Michelle Malkin: Why Not Blast Obama for Supporting an Anti-Israeli Scholar?

, Spencer Irvine, Leave a comment

A good take from Michelle Malkin on the Ted Cruz media frenzy by highlighting how they ignore Obama’s support of an anti-Israeli scholar.

In 2003, when Obama was a 42-year-old state senator and rising Democratic star in Illinois, he delivered a gushing address at a farewell gala for Rashid Khalidi.

At the time, Khalidi taught international studies and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Chicago, where Obama served as a law school lecturer. Khalidi is now an Arab Studies professor at Columbia University and directs the school’s federally subsidized Middle East Institute named after his anti-Israel, Blame America mentor, Arab academic Edward Said.

In the 1970s, Palestinian-American Khalidi was quoted extensively as a de facto mouthpiece for Yasser Arafat and his State Department-designated terrorist outfit, the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

 

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