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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Nazis for a Jewish state: the case of Musa Shahbandar
This is from the declassified documents of the British Foreign Office (provided to me by an American PhD student doing research). It is about Musa Shahbandar: a foreign minister in Rashid `Ali Kilani's government and probably one of the most ardent Nazis of his time. 1) he was rehabilitated by the British in the 1950s. 2) he seems to support a Jewish state in Palestine when Arab public opinion was uniformly opposed.
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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