Published on Mar 2, 2012
Uploaded on Jun 5, 2010
Read our blog “The Flotilla and American Zionism” http://bit.ly/bDAZ7f
The world is still reacting to Israel’s deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. And some of the most vocal critics to the raid have been North American Jews. Is the reflexive support for Israel — bound by a legacy of faith, tradition and tragedy — a thing of the past? Have the realities of modern Zionism fallen out of favour with young North American Jews?
David Frum is the editor of FrumForum.com, and a former speechwriter for George W. Bush.
Peter Beinart is the author of The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris, and a professor of politics and journalism at City University of New York.
Derek J. Penslar is the Samuel Zacks Professor of Jewish History at the University of Toronto. His areas of expertise include modern European Jewry, Zionism, and the state of Israel.
John Mearsheimer is the co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago.
Norman Finkelstein – The Coming Breakup of American Zionism
Uploaded by pdxjustice on Apr 24, 2011
Independent scholar and author, Norman Finkelstein, speaking at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. The title of the lecture is “The Coming Breakup of American Zionism”.
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Producer: William Seaman
Published on Mar 20, 2012
A part of Asdekaa Al Arab series
Watch the episode dubbed in Arabic here:
Norman Finkelstein: ‘ ISRAEL is a Lunatic State’ – BBC HARDtalk 2012
Published on Jul 7, 2012
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JEWS UNITED AGAINST ZIONISM: http://nkusa.org
Definition of Zionism:
An Organization of a Secret Society Created and Controlled by the House of Rothschild.
Definition of Judaism:
Jews Collectively who Practice a Religion Based on the Torah and the Talmud.
The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), founded 1897, was one of the first official Zionist organizations in the United States, and, especially early in the 20th century, the primary representative of Jewish Americans to the World Zionist Organization, espousing primarily Political Zionism. ZOA continues to exist as a prominent pro-Israel group in the United States, with 30,000 current members.
AIPAC Controversies (is it true? or are you in willful denial?):
Former Senator William Fulbright, in the 1970s, and former senior CIA official Victor Marchetti, in the 1980s, contended that AIPAC should have registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) requires those who receive funds or act on behalf of a foreign government to register as a foreign agent. However, AIPAC states that the organization is a registered American lobbying group, funded by private donations, and maintains it receives “no financial assistance” from Israel or any other foreign group.
In 2006, Representative Betty McCollum (DFL) of Minnesota demanded an apology from AIPAC, claiming an AIPAC representative had described her vote against the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 as “support for terrorists.” McCollum stated that AIPAC representatives would not be allowed in her office until she received a written apology for the comment. AIPAC disputed McCollum’s claim, and McCollum has since declared the incident over.
In 1992, AIPAC president David Steiner was forced to resign after he was recorded boasting about his political influence in obtaining aid for Israel. Steiner also claimed that he had met with (then Bush U.S. Secretary of State) Jim Baker and I cut a deal with him. I got, besides the $3 billion, you know they’re looking for the Jewish votes, and I’ll tell him whatever he wants to hear … Besides the $10 billion in loan guarantees which was a fabulous thing, $3 billion in foreign, in military aid, and I got almost a billion dollars in other goodies that people don’t even know about.
Steiner also claimed to be “negotiating” with the incoming Clinton administration over who Clinton would appoint as Secretary of State and Secretary of the National Security Agency. Steiner stated that AIPAC had “a dozen people in [the Clinton] campaign, in the headquarters… in Little Rock, and they’re all going to get big jobs.”
NY real estate developer Haim Katz told The Washington Times that he taped the conversation because “as someone Jewish, I am concerned when a small group has a disproportionate power. I think that hurts everyone, including Jews. If David Steiner wants to talk about the incredible, disproportionate clout AIPAC has, the public should know about it.”
Franklin pleaded guilty to passing government secrets to Rosen and Weissman and revealed for the first time that he also gave classified information directly to an Israeli government official in Washington. On January 20, 2006, he was sentenced to 151 months (almost 13 years) in prison and fined $10,000. As part of the plea agreement, Franklin agreed to cooperate in the larger federal investigation. All charges against the former AIPAC employees were dropped in 2009.
Norman Finkelstein on Why Obama Doesn’t Believe His Own Words on Israel-Palestine
Published on Jun 8, 2012
DemocracyNow.org – 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 before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Finkelstein says: “President Obama clearly doesn’t believe a word he’s saying [on Israel-Palestine], and that’s probably the most troubling or disconcerting thing about listening to him … [When] he says we have Israel’s back, what he actually means is rich American Jews have me, Obama, in their pocket and I have my hands in their pocket.” Known as one of Israel’s most prominent critics, Finkelstein says the goal of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions campaign and the broader movement for Middle East peace should be to mobilize public opinion on what most already support: a two-state solution rooted in international law. “Politics is not about personal opinions,” Finkelstein says. “It’s about trying to reach a public and getting them to act on their own sense of right and wrong.”
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Democracy Now: Norman Finkelstein on What Gandhi Says About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage
Published on Jun 14, 2012
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. He says Gandhi found “nothing more despicable than cowardice,” and argued that nonviolence does not mean running away from danger. In fact, Gandhi argued that fighting a war with weapons takes less courage than nonviolent resistance in which “you’re supposed to march into the line of fire, smilingly and cheerfully, and get yourself blown to bits.” Finkelstein’s new book is titled What Gandhi Says: About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage.
