Dear Dr Finkelstein,
It was not that long ago that I attended a lecture you gave in Dublin, at the invitation of the UCD philosophical society. Even though you were under the weather at the time, you nevertheless gave a stimulating talk. It was very well attended. UCD is my old Alma Mater where I qualified in 1974 so I was quite proud to be present on that occasion.The following evening you were invited by the Phil to give a talk at Trinity College. I would like to have attended there also but was unfortunately unable to do so.
Needless to say I am embarrassed that an Irish Institution, like Trinity College, could have treated you so badly.It reminds me of a similar incident when Pittsburg University behaved in a similar fashion.That fiasco had the stench of corruption then, just like this current situation.
I note, however, that several so called “distinguished people” under the heading Distinguished Lecture series, have given lectures at the same establishment in the past, including the likes of,
and Mario Cuomo,
and I thought, maybe under the circumstances, Its you that should be boycotting Trinity College.
Needless to say, I have a huge admiration for your scholarship. May you continue the tremendous work you began many years ago on behalf of the Palestinian people.
Slan agus Beannacht,