Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Rashid Khalidi Worries that Jews Will ‘Infest’ the Trump Administration
Excerpt: The famous Columbia professor repeatedly used a Nazi-era metaphor to depict Jews as vermin. Rashid Khalidi is unapologetic. The longtime Columbia University professor last month said repeatedly that supporters of Israel would “infest” the Trump administration — language that evokes the imagery and metaphors of the Nazis. But for all the on-campus sensitivity seminars and trigger warnings that dominate our age, don’t expect an apology in this case. Apparently, no language, even if it is dehumanizing and deeply rooted in historic anti-Semitism, is out of line in condemning Israel. Professor Khalidi is well known as Columbia University’s professor of modern Arab studies.

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