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Digging Up the Dirt on El-Haj

Amid accusations of mud-slinging, a group of archaeologists have taken to dirt-digging – literally – in their battle against a controversial fellow academic, Nadia Abu El-Haj, who is embroiled in a controversial bid for tenure at Barnard College.Columbia University’s pro-Israel student group recently sponsored a lecture series designed in part to rebut El-Haj’s work, which has been critical of the traditional narratives of Israeli archeology. (The Forward

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