Shows featuring Norman Finkelstein

  • After Palestinian Unity Deal, Did Israel Spark Violence to Prevent a New "Peace Offensive"? Normmousin2
    It is widely thought that the flare-up in Israel and the Occupied Territories began with the kidnapping of three Israeli teens in the West Bank just more than a month ago. But our guests — author Norman Finkelstein and Palestinian political analyst Mouin Rabbani — argue that such a narrative ignores the broader context...
    July 15, 2014 | Story
  • New Mideast Talks Hang on Old Question: Will U.S. Drop Support for Israeli Annexation of West Bank? Israeli-palestinetalks1
    Israel and the Palestinian Authority have resumed peace talks for the first time in three years, but the two sides appear as far apart as ever on the key issues of borders, settlers, refugees and the status of Jerusalem. We’re joined by scholar and author Norman Finkelstein and Yousef Munayyer, executive director of The...
    July 30, 2013 | Story
  • Part 3: Norman Finkelstein on What Gandhi Says About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage

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    After an exhaustive study of Mahatma Gandhi’s works, scholar and activist Norman Finkelstein has written a new book about the principles of nonviolent resistance from the Indian struggle for independence to Tahrir Square and Zuccotti Park. [includes rush transcript]
    June 05, 2012 | Blog Post
  • Norman Finkelstein on the Role of BDS & Why Obama Doesn’t Believe His Own Words on Israel-Palestine Button-finkelstein-bds
    Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book, "Knowing Too much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is Coming to an End," argues that President Obama’s hawkish support for Israel is belied by his liberal background as a law professor and community organizer. Responding to Obama’s speech this year...
    June 04, 2012 | Story
  • Norman Finkelstein: Waning Jewish American Support for Israel Boosts Chances for Middle East Peace Button-finkelstein-book
    Well over a year into the Arab Spring, the author and scholar Norman Finkelstein argues that there is a new, albeit quieter, awakening happening here in the United States that could provide a major boost to the winds of change in the Middle East. In his new book, "Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel...
    June 04, 2012 | Story
  • As Turkey Freezes Israel Ties, Critics Decry "Whitewashed" U.N. Report on Gaza Flotilla, Blockade Splash_image20110902-9587-1muaf8r-0
    Turkey has downgraded diplomatic ties with Israel and frozen military cooperation ahead of a long-awaited United Nations report on Israel’s deadly attack on a Gaza-bound aid ship in 2010. The report accuses Israel of "excessive and unreasonable" force in its attack—which killed nine people—on the Mavi Marmara...
    September 02, 2011 | Story
  • Did Obama’s Mideast Speech Signal U.S. Shift on Israel-Palestine? Democracy Now! Roundtable Palestine_button
    In a major speech on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and on the Arab Spring, President Obama said a Palestinian state must be based on the 1967 borders, the first time a U.S. president has explicitly taken this position. The Israeli government immediately rejected Obama’s comments, calling the 1967 borders "indefensible."...
    May 20, 2011 | Story
  • Norman Finkelstein Responds to Clinton, Netanyahu AIPAC Comments Netanyahu
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told attendees at the AIPAC conference on Monday that the US commitment to Israel is "rock-solid," but Clinton did criticize Israel for continuing to build settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. In a defiant speech hours after Clinton’s address, Netanyahu rejected US criticism...
    March 23, 2010 | Story
  • UN Inquiry Finds Israel "Punished and Terrorized" Palestinian Civilians, Committed War Crimes During Gaza Assault Goldstone-web
    A United Nations fact-finding mission has found Israel "punished and terrorized" civilians in its three-week assault on Gaza earlier this year and cited strong evidence that Israeli forces committed "grave breaches" of the Geneva Conventions. More than 1,400 Palestinians — about a third of them women and children — were killed in the assault. We get analysis from...
    September 16, 2009 | Story
  • Former Amb. Martin Indyk vs. Author Norman Finkelstein: A Debate on Israel’s Assault on Gaza and the US Role in the Conflict Indykfink2
