Fouad Ajami Goes to Israel

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

January 8, 2015 | Martin Kramer
About the author: Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history and served as founding president at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and is the Walter P. Stern fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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

“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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