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Israel At Columbia

Columbia University has decided to solve the problem of its biased Middle East Studies program by establishing a chair of Israel Studies. Well, that’s not nearly enough, as I argued in “The Princeton Way.” But now comes an incredible development. The already inadequate solution of a chair in Israeli Studies turns out to be utterly bogus–on a par with Columbia’s now infamous whitewash report on its Middle East Studies scandal. Turns out that the search committee for Columbia’s new chair in Israel Studies is going to be controlled by disciples of Edward Said. Martin Kramer has the details.

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