    The Israeli assault on Gaza is entering its thirteenth day. Some 700 Palestinians have been killed, with many thousands more wounded, and a humanitarian crisis is mounting. Ten Israelis have died, four by "friendly fire." A ceasefire has not been reached, and the offensive continues. We host a debate between Martin Indyk, the former US ambassador to Israel and Assistant Secretary of State...
    January 08, 2009 | Story
  • Israel Bars One of its Most Prominent Critics, Norman Finkelstein, for Ten Years Finkelsteinweb
    Norman Finkelstein was arrested and deported from Israel last week and told he’s barred for ten years. Finkelstein is known as one of the most prominent academic critics of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. We speak to Finkelstein and the human rights worker he was on his way to visit, Musa Abu Hashhash. [includes rush transcript]
    May 29, 2008 | Story
  • As Israelis Celebrate Independence and Palestinians Mark the "Nakba," a Debate with Benny Morris, Saree Makdisi and Norman Finkelstein Nikbaweb
    Sixty years since the creation of Israel and displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, we host a debate on the legacy of 1948 and the possibility of a just future for both Israelis and Palestinians with three guests: Benny Morris, seen as one of the most important Israeli historians of the 1948 war and after; Saree Makdisi, UCLA professor and author of Palestine Inside Out; and Norman...
    May 16, 2008 | Story
  • Professor Norman Finkelstein and DePaul End Tenure Dispute, But Effect on Academic Freedom Remains Finkelsteinweb
    Professor Norman Finkelstein has resigned from DePaul University after the two sides agreed on a private settlement. The deal was announced just before a scheduled protest against the school’s decision to deny Finkelstein tenure and to cancel his classes this semester. As part of the settlement, DePaul issued a statement that described Finkelstein as a "prolific scholar and an outstanding...
    September 10, 2007 | Story
  • Fmr. Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami Debates Outspoken Professor Norman Finkelstein on Israel, the Palestinians, and the Peace Process Benfink
    What happens when a former Israeli Foreign Minister debates a scholar known as one of the world’s foremost critics of Israeli policy? The answer is not what you may expect. We spend the hour with Shlomo Ben Ami, author of "Scars of War, Wounds of Peace," and Norman Finkelstein, author of "Beyond Chutzpah". They joined us in our firehouse studio for a wide-ranging exchange....
    February 14, 2006 | Story
  • Norman Finkelstein on the "Not-so-New New Anti-Semitism" and Shlomo Ben Ami on Terror, Torture, and Peace Finkbook
    Norman Finkelstein argues that some supporters of Israeli government policies have attempted to de-legitimize criticism by disingenuously heaping the charge of anti-Semitism. Shlomo Ben Ami defends Israel’s record on human rights, and says peace will only come about through a negotiated two-state settlement. [includes rush transcript]
    February 14, 2006 | Story
  • Scholar Norman Finkelstein Calls Professor Alan Dershowitz’s New Book On Israel a "Hoax" Normdebate
    On MSNBC’s Scarborough Country on Sept. 8 2003, renowned appellate lawyer, Harvard Law professor and author Alan Dershowitz says: "I will give $10,000 to the PLO…if you can find a historical fact in my book that you can prove to be false." The book Dershowitz refers to is his latest work The Case For Israel.

    Today author and professor Norman Finkelstein takes him on and charges...

    September 24, 2003 | Story
  • HAITI
    The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, is expected to fly to Port Au Prince, Haiti today, amid rising protests against World Bank and IMF imposed austerity measures and the continued occupation on Haiti by 2000 US and UN troops. Richardson is expected to pressure the Haitian president to stick to policies laid out by Washington, and appoint a new, pro-business Prime Minister.
    July 14, 1997 | Story
  • A Retrospective On Rwanda
    Today, a PBS Frontline documentary looks back at the origins and horrors
    of one of the worst genocidal massacres since the Nazi Holocaust: The slaughter of some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus by the nationalist Hutu regime of Rwanda in 1994. Valentina’s Nightmare tells the miraculous story of a 13-year-old Tutsi girl who survived the massacre by living among a group of dead bodies for 40...
    April 01, 1997 | Story