Comedy Central’s John Oliver sends up the US congressmen who stupidly and wickedly cut off funding to UNESCO because 100 member nations voted to admit Palestine to the organization. The US was a sponsor of the Oslo Peace Accords that created the Palestine Authority and set it on the path to statehood, and it is impossible to understand why an otherwise decent person like Wexler wants to keep the Palestinians stateless and without rights. Is he in favor of bringing back slavery, too?
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Juan Cole is the founder and chief editor of Informed Comment and Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He is author of, among many other books, Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires. Follow him at @jricole.