In the next program, renowned scholar, author and activist Norman Finkelstein
will be the special guest who has to face the gauntlet. Anyone who has watched one or two of his debates on YouTube will know that Finkelstein is just about the toughest, best prepared opponent you can meet in a debate. Someone with, it seems, a photographic memory. [If you should venture to quote from a book of which you are the author and you would e. g. refer to “chapter 7 of my book, page 144”, chances are that Finkelstein will interrupt and say, “No, no – that quote comes from page 152 of your book”. And he would most probably be correct.] He is also a controversial figure. On the one hand he is a fierce critic of the Zionist regime in Israel and [a. o.] what he calls “the Holocaust industry”. He probably always is very near the top of the list of those blacklisted as “self-hating Jews” by right-wing Israelis. On the other hand, he opposes the BDS movement and still seems to prefer the outdated option of a two-state solution, for which reason he is sometimes labelled a liberal Jew – which means he is seen to be left-wing, but not left-wing enough.
This should be something special.