Columbia University professor Rashin Khalidi who campaigns for BDS (Palestinian terrorist-led boycotts) said in a radio interview on Tuesday that Israel supporters will “infest” the US government after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Rashid Khalidi, a professor of Arab studies at Columbia University, was interviewed on the Chicago public radio station WBEZ to discuss Israeli-American relations and the Anti-Israel UN resolution.
“There are a group of people, a lot of them in Israel and some of them in the United States, who live in a world of their own,” Khalidi claimed.
“That is to say, they think that whatever they want, and whatever cockamamie schemes they can cook up, can be substituted for reality. So they have a vision whereby the occupied territories aren’t occupied, they have a vision whereby there is no such thing as the Palestinians, they have a vision whereby international law doesn’t exist, they have a vision whereby the United States can unilaterally cancel a decision in the United Nations.”
“And unfortunately, these people infest the Trump transition team, these people are going to infest our government as of January 20. And they are hand in glove with a similar group of people in the Israeli government and Israeli political life who think that whatever they think can be imposed on reality.”
The BDS group he has led is very extreme. It was launched in 2005 and they seek the destruction of Israel.
BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti, an opponent of the two-state solution, said in 2014 that Palestinians have a right to “resistance by any means, including armed resistance,” while leading activist As’ad Abu Khalil acknowledged in 2012 that “the real aim of BDS is to bring down the state of Israel.”
Khalidi is and was a renowned spokesman for the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization in Beirut though the ’70s and ’80s.
The U.S. Congress stated that “the PLO and its constituent groups have taken credit for, and been implicated in, the murders of dozens of American citizens abroad.”
The terrorist apologist and longtime Obama friend, wants the US to stop supporting Israel. Obama infamously attended a 2003 dinner in honor of Khalidi, tape of which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The Times then suppressed the tape. It must be bad. The domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn were in attendance.
Khalidi advocated the killing of any armed Israelis. All Israelis are armed because of their living conditions.