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February 16, 2005
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A Columbia University professor challenged anti-Israel professors to a debate. George Fletcher, a Columbia Law School professor who teaches a course on the jurisprudence of war, paid for a quarter-page advertisement in the Columbia Spectator challenging Middle East studies professors Rashid Khalidi, Joseph Massad and Hamid Dabashi and other interested faculty to a debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, his assistant said.

Romania’s prime minister told a visiting Jewish delegation that he places great importance on teaching “exact knowledge” of the Holocaust. Calin Popescu Tariceanu met Tuesday with more than 50 members of a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, who are on a five-day mission to Bulgaria and Romania before going on to Israel.

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