Hate For an Israeli Soldier
By: Michael Rubin
NationalReview.com | Friday, October 26, 2007
Yesterday, the University of Delaware asked Asaf Romirowsky
to step down from an academic panel at the University of Delaware because
another panelist, University of Delaware political scientist Muqtedar Khan, didn't want to share the podium with anyone who
served in the Israeli Defense Forces. Romirowsky, who holds joint
American/Israeli citizenship and lives in Philadelphia, had been invited to join
Khan, his colleague in political science, Stuart Kaufman, a staff member of the National Security
Council during the Clinton administration, and a graduate student to discuss
anti-Americanism in the Middle East. The program was organized by the College
Republicans, the College Democrats, and the Students of Western Civilization
Club. The Leadership Institute provided the funds for the panel, which met on
the University of Delaware campus on Wednesday evening. The students offered
Romirowsky the opportunity to come to campus next week and speak alone, with no
other panel members who might object to his presence.
If Khan was just
an academic, that would be one thing. But he also straddles the
policy world: Khan is a a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Pentagon consultant.
According to an e-mail he sent to the University, he gave a workshop at
the Pentagon yesterday afternoon.
To continue reading this article -- and to see the e-mail from Khan stating his objections to appearing with
Romirowsky, click here.
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