Submitted by Amir “MR”
This is dedicated to the victims of the Israeli invasion and bombardment of Gaza a year ago this month.
Dr. Norman Finkelstein at the University of Waterloo
The above clip is from the movie, “American Radical: The trials of Norman G. Finkelstein“. I suggest everyone to go and watch it and share it with your friends and family.
Sadly, members of the American government are willing to go against their own president in support of Israel. Senators Joe Lieberman and John McCain were in Israel supporting the expansion of settlements in Palestine. You can read about it here. I pray that more Americans will watch this clip and the documentary to learn about the injustice Israel commits with many of their actions towards the Palestinians.
Who is Dr. Norman Finkelstein?
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. He is currently an independent scholar. 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 (University of California Press, 2005; expanded paperback edition, 2008) The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering (Verso, 2000; expanded paperback edition, 2003) Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Verso, 1995; expanded paperback edition, 2003) A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen thesis and historical truth (with Ruth Bettina Birn) (Henry Holt, 1998) The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A personal account of the intifada years (University of Minnesota, 1996) He has just completed a new book entitled A Farewell to Israel: The coming break-up of American Zionism, to be published in 2009.
As this is my first post on MM, I'd just like to thank the MM team for inviting me to join them. I'd also like to thank the entire Muslim blogosphere, both readers and bloggers, for supporting my blog whether positively or negatively over the past decade. I guess coming on board with MM is what some will say pulling a Michael Jordan (coming out of retirement). We'll see what Allāh has in store for me on MM.
As many may or may not know, my blogging style is mostly sharing information and interesting finds that tend to be controversial and challenging. I'm not sure if I will write any original pieces for MM but you can expect “MR” style posts on MM (if approved of course in order to respect MM policy). :D