Middle East studies in the News
Political Tidbits: Khalidi speaks, Wexler on Bibi and Barack
by Eric Fingerhut
Blog of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency
December 4, 2008
- Palestinian-American academic Rashid Khalidi breaks his silence by speaking with Haaretz's Akiva Eldar. "It proved once again that to be of Palestinian origin and to be publicly opposed to the occupation and critical of U.S. policy is grounds for public defamation as a 'terrorist,' "Khalidi says in response to the attacks on him by John McCain and Sarah Palin in the final days of the campaign. As for the prospects for peace under a Obama administration: "Much will depend on who is chosen for the key positions relating to the Middle East. If some of the unimaginative, close-minded and biased advocates of conventional thinking who bear a major share of the responsibility for the mess we have been in for over 20 years -- from the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations to that of Clinton, even before George W. Bush made things even worse -- are appointed to important posts, my expectations will be low.'"
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