Commentary on the Politics, History and Culture of the Middle East and Central Asia, by Brian Ulrich
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Over the summer, Lisa Goldman went to Lebanon to report on life there a year after the war. When Hizbullah learned of this, they denounced her as a Zionist spy. Now Israel is investigating her for travel to an "enemy state," a crime which carries a penalty of up to four years in prison.
I am an Associate Professor in History at Shippensburg University, where I teach courses in Middle Eastern and world history. My two major research areas are the Middle East from the 7th through 10th centuries and the Persian Gulf from ancient times to the present. Nothing on this site represents an official position of Shippensburg University.