Why not the Guillotine?

On Sunday, March 5th, 2006 in News, The Holocaust Industry.

Wiesenthal Center Los Angeles Paris, 26 March 2004 Norman Finkelstein, the American author of “The Holocaust Industry”, and his publisher, are being sued under French law against libel. The French edition (based on the English-language original) is considered actionable and replete with Holocaust revisionism and incitement to antisemitism. The Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s Director for International Liaison, Dr. Shimon Samuels, who three years ago publicly debated Finkelstein when the book was first published in London, presented the following testimony for today’s


The New Year Begins

On Wednesday, January 4th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News, The Holocaust Industry.

By Steven Plaut Q: How do you know when America has crossed the line into an oppressive, occupational empire? A: When DePaul University begins studying it. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul and its Dean, one Chuck Suchar (a sociologist), have officially announced a “College Theme Series” entitled “Confronting Empire” for the 2005-6 academic year. This is a DePaul faculty initiative involving the participation of various departments and programs throughout the college. The organizers call themselves the


BBC News: online audience debate on anti-Semitism as discussed in Beyond Chutzpah

On Friday, December 30th, 2005 in Beyond Chutzpah, News, The Holocaust Industry.

Editor’s note: This debate is now closed. Controversial Jewish author and historian Norman Finkelstein has argued that many claims of anti-Semitism are used as a tactic by supporters of Israel. His new book, Beyond Chutzpah, suggests that whenever Israel comes under international pressure, a media campaign is launched alleging an outbreak of anti-Semitism. But anti-Semitism remains a real problem around the world. What is anti-Semitism? Is legitimate criticism of Israel stifled by its supporters? Or is there an unhealthy obsession


From the Egyptian Mail

On Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 in Beyond Chutzpah, The Holocaust Industry.

By Emad El-Din Aysha I had originally intended to write a follow-up on last week’s article about Bush’s alleged plans to bomb Al-Jazeera, having accumulated some new information about the proposed attack. In the meantime, however, I had the very good fortune to watch an interview of the controversial critic of Israel and US foreign policy, Norman Finklestein. Moreover, I watched it on, predictably, Al-Jazeera. Fortunately, he took up the issue of Bush’s hostility to Al-Jazeera, so I haven’t strayed


Campus Watch Champions Finkelstein's Free Speech…So Long as No One Hears Him

On Monday, December 12th, 2005 in Beyond Chutzpah, News, The Holocaust Industry.

posted by Alex Joffe What are we to make of University of Arizona Middle East Studies professor Leila Hudson’s defense of David Irving? The Forward has noticed a European crackdown on those who question not just the occurance, but also various aspects – number of victims, methods of extermination – of the Nazi holocaust. Most alarming is the detention of British revisionist historian David Irving in Austria. His work – which I have not read first hand – has been


Finkelstein's Al Jazeera transcript

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 in The Holocaust Industry, Video.

Read the Arabic transcript online: AlJazeera.net PROGRAM: Without Frontiers DATE: 11.30.2005 PLACE: Al Jazeera, Westminster Towers, Lambeth Bridge, London Watch the video of the interview Arabic text support instructions Viewers’ letters Dear Professor Finkelstein,     Arabs on the whole did not know Norman Finklestein, but after the Jazeera interview, I assure you, your name will spread far and wide. Jazeera is watched and trusted by millions of Arabic-speaking people, the world over, and your words in the interview with Ahmad Mansour


Stirring stuff

On Saturday, April 30th, 2005 in Beyond Chutzpah, The Holocaust Industry.

by Aida Edemariam Norman G Finkelstein is no stranger to controversy, and he is stirring it up again. In The Holocaust Industry (2000) he argued that Jews should not elevate the Holocaust as in some way sacred, should not elevate their suffering above the suffering of others, should be careful about participating in a “memory” industry; in A Nation on Trial, he and Ruth Bettina Birn challenged, in detail, Daniel Goldhagen’s bestseller Hitler’s Willing Executioners. Now he has written Beyond