Biography

 Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University.

For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict.   He currently writes and lectures.

Finkelstein is the author of nine books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions:

 

Old Wine, Broken Bottle:  ARI SHAVIT’S PROMISED LAND (OR Books: 2014);

 

Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish romance with Israel is coming to an end (OR Books: 2012);

 

What Gandhi Says, About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage (OR BOOKS: 2012); 

 

“This Time We Went Too Far”: Truth and consequences of the Gaza invasion(OR Books, 2010; expanded paperback version, 2011);

 

Beyond Chutzpah: On the misuse of anti-Semitism and the abuse of history (University of California Press, 2005; expanded paperback edition, 2008);

 

The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering (Verso, 2000; expanded paperback edition, 2003);
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Verso, 1995; expanded paperback edition, 2003); 
A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen thesis and historical truth (with Ruth Bettina Birn) (Henry Holt, 1998); 
The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A personal account of the intifada years (University of Minnesota, 1996).
 
Finkelstein has also published several pamphlets, most recently, Goldstone Recants: Richard Goldstone renews Israel’s license to kill (OR Books, 2011).

He is currently working on a new book with Palestinian political analyst Mouin Rabbani, entitled How to Solve the Israel-Palestine Conflict.