The Holocaust Card.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 11, 2012
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Woo! This is amazing:

“I will not be silenced when…”

“nothing more despicable than to use their suffering and martyrdom…”

“Ethnic cleansing and illegal land-appropriation is immoral”…no matter who does it.

Dr Norman Finkelstein at the University of Waterloo

Another copy:

Norman Gary Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is an American political scientist and author whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. He is a graduate of Binghamton University and received his Ph.D in Political Science from Princeton University. He has held faculty positions at Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, Hunter College, New York University, and, most recently, DePaul University, where he was an assistant professor from 2001 to 2007.


The full documentary:

AMERICAN RADICAL, a probing, definitive documentary about American academic Norman Finkelstein. A devoted son of holocaust survivors, ardent critic of Israel and US Middle-East policy, and author of five provocative books, including THE HOLOCAUST INDUSTRY, Finkelstein has been at the center of many intractable controversies. Called a lunatic and a self-hating Jew by some and an inspirational street-fighting revolutionary by others, Finkelstein is a deeply polarizing figure whose struggles arise from core questions about freedom, identity, and nationhood. From Beirut to Kyoto, Ridgen and Rossier follow Finkelstein around the world as he attempts to negotiate a voice among both supporters and critics, providing an intimate portrait of the man behind the controversy while giving equal time to both his critics and supporters.

Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict. Finkelstein is the author of five books which have been translated into more than 40 foreign editions: Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History; The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering; Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict; The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A Personal Account of the Intifada Years; and, with Bettina Birn, A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical Truth. He has just completed a new book entitled A Farewell to Israel: The Coming Break-up of American Zionism, to be published in 2009.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “The Holocaust Card.”

  1. karlsaliter says:

    Wow. The passion in that room! Its exciting to see someone brush aside the PC dust motes with an industrial leaf blower.

    A whole different topic to get worked up about, and here I am, a continent away, stressing about the whales vanishing. Maybe its time to unplug for a bit, and come to think of it, cultivate gratitude. For the record, I'm with the doc 100% on this one. Pretty cheeky, bringing that up to him.

  2. Karen says:

    It is incredibly hard to be honest with the self rightious, when they think because bad things happened to thier families, they can turn around, and do it to others. What bever makes them think they will feel better when they commit the same horrible acts to someone else. Makes me wonder sometimes. How can they live with themselves? To treat the palestinians as if they were cockroaches or something. I have heard about soldiers doing horrible things to them. Like causing a woman to miscarry. Shooting a bullet at fetises. The kinds of things that will make you vomit. Please Jews get over the past and have alittle humanity and sensitivity to others besides your own race. Do you know, you are also bigots? I tired a allowing bigotry. Please stop right now.

  3. Ben_Ralston says:

    I just watched the full documentary – both inspiring and heart wrenching.
    Inspiring to see a man with such integrity.
    Heart wrenching to see how he is persecuted.

    And I must say, ironic – because his very persecution would appear to confirm much of what he is speaking about…

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