interests.[1] A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... Advocacy is an umbrella term for organized activism related to a particular set of issues. ... The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... Look up Faculty on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Faculty has several different meanings and can refer to: University faculty are the instructors and/or researchers of high standing at universities, as opposed to the students or support staff. ... Phyllis Chesler (Ph. ... Matthias Küntzel (1955), is a German author and a political scientist. ... Category: ... Aish HaTorah Center opposite the Western Wall in Jerusalem Aish HaTorah (Fire of the Torah) is an Orthodox Jewish outreach organization and yeshiva to persuade Jewish people to become more observant. ... The American Jewish Congress is a civil rights body formed both to protect the civil rights of Jewish Americans, as well as to act as a conduit for pro-civil rights activities in the American Jewish community. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hasbara (הסברה) (or hasbarah) is the Hebrew noun for the action of explaining. The word is used to public relations efforts by the jewish comunity to explain itself and its interests to the wider public. ... Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (Hillel International) is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. ... The JNF logo found on all JNF charity boxes. ... The United Jewish Communities (UJC) is an American Jewish umbrella organization representing 155 Jewish federations and 400 independent Jewish communities across North America. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


  1. ^ a b spme.net about us page
  2. ^ SPME Faculty Voices

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