Dr. Norman Finkelstein – Uncensored! Full Documentary
Published on Jun 16, 2012
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It’s about money, not peace: Norman Finkelstein on Netanyahu visit to US
Uploaded by RussiaToday on Jul 6, 2010
Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, suffering on the global front after a string of setbacks, is meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington to discuss a range of thorny issues. Norman Finkelstein, author of “A Farewell to Israel: The coming break-up of American Zionism”, shares his view on US-Israeli ‘unbreakable’ bond.
Norman Finkelstein Responds to Clinton, Netanyahu AIPAC Comments-2010-03-23.
Uploaded by azamerikai on Apr 13, 2011
Norman Finkelstein Responds to Clinton, Netanyahu AIPAC Comments
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 and vowed to continue building settlements. We speak with Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book, This Time We Went Too Far: Truth and Consequences of the Gaza Invasion. [includes rush transcript] …more:http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/23/norman_finkelstein_responds_to_clinton_netanyahu
The Holocaust Industry – Interview with Norman Finkelstein
Uploaded by TheInfoWarehouse2 on Apr 8, 2011
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Finkelstein dismantles the logic of zionism
Uploaded by sewerface on Mar 23, 2010
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Norman Finkelstein to Jewish journalist in Denmark: You are spouting Israeli propaganda
Uploaded by nwogamesalert on Jan 9, 2010
Norman Finkelstein interviewed on Danish public service TV by Jewish, and pro-Zionist host Adam Holm. November 14 2009
Adam Holm was reprimanded by his superiors from Denmark’s Radio recently for having published a newspaper article expressing his strong support for Israel. The Danish Broadcasting Company prefers to keep the illusion of impartiality.
On this occasion a stoic Finkelstein manages to get Adam Holm off balance as Holm more and more desperately tries to counter Finkelsteins simple message: Uphold international law in connection with Israel as with any other state. Adam Holms clearly emotional approach speaks louder than a thousand words.
Also check out the interview with Iranian president Ahmadinejad the same TV-station was obviously not so proud of….
Or download the whole bundle in better quality (Rapidshare):
“Israel Has To Suffer A Defeat” – Dr. Norman Finkelstein
Uploaded by LSRochon on Jun 30, 2010
Many of you may have seen this but I thought I’d provide probably the Best Quality of this video on YOUTUBE!!!! Taken directly from the source.
..fear of territorial displacement and dispossession was to be the cheif motor of Arab Antagonism… Benny Morris, leading Israeli Historian 1999
I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time…I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place. -Winston Churchill 1937
Aired – January 20, 2008
American Political Scientist Norman Finkelstein: “Israel Has to Suffer a Defeat”
Uploaded by mingoi313 on Feb 26, 2007
In Part One of the debate, former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami addresses the question of the origin of the “state of Israel” and how it came into being. Questions such as the transfer of the local population is discussed, and the revisionist narrative of what occurred is briefly juxtaposed against the traditional narrative. Shlomo Ben Ami, an influential member of the Rabin government, continues on to point out the lack of definition, or what he termed “destructive ambiguity” at Oslo, due to which a series of future breakdowns in the peace process became almost inevitable.
Uploaded by mingoi313 on Feb 26, 2007
In Part Two of the debate, Professor Norman Finkelstein discusses the Two-State settlement. He then goes on to discuss the Clinton Parameters of Camp David and judges them against the responsibilities of both sides to what is stipulated under International Law.
Norman Finkelstein – Israel and Palestine
Uploaded by case on Dec 29, 2008
Title – Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict, Prospects for Peace
Speaker- Norman Finkelstein
Recorded in the Ford Auditorium on December 11th, 2008 at Case Western Reserve University.
Sponsored by The Hallinan Project for Peace and Social Justice
Finkelstein – Hezbollah, the Honour of Lebanon
Uploaded on Feb 17, 2008
Norman Finkelstein, a Jewish American political scientist and author, specializing in Jewish-related issues and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular talks about the Lebanese militia Hezbollah and openly supports and praises their resistance: “They (Hezbollah) show courage, they show discipline, I respect that”
On Israeli defeat and consequential withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, Finkelstein says:”But the reality was — and everyone understood it — that the Israeli attitude was: We are going to knock out Hizbullah. They began planning for a new war right after they were forced to leave in 2000. They found their excuse, their pretext, in July 2006, but there is no question among rational people that Israel was never going to let the Hizbullah victory go by.”
“There is no way that the United States and Israel are going to tolerate any resistance (to their hegemony) in the Arab world.”
On the damage caused to Lebanon as a result of the resistance: “It’s better to die on your feet than to walk crawling on your knees….how can I not respect those (Hezbollah) who say they would rather die on their feet? How can I not respect that?”
Finkelstein then goes on to slam the stances taken by some sell out Arabs who continue to admire George Bush like ‘Servants’ despite Bush being the man behind the carpet bombing of Lebanon and says that Bush should be classified as ‘persona non grata’:”Who (would) roll out the red carpet less than two years after your whole country was destroyed by them (the US)? ”
“You (sell out-arabs) have NO self respect”
How Hezbollah achieved victory over Israel
Part 1: The Intelligence War
Part 2: The Ground War
Part 3: The Political War