Fouad Ajami Goes to Israel

The Lebanese-born scholar knew more about the Jewish state than any Arab intellectual of his generation.

Fouad Ajami at a dinner in Toronto in 2010. Photo by Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images.

Fouad Ajami at a dinner in Toronto in 2010. Photo by Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images.

Observation
Jan. 8 2015
About the author

Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history and served as founding president at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and is the Koret distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.


“In a curious way, my exposure to Israel was essential to my coming to terms with Arab political life and its material.” —Fouad Ajami

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