In these videos, Dr Norman G Finkelstein will lead discussion on the Palestinian Occupation, examining the genesis of the conflict and evaluating the hope for peace and resolution in Palestine.
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Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics, Princeton University, for a thesis on the theory of Zionism. Finkelstein is the author of five books:
Beyond Chutzpah: On the misuse of anti-Semitism and the abuse of history (University of California Press, August 2005)
The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering (Verso: 2000; expanded second edition, 2003); an international bestseller, it has been translated into twenty four foreign languages
Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Verso: 1995; expanded second edition, 2003); translated into five foreign languages
A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen thesis and historical truth (with Ruth Bettina Birn) (Henry Holt: 1998); named a “notable book of 1998” by the New York Times Sunday Book Review, it has been translated into three foreign languages
The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A personal account of the intifada years (University of Minnesota: 1996); translated into two foreign languages
In April 2005, Finkelstein was the presenter for an hour-long documentary (“The Final Insult”) based on The Holocaust Industry, to be broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. He is also the subject of several independent film documentaries currently in production. In 2003 he was the keynote speaker on the main panel at the Rome Historical Book Fair and was a guest on Europe’s main television news hour, the Sabine Christiansen show. In 2002 he delivered the annual memorial lecture in history at Alfred University.