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Published on: September 18, 2015
Israel and the Academy
The Politicization of Middle East Studies

The influential Middle East Studies Association objects to the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism, thereby giving up any pretense of professionalism it still had.

Efraim Karsh is emeritus professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King’s College London and professor of political studies at Bar-Ilan university, where he is also a senior research associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies. Asaf Romirowsky is Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) and a research fellow at the Middle East Forum. The authors thank the Middle East Forum for its sponsorship of this essay.
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