A reader writes:
I took a graduate seminar with Khalidi here at Columbia and he is writing letters of recommendation for my PhD applications. I can unequivocally say that not only is Khalidi no anti-semite (a laughable charge for anyone who actually knows him), he is undoubtedly one of the most respected Middle East scholars in the field, and even derided as being "too moderate" by many of my classmates. I encourage everyone who suddenly feels empowered to belittle him to actually crack open one of his books. Lastly, the thing about being a spokesperson for the PLO is a pure fantasy. He was allowed to be an advisor at the Madrid talks specifically because he wasn't part of the PLO (the US and Israel refused to negotiate with them directly).
Khalidi's Wiki page is here. Evidence of his alleged anti-Semitism is very, very hard to find.
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