I was considering calling this post “Finkelstein is an A-hole”, but a very wise person swayed my judgement. We don’t need to name call to win an argument, however fun it may be.
Having said that, I wanted to share with you research done by StandWithUs, an amazing Israel education & advocacy org (disclosure: my former employer), on good ol’ Norm. We’ve seen him on so many campuses, and heard his boring voice drone on for hours … mainly so we could compile this information for you.
It is important that all of you familiarize yourself with his claims, statements, and why they’re so asinine and backwards.
The following research can be found on Stand4Facts.org (a StandWithUs site):
25 Questions to ask Norman Finkelstein
Informational (Printable) Flyers on Norman Finkelstein: (I recommend printing these out and handing them out if he ever speaks on your campus)
Use this info well. There’s no telling when the Fink may show up on your campus.
- Comedy Central points finger at I.S.R.A.E.L. - 5/16/2010
- Finkelstein: The Facts - 3/23/2010
- What do Turkish Muslim Hackers want from me? - 3/11/2010
No mention of Raul Hilberg…. maybe because he praised Finkelstein’s “breakthrough” when the often intemperate scholar was investigating the Swiss banks scandal in the early 2000s. And why would Fink minimize the Shoah when his own f’ing parents were in it? Get real.
“why would Fink minimize the Shoah when his own fâ€™ing parents were in it?”
That’s your way of arguing? It’s the answer my friend.
Finklstein has been relying on that Hilberg quote for how many years now?
Finkelstein minimizes the Shoah every time he compares Israel or Israelis to Nazis.