Rashid Khalidi's False Narrative of Israeli History
by Winfield Myers • May 1, 2014 at 4:24 pm
Former PLO spokesman and Columbia University historian Rashid Khalidi
recently offered an audience in Washington, D.C., a false version of Israeli history in which the U.S. and Israel share the blame for the failure of numerous attempts to reach a permanent peace with the Palestinians. Andrew Harrod reported on Khalidi's lecture for Campus Watch in an article published at FrontPage Magazine
Palestinian-American Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi addressed America's role in the Arab-Israeli peace processon April 17, 2014, at Washington, DC's Jerusalem Fund, a pro-Palestinian think tank. Describing Israel's "entirely false narrative" into which "we have all been brainwashed," Khalidi revealed his own myopia before an audience of about forty mostly likeminded, middle-aged people.
John Halaka's "Portraits of Denial and Despair" photo exhibit currently displayed in Jerusalem Fund hallways set a worrying ambience for Khalidi. Amidst photo captions damning an Israeli "settler colonial state," one photo montage shows Yasser Arafat's former press secretary, Raeda Taha. She grew up "in the shadow of a martyr," a caption declares, a "symbol of the national struggle," namely her pictured terrorist father Ali Taha, "killed in a hijacking operation he commanded."
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