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Columbia U's Hamid Dabashi Blames 'Israeli Fifth Column' for Duke/UNC Federal Funding Controversy

Cinnamon Stillwell

Campus Watch

Fri Oct 18 2019

In characteristically over-the-top, Israel-obsessed fashion, Columbia University professor Hamid Dabashi weighs in on the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies/Dept. of Education controversy (or non-controversy, as it turns out the DoE did provide Title VI '19-20 funding; see CW's latest for more info) by labeling Betsy DeVos, Ken Marcus, and the entire US government under President Trump "Evangelical Zionists," a "platoon of Zionists," "fanatical stormtroopers," "Zionist paratroopers and Hasbara-apparatchik[s]," and for good measure, an "Israeli Fifth Column." And to think, the DoE's letter to the Consortium never once mentioned Israel.

Columbia U's Hamid Dabashi Blames 'Israeli Fifth Column' for Duke/UNC Federal Funding Controversy