Middle East studies in the News
Anti Anti-Semitism [incl. Rashid Khalidi]
by Peter Wehner
Over at his blog at The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg carefully and methodically takes apart Joe Klein for his latest posting, in which Klein writes:
Jeff makes it clear he's not accusing Klein of anti-Semitism and, for that matter, Goldberg doesn't accuse Khalidi of it, either. But Jeff writes that this is "the first time I've ever heard a Jewish person, or a non-anti-Semite, make this sort of malicious statement, one that perverts the universal meaning of a term in order to mock the phenomenon of Jew-hatred." Goldberg goes on to write:
Jeff further argues that "emptying the term ‘anti-Semitism' of its accepted meaning in order to score points against John McCain? That's simply too much."
Indeed it is. It's not surprising, but it is unfortunate.Note: Articles listed under "Middle East studies in the News" provide information on current developments concerning Middle East studies on North American campuses. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Campus Watch and do not necessarily correspond to Campus Watch's critique.
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