Veteran Middle East scholar and commentator Barry Rubin died on Monday, his family announced.I have a copy of the Israel-Arab Reader he sent me in the mail, following a conversation we once had via email several years ago, which was co-written with Walter LaQueur. His passing is a very sad thing, since he was one of the best voices on middle eastern affairs, and understood many issues a lot better than most. He was a very honest man. My condolences to his family.
A longtime columnist for The Jerusalem Post, Barry was director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), and a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya.
Rubin was also the author of several books including Israel: An Introduction, The Israel-Arab Reader, The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East and The Truth About Syria.
Monday, February 03, 2014
BARRY RUBIN, RIP
The veteran professor passed away from cancer at age 64:
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