4 thoughts on “Rashid Khalidi’s ‘Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood’ – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I think you might be confusing the Khalidi:Princeton story with the case of Juan Cole. His website is here: http://www.juancole.com/. He teaches at Michigan, and there was an ultimately successful campaign by some Princeton high rollers to deny consideration of Cole for a position at Princeton. I don’t remember all the particulars but a number of people expressed outrage at the time. But the same may well have happened to Khalidi, as well.


  2. Cindy: Yes, I know it gets confusing there’s so much hostility going around regarding academics who are critical of Israel. But, yes they’re 2 separate incidents which I’ve linked below to posts I wrote about each one. Juan Cole was booted by Yale (not Princeton) after they’d practically offered him an endowed chair there.

    Khalidi was up for a similar position at Princeton when similar opposition was mounted by right-wing pro-Israel alumni. I couldn’t find out what happened in his situation but I know he’s still at Columbia so the position didn’t materialize. The intrusion of politics into academic hiring & promotion issues is to be expected, but deplorable nonetheless.

  3. Silly me… I was only remembering Cole’s case b/c I read his website daily. Thanks for the clarification; I’ll read a little more closely before spouting off in future.

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