Scholars for Peace in the Middle East
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, July 21, 2011 - In a most welcome development, following a vote earlier this year by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Faculty Senate to boycott Ben Gurion University (BGU), UJ's administration announced that the original water-research contract which was terminated as a result of the Senate Action has now been reinstated.
CHICO, California, July 11, 2011 - The following was written by Scholars for Peace in the Middle East Board of Directors: The undersigned members of the Board of Directors of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), a worldwide organization of academics, denounce the recent raids on homes and the imprisonment of faculty and administrators of the Baha'i Institute of Higher Education (BIHE) and demand the immediate release of the 12 faculty and staff members still imprisoned.
CHICO, California, June 22, 2011 - The Board of Directors of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), SPME Task Force on Boycotts Divestments and Sanctions and Leadership of SPME-UK, representing nearly 60,000 academics world-wide: 1) Strongly condemns the Union of College and Universities (UCU) vote on May 29, 2011 to promote the campaign to academically boycott Israel, despite advice from its own legal counsel, which has advised it may be an illegal action based on discriminatory practices as well as being well beyond the scope of the charter of the union.
MIAMI, January 16, 2011 - The Board of Directors of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME), in keeping with its position of opposing academic boycotts in general, and opposing those against Israeli academics and academic institutions in particular, issued the following statement in response to the recent announcement of 160 Israeli scholars to boycott Ariel University Center.
NEW YORK, April 5, 2010 - The Legal Task Force of the Scholars for Peace in the Middle East released its first major statement today, blasting the misuse of universal jurisdiction (in the U.K.