Rashid Khalidi’s New History of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict Opts for Lies and Distortions over Dispassionate Examination

April 8 2020

After several years as an adviser and spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Rashid Khalidi took up a professorship of history at the University of Chicago, and later moved to Columbia, where he succeeded Edward Said. In some of his earlier works, writes Benny Morris, Khalidi showed an ability to express “glimmerings” of criticism of the Palestinian national movement. But no sign of reflection or scholarly detachment can be found in his newest book, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance:

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More about: Edward Said, Israeli history, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, PLO, Rashid Khalidi

How Israel Can Stand Up to a Belligerent Turkey

Sept. 25 2020

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has become increasingly authoritarian, Islamist, and hostile toward Israel and the West more generally. The Turkish government has also indicated that it aspires to alter its maritime border with Greece, and even its border with Syria. Analyzing these changes, and what they term the country’s “bellicose foreign policy,” Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman, and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examine the implications for Israel, and how the Jewish state might best respond:

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More about: Israeli Security, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, U.S. Foreign policy