Middle East studies in the News
Khalidi Lobs Another Canard into the Echo Chamber
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When Columbia professor Rashid Khalidi repeatedly promoted a hoax quote meant to impugn Israel, he left some of the world's largest newspapers holding the bag. The New York Times, LA Times and others eventually published corrections to the falsehood Khalidi had them print.
Fact checkers hoping to avoid a repeat might want to check out Martin Kramer's incisive deconstruction of the professor's latest misinformation campaign.
Khalidi, it seems, has taken to claiming that a man named Edward Gottlieb, "one of the founders of the modern public relations industry" and "the father of the American iteration of Zionism," commissioned Leon Uris to write his famous novelExodus in order to positively advertise Israel.
After investigating, Kramer concluded:
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