Ramaz Explains Why It Banned Rashid Khalidi

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More than 230 Ramaz students have signed a petition protesting the decision of their school to ban a program with Rashid Khalidi, a Columbia University professor who is know for his sharp criticism of Israel.

Explaining their position, Paul Shaviv, the head of school issued a letter to parents and faculty on Friday, stating:

Defending the school’s stance on dialogue, Shaviv continues:

Mondoweiss, an anti-Zionist website which first reported the story, called the incident evidence of the “Jewish community commit[ting] intellectual suicide before our eyes.”

These is no word yet on who the school might bring in to replace Khalidi.

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Forward Staff

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