For what it's worth, I agree with this

On Sunday, March 7th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

There are signs of mounting distress among the Israeli police and other security forces in the way they are dealing with the Palestinians who stage weekly demonstrations in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem. These protests, in which Palestinians are joined by foreign sympathizers and activists of the Israeli left, are intended to express opposition to the eviction of Palestinians from their homes, which are then inhabited by Jewish families. The edginess of the security personnel has spilled over


Zionist coherence

On Sunday, March 7th, 2010 in News.

fromYonit X <fingolfin100@hotmail.com> tonormfinkelstein@gmail.com dateTue, Feb 23, 2010 at 7:19 PM subjectThings you say about Israel mailed-byhotmail.com To Mr Norman G. Finkelstein I have recently become aware of your activities after hearing about a series of anti-Israel events being held across universities in the UK this year where lots of people who when they are talking about all the things that are happening in the Middle east talk about how it is all Israel’s fault and don’t look at anything


The Other Germany

On Sunday, March 7th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Dr. Norman Finkelstein has cancelled his planned flight to Germany. He wanted to speak in Munich, Milbertshofen and Berlin on February 24, 25 and 26. The scheduled title of his talk was: “One Year after the Israeli Assault on Gaza. The German Government’s Responsibility in the Ongoing Starvation of the Palestinian Population.” This title does not beat around the bush. It violates the terminology accepted by official German politics. It violates the terminology accepted by the mainstream German media. And


Finkelstein Interview (German)

On Sunday, March 7th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Ende Februar 2010 Fragen: Arn Strohmeyer, Friedensaktivist, Bremen Übersetzung: Maren Hackmann Herr Dr. Finkelstein, in Deutschland öffentlich Kritik an der israelischen Politik zu üben, ist selbst jüdischen Intellektuellen nicht ohne Weiteres möglich. Denn unter dem Deckmantel der Antisemitismusbekämpfung versuchen selbsternannte Freunde Israels – neuerdings verstärkt – die Veranstalter so weit unter Druck zu setzen, dass sie angekündigte Referenten kurzerhand wieder ausladen beziehungsweise Raumzusagen rückgängig machen. So erging es kürzlich beispielsweise dem israelischen Historiker Ilan Pappe und der israelischen Menschenrechtsanwältin Felicia


Finkelstein Interview (English)

On Sunday, March 7th, 2010 in News.

English Version (click here for German). By Arn Strohmeyer, peace activist, Bremen, Germany Dr. Finkelstein, in Germany it has become increasingly difficult for Jewish intellectuals to publicly voice criticism of Israeli policy, as self-declared friends of Israel try to pressure organizations and venues into disinviting these speakers under the guise of fighting anti-Semitism. Recent targets include Israeli historian Ilan Pappe and Israeli human rights lawyer Felicia Langer. These past few days we’ve witnessed a smear campaign against you which compelled


Comrade Musa, a saint!

On Saturday, March 6th, 2010 in News, The Israel-Palestine Conflict.

By Gideon Levy Musa Abu Hashhash could not hold back his tears. We have worked with this devoted field worker from B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, for years. Never before had we seen him cry. But this week he broke down and wept after a visit to the widow of Fayez Faraj, his aged, broken-hearted mother, and his 10 distraught orphans, aged 2 to 18. Fayez Faraj was the last person who might


Another memorable email exchange

On Saturday, March 6th, 2010 in News.

On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 11:52 AM, David Powell <davidp37@me.com>> wrote: I had not heard of you until recently. What a misfortune! I cannot imagine what kind of evil mind you must have to spend so much time and effort buying the Arab propaganda. I’m quite sure that you must feel that Antisemitism is all brought on by the Jews themselves. How can it be that a tiny country is the source of all the world’s problems? What accounts



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