Finkelstein on Chomsky

On Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

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Stalin purges editors of Soviet Encyclopedia after discovery that 1.2% of entries don't mention his name

On Monday, May 17th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By HAVIV RETTIG GUR Editors fight against anti-Israel ‘mobs.’ The international campaign to erode Israel’s legitimacy is slowly expanding its reach into the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, according to Israeli sources familiar with the Web site’s operations. The collaborative reader-edited encyclopedia is the Internet’s sixth-most popular Web site, making it a central clearinghouse for knowledge and opinion worldwide. Since it is written by the public, it tends to deal in greater detail with issues in the media spotlight. No wonder, then,


Of boycotts

On Monday, May 17th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

While the international boycott against apartheid South Africa is credited with leading to the regime’s downfall, here it is considered irrelevant and unworthy of comparison. By Gideon Levy. Most people here are appalled at the notion that anybody beyond Israel’s borders would think to boycott their country, products or universities. Boycotts, after all, are viewed in Israel as illegitimate. Anyone who calls for such a step is perceived as an anti-Semite and Israel-hater who is undermining the state’s very right


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

On Monday, May 17th, 2010 in News.

American conservative political commentator Pat Buchanan wrote a column titled ‘Are liberals anti-WASP’ last week, in which he suggested that if Supreme Court justice nominee Elena Kagan is confirmed, there will be a disproportionately large number of Jews on the Supreme Court bench. In his column for World Net Daily, Buchanan lamented the fact that since 1965, no Democratic president has nominated a black Supreme Court justice, but that “if Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent


A Supreme Court nominee with the impeccable moral judgment…of a lickspittle and a climber

On Monday, May 17th, 2010 in News.

Kagan Approved Holocaust Revisionism At Harvard When Alan Dershowitz was exposed as a plagiarist in 2003, he launched a hysterical smear campaign against Norman Finkelstein, who exposed him in the most humiliating (and hilarious fashion). One of the many slanders aimed at Finkelstein was the charge that his mother (a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, whose family had been exterminated by the Nazis, and who was a government witness in war crimes trials against Nazi guards and deportation hearings


Sanity in Canada?

On Sunday, May 16th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Here’s a good-news story out of Montreal: Grassroots Jewish leaders are standing up to B’nai Brith’s cynical campaign to convince the world that Canada is a cesspool of violent anti-Semitism. I last wrote about B’nai Brith in January when the organization issued a bizarre press release comparing the lack of female ski jumpers at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics to the policies of Adolf Hitler. This was part of a pattern of hysteria at BB, I noted: “Every year, B’nai Brith


A Correspondent writes

On Friday, May 14th, 2010 in News.

Dear Professor Finkelstein, After a productive year of activism, I hope, and having the had the pleasure of hearing you speak twice in one week, I’ve decided to put some of my thoughts down in writing, for what it’s worth. Please feel free to forward or post these thoughts, if you think anyone might be interested in them. Best, John “Palestine needs its own state if there’s ever going to be justice.” I’m an organizer with Students for Justice in


Such a nice people

On Friday, May 14th, 2010 in News.

Prof. Ben Zion Netanyahu (photo by Kobi Kalmanovitz Maariv/nrg.co.il) My paper, Maariv, published today an eight pages interview with professor Ben Zion Netanyahu, Benjamin Netanyahu’s 99 year old father. Netanyahu often refers to his father as the person who inspired him the most. When he resigned from the government just before the disengagement from Gaza, Netanyahu mentioned his father as one of the reasons for his move (Prof. Netanyahu opposed the disengagement plan). “From you I’ve learned, father,” said Netanyahu


Biggest Zionist cover-up since 9/11

On Sunday, May 9th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

An Israeli author is suing the family of a soldier being held by Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip, claiming he plagiarised one of her books. Shelly Elkayam is seeking royalties earned from the sales of When the Shark and the Fish First Met, a story written by Israeli Cpl Gilad Shalit when he was 11 years old and published after his capture four years ago. “The story that Shalit wrote was written by me,” Ms Elkayam told Israeli army



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