A professor coming to Columbia University this fall to head up a Middle East studies institute has said that killing armed Israelis is legitimate Palestinian “resistance” to occupation.
The money Columbia is using to pay the professor comes in part from Rita Hauser, a high-profile New York philanthropist whose former law firm was a registered agent of the Palestinian Authority.Also contributing was a foundation with close ties to Saudi Arabia.
Rashid Khalidi, a professor of history and Near Eastern languages and civilizations and director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago, is set to move to Columbia University this fall, where he will teach as the Edward Said professor of Middle Eastern studies, a new — and supposedly anonymously funded — position at the school. He will also direct the school’s Middle East Institute.
From the NY Sun. Khalidi is a well-known Arab supremacist and Palestinian extremist who has openly endorsed the use of terrorism against Israeli civilians. He has also been one of the foremost promoters of the canard that the IDF's "Plan Dalet" in the '48 War was secretely a plan to expel the Palestinian Arabs from the country. This went too far for Israeli Revisionist historian Benny Morris, who even in his Leftist days denounced Khalidi as an ideologically motivated distortionist. Needless to say, this is no surprise coming from Columbia, home of neo-Nazi Leftist terror supporter Edward Said.