Thursday, October 24, 2013

American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein

2009, 84m
Finkelstein is a former Jewish American professor, ousted from the academic world for his controversial pro Palestine views on the Israel-Arab question. He is the son of survivors of the Warsaw ghetto. He maintains that Israel's conduct towards the Palestinians resembles that of the Germans towards the Jews during the war. He calls Israelis Nazi Jews. He has been dubbed a Jew hating Jew. This is an interesting film which provides insights into the the un-knottable knot that is the Middle East. Finkelstein has paid the price of his views by losing his job and achieving the status of a controversial figure.

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