Oooh, how I hate to be associated with Norman Finkelstein, the anti-Zionist Jewish political science with the foul mouth who gives criticizing Israel a bad name.
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This past year, I had the honor of taking a 90-minute bus trip each way on three consecutive days to hear Dr. Norman Finkelstein speak at Cal State Northridge.
Every reminder that the far right does not speak for Israel is a victory for truth.
I don’t know who Mr. or Ms. CastelBravo1 is, but he or she has unintentionally insulted me. Finkelstein is a critic of Israel, I said something critical about an Israeli leader in my post, ergo Finkelstein and Watzman are the same.
Finkelstein is a conspiracy theorist in academic guise. For a sample of his historical analysis, see his Introduction to the Israel-Palestine Conflict, on his personal website. It’s pretty typical–Israel is by nature sinful, everything it does is sinful, and even when Israeli leaders try to make peace they have sinister ulterior motives.
I’m a Zionist. I’m proud of being Israeli. I’m critical of my country and its leaders precisely because I love my country and believe in the Jewish people’s right to self-determination. Finkelstein hates Israel and his criticism is aimed not at correcting wrongs but at nullifying its right to exist. Please don’t mention us in the same breath.