The Virginia couple who allegedly crashed a White House state dinner is tied to Rashid Khalidi, a pro-Palestinian professor who excuses terrorism and has been a close associate to President Obama.
Michaele and Tareq Salahi met Obama in a receiving line at last week's event, with a "deeply concerned and embarrassed" Secret Service stating it never checked whether the two were on the White House guest list.
Tareq Salahi served on the board of the American Task Force for Palestine, where Columbia University Professor Khalidi served as vice president. The American Power blog noticed both Salahi's and Khalidi's names have been scrubbed from the Task Force website, although Salahi's bio still comes up on a Google cache search of the site.
The Task Force lobbies for a Palestinian state and demands the so-called right of return for Palestinian "refugees" – a formula Israeli officials across the political spectrum have warned could destroy Israel by population genocide, with the Jewish state forced to accept millions of Arabs, thus diluting its Jewish majority…Hey, nice work if you can get it (and you can get it if you hate “Zionism”).
I don’t know why the couple thought they had to crash the thing. Surely Rashid Khalidi, with his “shlep,” could have gotten them on the guest list.