All posts for January 2001

Palestine: Imagination nation

January 1st, 2001 | Posted in Boycott, Palestine

    Montreal Mirror, by Christopher Hazou.

    Photo: Israeli soldier holds a pile of Palestinian IDs at a checkpoint.

During this year’s U.S. presidential election campaign, there was almost no mention made of Israel and the Palestinians by either of the major candidates. That is, until the waning days of the race, when John McCain made a last-ditch attempt to cast aspersions upon Barack Obama by highlighting a connection to respected Palestinian-American academic and Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi. “It was shameful for them to try and paint Professor Khalidi as anything but an esteemed scholar and academic,” says lawyer and Palestinian-American activist Noura Erakat. “It was reprehensible.”


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