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.

Published on: September 18, 2015
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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