Süddeutsche Zeitung Review of Beyond Chutzpah

On Monday, June 12th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Ludger Heid, “Kronzeuge mit Chuzpe: Norman G. Finkelstein zieht erneut gegen Israel zu Felde,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, 6 June 2006 (www.sueddeutsche.de) Ludger Heid, “Crown Witness with Chutzpah: Norman G. Finkelstein Has Embarked on a New Anti-Israel Crusade,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, 6 June 2006 The harshest criticism of the disproportionate military operations against the Palestinians comes from within Israel itself. Also, the majority of Israelis advocate a two-state solution. It would nonetheless be absurd for the Israeli government to accuse the domestic opponents


Another Day, Another Lie

On Tuesday, May 30th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

By ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ To the editors: In her comment, “One Week Later” (Apr. 28), Lauren Schuker wrote that I “recently stood accused…of academic dishonesty.” The crucial fact that Schuker fails to mention is that I was innocent of that politically motivated charge and was so found after a thorough investigation, which I requested. Several distinguished individuals who examined the accusations including former Dartmouth President James O. Freedman, former Solicitor General Charles Fried, and the head of the Harvard Law


Reviews of German edition of Beyond Chutzpah

On Thursday, May 18th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Editor’s note: * Frankfurter Rundschau review, 05.10.2006 * Vorwärts review, 05.12.2006 * more reviews of German edition here Frankfurter Rundschau Review of Beyond Chutzpah Rudolf Walther, “Zu viel Platz für den Gegner: Norman G. Finkelstein verheddert sich beim Versuch, ‘Antisemitismus als politische Waffe’ zu entlarven,” Frankfurter Rundschau, 10 May 2006 (http://www.fr-aktuell.de) Rudolf Walther, “A forum for the foe: Norman G. Finkelstein seeks to expose the misuse of anti-Semitism as a political weapon — and gets bogged down in details,” Frankfurter


The guy's got no shame

On Saturday, May 6th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Editor’s Note: Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen wrote in defense of the Walt-Mearsheimer article, “The Lobby,” against its more strident critics like Dershowitz, who charged them with…plagiarism. Richard Cohen criticized me for accusing John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt of using quotes that also appear on hate sites. That was not my accusation. I accused the professors of lifting the quotes from anti-Israel Web sites, a serious charge that has not been rebutted. Mr. Cohen said that Mr. Mearsheimer and Mr.


Has the Axis of Evil gone berserk?

On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Editor’s note: Same old, same old. See the Columbia LionPAC / Hillel email, the furor over Santa Cruz and The Real Axis of Evil. Reader letters here. “Resolution Disaproving of Hate Speech on Campus” Page 1 (PDF; 280 KB) Pages 2 & 3 (PDF; 512 KB) “Whereas, Norman Finkelstein is associated with the racist ideology known as Holocaust Denial or Holocaust Revisionism, arguiing that the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust and especially the number of Holocaust survivors has


It's there, in the last paragraph

On Friday, April 28th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

By DAVID ZHOU, Crimson Staff Writer The College is looking into allegations of plagiarism against novelist Kaavya Viswanathan ’08, but it has not commenced an “investigation” as the news service Bloomberg reported yesterday, a spokesman for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) said yesterday. “We would need to gather much more information on this situation before we could make any kind of judgment,” FAS director of communications Robert Mitchell said. “Bloomberg decided to call ‘gathering information’ an ‘investigation.’ This


The view from down under

On Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

A RECENT academic study on the “Israel lobby” by political scientists John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government has caused a political storm in the US. Their article was accepted, but then rejected, by The Atlantic Monthly; it was eventually published in the London Review of Books. The study says that the US has been “willing to set aside its own security and that of many of its allies in order


A Princeton undergrad rebukes a Harvard dean

On Tuesday, April 18th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

From: “Danilo Mandic” dmandic[at]Princeton.edu To: ekagan[at]law.harvard.edu CC: normangf[at]hotmail.com Subject: A Demand for Censuring Alan Dershowitz Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 00:12:13 -0400 To: Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan Dean Kagan, I’m writing to strongly encourage you to take immediate action against Alan Dershowitz’s scandalous plagiarism and misrepresentation of fact in his book “The Case for Israel.” It has come to my attention through Norman Finkelstein’s exposure of it, but I have personally compared Joan Peters’ “From Time Immemorial” and


A day in the life of the Hashhash family

On Friday, April 14th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Editor’s note: Finkelstein’s book Beyond Chutzpah was dedicated to his close friend and comrade Musa Abu Hashhash. By Gideon Levy Her mouth is closed, sealed, locked. Her words are filtered through clamped jaws. She is 9 years old, a third-grader. Sometimes a transparent tear rolls down her swollen cheek. A rubber-coated bullet shot from medium range, which penetrated her mouth on the right side two weeks ago, shattered her jaw. A minor story. There are 11 fatherless children at home,



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