By DAVID ANDREATTA Download the PDF of the article.(156 KB ) A professor who has drawn widespread criticism for declaring that some Jews use the memory of the Holocaust an “extortion racket” has ignited an outcry at Columbia University, where he was invited to speak by several student groups. Norman Finkelstein was slated to speak at the university’s largest lecture hall tomorrow night on the topic “Israel and Palestine: Misuse of Anti-Semitism, Abuse of History.” The appearance of Finkelstein, a
Editor’s note: more book reviews here. By Jihad el Khazen The most brazen of all retains me one more day, and again I say: they will drive me insane, quoting Fouad al Muhandis’ line in an old radio show. This week, a book by the lawyer Alan Dershowitz, “Preemption: A Knife That Cuts Both Ways”, will come out in the United States. I will not read this work, because as we say in these lands “the title sums the content”.
From: WPearlman@aol.com To: normangf[at]hotmail.com Subject: Your Mother. Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 17:30:21 EST I read your little polemic about Dershowitz and your mother. But the question remains, how do we know your mother wasn’t a collaborator of some sort. Perhaps has a whore for the German soldiers. What proof do you have that she was actually in a camp. What was her tattoo number for example? Sincerely, Bill Pearlman Reader letters Dear Norman, This Bill Pearlman is up to
By kathleen peratis Al-Fatiha — which calls itself the principal international organization promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Arabs — is located not in Beirut or Cairo, but in Washington, D.C. And no wonder: The international movement for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people hardly exists inside the Muslim world. Arab human rights organizations sometimes advocate for gay rights, but they do so sotto voce. In fact, the only country in the Middle East
A low quality, dial-up friendly version (Real Player) can be found here: http://radio.indymedia.org/news/2006/02/8763.php also published on IMC Eire at: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/74549 Video** filmed at the Teachers’ Club in Dublin. **Video recorded and encoded by members of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Newbridge Branch http://www.ipsc.ie
Editor’s note: more book reviews here. NRC Handelsblad| February 24, 2006 Download the PDF of the article (Dutch).(156 KB ) BOOKS – ETERNAL QUESTIONS – FRIDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2006 ND Fighting the anti-anti-Semite Norman Finkelstein attacks those with double moral standards concerning Israel American Norman Finkelstein is still angry with people who try to fight anti-Semitism by saying that Jews can never do anything wrong. Norman Finkelstein: Beyond Chutzpah. On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History. Verso.
Editor’s Note: For Finkelstein’s detailed reply see below the review. Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, by Norman G. Finkelstein. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2005. xi + 226 pages. Appends, to p. 317. Index to p. 332. $22.50. Author: Saperstein, Marc Source: Middle East Journal 60, no. 1 (Winter 2006): p. 183-185 ISSN: 0026-3141 Number: 985448471 Copyright: Copyright Middle East Institute Winter 2006 Norman Finkelstein, of DePaul University, devotes
Editor’s note: Letters to the Editor & comments on article posted below Duke article. by Neal SenGupta Political and historical issues that emerged in full on Duke’s campus last year during the Palestine Solidarity Movement resurfaced Wednesday night when Norman Finkelstein, an author and professor at DePaul University, spoke on West Campus. Finkelstein is a critic of pro-Zionist and pro-Israeli sentiments. He has written about the abuse of the memories of the Holocaust and perceived anti-semitism by Jews for propaganda
Editor’s note: Reader letters on this review follow article below. The author (Merkley) is an unabashed Christian Zionist, an evangelical who sees the ingathering of the Jewish people, and their miraculous ability to create a state after the massive trauma of the Holocaust, as the fulfillment of biblical prophecy…. Merkley’s own viewpoint is that of “Restorationism,” by which he means the restoring of a Jewish state to the Land of Israel. Christian Zionists (and he claims there are “tens of
By Ilan Pappe Why is the history of modern Palestine such a matter of debate? Why is it still regarded as a complex, indeed obscure, chapter in contemporary history that cannot be easily deciphered? Any abecedarian student of its past who comes to it with clean hands would immediately recognize that in fact its story is very simple. For that matter it is not vastly different from other colonialist instances or tales of national liberation. It of course has its