December 20, 2008|Daniel PipesDaniel Pipes Blog
The Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies at Columbia University, Rashid Khalidi, went on the Al-‘Arabiya television channel this evening and talked a great deal about Barack Obama (of whom he does not expect great things). He also answered...
December 10, 2008|Michael RubinNational Review Online
There's a lot of conspiratorial nonsense out there about Iraq that may have once served a political purpose, but which now looks ridiculous. And a lot of people try to become instant commentators about Iran and the Islamic world, but instead...
December 04, 2008|Cinnamon StillwellinFocus (Jewish Policy Center)
For a brief time during the 2008 presidential campaign, Columbia University's Edward Said professor of Arab studies Rashid Khalidi was the most famous Middle East studies academic in the country. Khalidi's relationship with now president-elect Barack
December 04, 2008|Asaf RomirowskyinFocus
Of all the thorny issues complicating peace efforts in the Middle East, the Palestinian demand for the "right of return" of refugees from the 1948 and 1967 wars ranks among the toughest to address. Even if the Palestinians were to cease calling...
December 03, 2008|Winfield MyersFrontPage Magazine
Political correctness is at its most parodic precisely when it seems beyond parody. The latest bit of history to support this adage is the Middle East studies establishment's reception of Sherry Jones's novel The Jewel of Medina (Jewel), a life of...
December 02, 2008|Michael RubinThe Corner (Blog of National Review Online)
Ahead of the presidential election, as Martin Kramer demonstrated here, how JTA reporter Ron Kampeas described inaccurately an ongoing debate — Rashid Khalidi's ties to the PLO — and, by doing so, subordinated good journalism to a...
November 14, 2008|Jamie GlazovFrontPage Magazine
Frontpage Interview's guest today is Jonathan Schanzer, director of policy at the Jewish Policy Center. He has served as a counterterrorism analyst at the U.S. Department of Treasury and as a research fellow at Washington Institute for Near East...
November 11, 2008|Daniel PipesFrontPage Magazine
Ali ibn Abi-Talib, the seventh-century figure central to Shiite Islam, is said to have predicted when the world will end, columnist Amir Taheri points out. A "tall black man" commanding "the strongest army on earth" will take power "in the west...
November 03, 2008|Michael RubinNational Review Online
Martin Kramer, who has done yeoman's work on the Rashid Khalidi - PLO connection, has more at his website. It seems Mr. Khalidi not only was a self-described spokesman for the PLO interviewed for a radio documentary at its headquarters, but also...
November 03, 2008|Cinnamon StillwellCinnamon Stillwell's Blog
In reaction to the plethora of information regarding Obama's relationship with Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi, Obama supporters have seized on a piece by Seth Colter Walls at the Huffington Post alleging that McCain too is tainted by