Michael Doran, a conservative near-east studies prof and protege of Bernard Lewis, whom Princeton refused to grant tenure for his views; will now have a much higher position; head of Israeli-Palestinian affairs on the National Security Council. Princeton refused him tenure attempting to replace Doran with a nephew of terrorist supporter and fake palestinian, Edward Said. A victim of a scholarly vendetta, Doran will now have a chance to make the policy that his former colleagues who hounded him can only write papers about.
Doran has attacked the school of thought that claimed that the center of all things is the palestinian question. While he is opposed to a number of Israeli policies including settlements and is not likely to be as conservative as Elliot Abrams, he is still a far preferable choice to any of the Edward Saidist arabists in the State Department.