Name: Rashid Khalidi
Age: 69 (Born 1948)
Career: Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, Editor for the Journal of Palestine Studies
Previously: Professor at American University of Beirut(1976-1983), Columbia University, University of Chicago(1987-1995), Wafa, Lecturer at Georgetown University.
Alma Mater: Yale University, Oxford University
Published: Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness
Activities: Writer, Former PLO spokesman
Associate Organizations: BDS, JVP, PLO, Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Sponsor for The Palestine-Israel Journal
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Controversy: He was cited by Wafa and identified as a PLO spokesman while in Beirut in the Israeli-Lebanese war of 1982. He recently signed a petition in support of BDS. He was caught lying in a New York Times op-ed concerning quotes by Israeli politicians. He was quoted using Nazi slur depict Jews as vermin in a WBEZ radio interview. Has sponsored, and continues to sponsor, BDS activities and condones resistance against both Israeli and American troops.
Other Controversies: Dismissed by Columbia from the New York City teacher training program. Maintains close relationship with Omar Barghouti, who is the founder of BDS.
“Killing civilians is a war crime. It’s a violation of international law. They are not soldiers. They’re civilians, they’re unarmed. The ones who are armed, the ones who are soldiers, the ones who are in occupation, that’s different. That’s resistance.”
“so they have a vision whereby the occupied territories aren’t occupied, they have a vision whereby there is no such thing as the Palestinians, they have a vision whereby international law doesn’t exist, they have a vision whereby the United States can unilaterally cancel a decision in the United Nations.”
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