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Giuliani names Podhoretz, Kramer as advisers

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Rudy Giuliani named top Jewish neo-conservatives as foreign policy advisers.

The campaign for Giuliani, the former New York mayor and currently the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, distributed an article appearing this week in the Forward.

The article names as advisers Norman Podhoretz, the former Commentary editor and a hard-liner on Iran, and Martin Kramer, an Israeli-American expert on Shi’ism who stirred controversy a few years ago when he said the tendency by American Middle East academics to neglect radical Islam as an issue was in part to blame for the failure to anticipate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Others named by Kramer on his website include Stephen Rosen, a Harvard University national security professor, and Peter Berkowitz, a law professor at George Mason University in Virginia.

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