Rashid Khalidi is now a professor at Columbia University. Khalidi seems to be a good fit at Columbia where the Middle East Studies Department has been criticized for hiring outspoken opponents of American and Israeli policy.
At a farewell dinner for Khalidi before he took the Columbia job, Obama 's speech was filled with glowing praise for his friend, including references to the many meals they had shared.
During documented speeches and public events, Khalidi has called Israel an “apartheid system in creation” and a destructive “racist” state.
Khalidi has multiple times expressed support for Palestinian terror, calling suicide bombings response to "Israeli aggression." He dedicated his 1986 book, Under Siege to “those who gave their lives ... in defense of the cause of Palestine and independence of Lebanon.”
Critics assailed the book as excusing Palestinian terrorism.
As if that wasn’t enough connection between Obama and Khalidi this is even more binding:
Khalidi's wife Mona ran the Chicago area charity, the Arab American Action Network, that received substantial assistance from the Woods Fund, a left wing foundation that Obama and unreconstructed terrorist Bill Ayers were Board members. The AAAN was notorious for its pro-Palestianian sympathies.
Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes will discuss the close relationship between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi on a special broadcast of “Hannity's America” which will air tomorrow night (Sunday) at 9:00 PM eastern time.