For academic institutions everywhere, shutting off open discussion runs counter to the very foundations of academic life.
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Former Obama family friend and Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi joined HuffPost Live in anticipation of President Obama's trip to Israel t...
To know why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has proved so intractable, it's worth reading the two op-eds published by the New York Times on March 13, in advance of President Obama's much-anticipated visit to the region.
Since 2002, Israel has been building a massive concrete partition in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank. Israelis call it the "security barrier." For Palestinians, it is the "apartheid wall."
When was the last time you got someone to change their mind about a challenging issue?
A year after the Gaza War - two Israelis and a Palestinian gather in a small church in Manhattan to talk about Operation Cast Lead, carried out by the Israeli Defense Forces.
Apparently in addition to being a socialist, a terrorist, a Kenyan, a Nazi, a granny killer, and like Hitler -- Obama is not even really our president. The whole thing was just a big liberal lie.
Pity the poor right. The party faithful's fear and smear machine that has worked in the past--quicker than you could say Swift boating or Willie Horton--just doesn't possess that same old white magic.
Despite all of the muck thrown about this year, and all of the slights and blunders on all sides, Obama will likely win near identical huge majorities of both Arab American and Jewish voters.
What may indeed be behind these right-wing campaigns is not derailing Obama's almost inevitable election as president, but limiting his policy options after he becomes president.
America needs Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans in positions of responsibility in our government -- and not just dealing with Arab-American and Muslim issues.
by Taylor Marsh
Let's start with Juan Cole's "McCain Racism, Hypocrisy on Khalidi Issue." He gives an explanation that is continually ignored no ma...
Not that professor Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University needs my help, but I couldn't help staying quiet as the Republican smear machine picked on this... American of Palestinian origin.
The Washington Post asked the latest GOP bogeyman Rashid Khalidi, what he thinks of the current uproar. He wrote back briefly, "I will stick to my policy of letting this idiot wind blow over."
Jeez. Can somebody please tell these dorks to do their frickin' homework before they go on television? If one is the McCain Campaign National Spokesman, one should at least do that.
Khalidi is a big-time professor. Which is to say that, until quite recently, he was someone most of us had never heard of. But then John McCain picked Professor Khalidi's new Halloween costume.
McCain campaign manager Rick Davis held a conference call on Thursday to dish out some more press criticism and fan the flames of a new alleged ACORN-...
Is this how you really want to go out? Do you want the following hate-filled gems to be the final symbol of your failed campaign? Is this how you want to be remembered?
Oh, dear. Michael Goldfarb, who's clearly better off blogging about ABBA and criticizing people for playing Dungeons and Dragons, just pooped his pan...
The latest guilt-by-association target that the McCain campaign is using to hit Barack Obama could carry some collateral damage for its own candidate....
Nonetheless, it is time for Jews to demand that it stop. This constant (and nauseating) pandering on Israel coupled with invoking the Holocaust and bashing Arabs is insulting to us.
Ten years ago, Barack Obama went to a lecture by Columbia Professor Edward Said, the prominent Palestinian intellectual. That rates Page One news today for the LA Times.
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