Am surprised Harvard would have taken on a student who would make so weak an argument. Can't see at all why events in Syria (or Micronesia, for that matter) make it less legitimate to discuss Israeli - Palestinian relations, including the one-state solution. Then again, they do have Dershowitz on faculty, so perhaps I am overestimating the local standards for scholarship.
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from the article: Anti-Semitism in academic guise