norman finkelstein

norman finkelstein

intro’d to Norman in american radical via thought maybe site (2009, 1:28:52);

10 min – book – the rise and fall of palestine

16 min – from parents got morals, from chomsky – got way to articulate them

19 min – i was only one who answered him – chomsky

20 min – book  the holocaust industry

25 min – the main thing is how dee he is human (friend he stayed with in palestine)

57 min – 18000 yr 9 yrs hunter college

1:16 – (a 73 yr old palestinian woman) – i’m 12. i left palestine when i was 12.

refugee camps ness

1:23 – (when asked what he means by radical) i see the world radically unfair, so it has to be radically changed..

those were the days my friend we thought they’d never end we’d sing and dance forever and a day. we lived the life we choose we’d fight and never lose.. for we were young and sure to have our way.. those were the days


mar 2015 – speaking atIUPUI (indiana) on gaza summer of 2014

april 2014 – palestinian faction based in gaza – goes by name of hamas.. and based in west bank – goes by name of palestinian authority.. they had agreed to form a govt of national consensus

27 min – operation edge – right after flight goes down.. claiming all the civilians (2200, 538 children, 6 billion in infrastructure damage) (5 civilians, 1 child – on israel side) where used as shield by hamas

30 min – sarah roy – harvard econ – in near 3 decades involved with gaza – i’ve never seen the kind of physical/psychological destruction.. as i see today

1:21 – no incentive to end the occupation – not costing israel anything now

1:26 – i don’t support any states – but rather a world w/o any states.. but this has no meaning/application…


Democracy Now! (@democracynow) tweeted at 6:30 AM – 16 May 2018 :
Scholar Norman Finkelstein responds to Nikki Haley’s defense of Israel’s killings of Palestinians Monday: “She says Israel has shown amazing restraint. All other witnesses say differently.” #DNlive (


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Norman Gary Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by the experiences of his parents who were Jewish Holocaust survivors. He is a graduate of Binghamton University and received his Ph.D in Political Science from Princeton University. He has held faculty positions atBrooklyn College, Rutgers University, Hunter College, New York University, and DePaul University where he was an assistant professor from 2001 to 2007.


Finkelstein is currently teaching in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Sakarya University in Turkey.


a radical nother way..