Monthly Archives: May 2008

Steven Plaut in Frontpagemag.com Cites My Criticism of Dr Finkelstein’s Arrest and Deportation

Steven Plaut has written an article  for David Horowitz’s FrontPageMag.com that defends the arrest and deportation from Israel of Doctor Norman Finkelstein as he attempted to enter the occupied territories via the Ben Gurion Airport. He quotes accurately my depiction … Continue reading

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Haaretz: Israel’s Greatest Newspaper Denounces Finkelstein Arrest and Deportation

I find it revelatory that virtually no major American newspaper has covered Dr Norman G Finkelstein’s arrest and deportation from Israel other than a brief summary from Associated Press wires or, as usual, uncited sourcing from blogs. No American reporter has been assigned to this … Continue reading

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Canadians Petition Israel: Allow Norman Finkelstein’s Right of Return

Walls that divide people and their aspirations are not conducive to international peace and security. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East have initiated a petition that seeks to reverse the draconian Israeli travel ban concerning Norman G. Finkelstein. … Continue reading

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A Post on Norman Finkelstein (Political Prisoner) Translated into Italian

I wrote this post on the Norman Finkelstein arrest (May 22, 2008) and deportation (May 23, 2008) from Israel and encountered a translation on an Italian website. Again a civilised, mature, democratic society does not oppress those with whom it disagrees but … Continue reading

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[Exclusive] Dr Norman Finkelstein Freed From Israeli Jail: Speaks Out on its Meaning

Subject: Please Read: Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 15:21:45 -0500 From: kirstein@sxu.edu To: normangxxxxxxxxxx Dear Norman:  I know you are deluged but I have been covering this to the best that I can in what is otherwise an American blackout … Continue reading

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Latest on Dr Norman Finkelstein Deportation from Israel: “I’m not an enemy of Israel”

Deportation of Jewish children during the Shoa. Haaretz, one of Israel’s most balanced and critical newspapers, has reported on the latest concerning the arrest and imprisonment of American freedom fighter Norman Finkelstein, Ph.D.  Haaretz, unlike any prominent newspaper in the … Continue reading

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How you can help Dr Norman G Finkelstein: Political Prisoner in Israel

Third Reich book burning. Now American authors are incarcerated for ideas in Israel: one of only three nations not to ratify the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (N.P.T.) of 1968. Dear friends, ACT NOW:   Flood the Israeli Ministry of Interior with faxes, … Continue reading

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Latest: Doctor Norman Finkelstein Arrested at Ben Gurion Airport

  Dr Finkelstein is considered a “security” risk by Israel. Apparently a nation that has both atomic and thermonuclear weapons of mass destruction cannot survive a brief  transit visit to the occupied territories–that are otherwise blockaded by Israel–from an American … Continue reading

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Norman Finkelstein, Son of Holocaust Survivors, Arrested and to be Deported by Israel

Norman Finkelstein has been arrested and is due to be shortly deported from Israel. He is banned from the country for ten years. Dr Finkelstein, one of the world’s leading scholars on Israel, Palestine and the Holocaust, was denied tenure … Continue reading

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Current Delegate Count as of May 21, 2008 Shows Sen. Obama as Virtual Nominee

Number of delegates Senator Obama needs to secure the nomination: 62 Including the projected 31 delegates Senator Obama won in Oregon, the 14 the antiwar candidate won in Kentucky and the support of superdelegate Congressperson Joe Courtney, Democrat of Connecticut … Continue reading

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Senator Hillary Clinton is not a Victim but a Victimiser

For various reasons, the defeat of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic Party nomination is being cast as a defeat for women: an Oval Office glass ceiling. Indeed there may have been voters who could not have supported a … Continue reading

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Why Senator Hillary Clinton Lost the Democratic Party Nomination for President

There are six reasons why Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Democrat of New York, will not receive the  Democratic Party presidential nomination: 1) Senator Barack Obama–a unique and rare individual of immense eloquence, charisma and an innate capacity to draw contrasts … Continue reading

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Professor Kirstein Refers to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as “Delusional” (not literally) in Louisville Courier-Journal

Some experts say Clinton should bow out “It’s over — it’s over,” said Peter Kirstein, professor at Saint Xavier University. “She is in somewhat of a delusional state.” Photo and caption, courtesy of Louisville Courier-Journal. This is the link to … Continue reading

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Senator Barack Obama Letter to Democratic Party Superdelegates

While this blog has not endorsed a candidate in either party, I believe this document is historically significant. This blog will however endorse a Democratic candidate just prior to the Montana primary if both candidates are still actively pursuing the presidential nomination of … Continue reading

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Why Senator Clinton Must Not be Elected President: Nuclear Terrorism Threatened

I have previously written about Senator Hillary Clinton’s threat to exterminate Iran’s civilian population if it were to attack a nuclear-rogue state-Israel. The latter, unlike Iran, has not ratified the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of 1968. The Boston Globe  wrote an … Continue reading

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