Shocking Confrontation between Norman Finkelstein,Jewish,and a girl,in a Canadian University
The video has her objecting to him about calling some Jews “Nazis” and he makes her cry and says she has crocodile tears. Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky,another Jewish intellectual,Leftist and famous linguist,are the most famous Jews who are so anti-Israel,to the point that they even support Hamas and Hezbullah.Yes,believe it or not,and so they fall into the category of the “self-hating Jew”.
Who is Norman Finkelstein (born in 1953)?
He is an American political scientist, activist and author. He is Jewish and an atheist.His primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust.Some of his views are extreme and the arguments in some of his books have been greatly criticized.
A Contradictory Man
1.He says he is for human rights.
2.And yet he supports Hamas and Hezbullah,which have a system of ideas that are anti-human rights.
His blog is:
The son of survivors of the Holocaust
His mother Maryla Husyt grew up in Warsaw, Poland, survived the Warsaw Ghetto, the Maidanek concentration camp, and two slave labor camps. Her first husband died in the war.All of her family and relatives were killed.
His father was Zacharias Finkelstein was a survivor of both the Warsaw Ghetto and the Auschwitz concentration camp.All of his family and relatives were killed.
His book “A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical Truth” (Co-author with Ruth Bettina Birn)(1998)
There he critiques the famous book “Hitler’s Willing Executioners”(1996) by Jewish historian Daniel Goldhagen,whose father was a Holocaust survivor. The book accuses Goldhagen of being,in essence,a charlatan. Goldhagen argues the vast majority of ordinary Germans were “willing executioners” in the Holocaust because of a unique and virulent “eliminationist antisemitism” in the German identity, which had developed in the preceding centuries.
Goldhagen has also written “A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair” (2002) and “Worse Than War, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity” (2009), which examines the phenomenon of genocide.
His book “The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering”(2000)
He says that:
1.Elie Wiesel and others exploit the memory of the Holocaust as an ideological weapon. This is so the state of Israel, “one of the world’s most formidable military powers, with a horrendous human rights record, [can] cast itself as a victim state” in order to garner “immunity to criticism.”
2.He also say that “a repellent gang of plutocrats, hoodlums and hucksters” have obtained enormous legal damages and financial settlements from Germany and Switzerland, moneys which then go to the lawyers and institutional actors involved in procuring them, rather than actual Holocaust survivors.
Support of Finkelstein by Raul Hilberg(1926-2007),the Father of Holocaust Studies
I do not want to say that every idea of Finkelstein is bad,he has said valid things about certain subjects.Raul Hilberg was an Austrian Jew,an atheist,who wrote the central work of reference regarding the Holocaust in 1961 called “The Destruction of the European Jews”.There he says the number killed was really 5.1 million and not 6 million.
After the 1994 Rwanda genocide,Hilberg added a chapter on that in his book.In Rwanda in 100 days the Hutus killed 800,000 Tutsis.It is something astonishing for 2 reasons:
1.It was only done with machetes,it was not like in Auschwitz where there was complicated machinery and system that at most gassed 6,000 Jew a day.
2.So the rate of killing was higher,and using very simple tools,no guns,no gas chambers,in Rwanda,than in in Auschwitz,killing 800,000.
That was even higher than in Auschwitz where at best the Nazis could only kill six hundred thousand in 100 days, or 200,000 less.
Believe it or not,during the 50′s and even the 60′s there was an almost universal indifference regarding the murder of millions of Jews.
Hilberg,a serious scholar, has written approvingly of the ideas of Finkelstein against Goldhagen in “A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis and Historical Truth” (Co-author with Ruth Bettina Birn)(1998) and also his ideas in ”The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering”(2000).
Finkelstein’s Doctoral Thesis about the book “From Time Immemmorial:The Origins of the Arab-Jewish Conflict over Palestine”(1984)
That book is by Joan Peters and stated that:
1.A great number of Arabs of Palestine were not descendants of long-term residents of Palestine at the time of the formation of Israel in 1948.
2.Instead they had arrived in waves of immigration starting in the 19th century and continuing through the period of the British Mandate.
That has been shown to be false and Finkelstein was the first or among the first to show it.
Another book by Finkelstein is “Beyond Chutzpah:On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History” (2005)