Norman Finkelstein - Israel and Palestine: Roots of Conflict and Prospects for Peace - January 2009

norman2.pngTo launch the CJPME 2009 Speaker Series, we are delighted to announce two lectures by Dr. Norman Finkelstein in London and Mississauga, Jan. 14th and 15th. Dr. Norman Finkelstein is one of the foremost thinkers and speakers on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Please join us as Dr. Finkelstein deconstructs the myths of Zionism and forces an honest look at the Israel-Palestine debacle. Dr. Finkelstein's address will be followed by a time of Q&A.

Dr. Norman Finkelstein is an American professor of Political Science and one of the foremost thinkers and speakers on the Israel-Palestine conflict. His sincere, open and honest assessment of the conflict through a number of books including "The Holocaust Industry," "The Rise and Fall of Palestine," and "Beyond Chutzpah" has attracted attention throughout the world. He grew up in New York City and is the son of Holocaust survivors. He specializes in Zionism - his doctoral thesis focused on the theory of Zionism - and Jewish-related topics, and was most recently a professor of Political Science at DePaul University. In his talks in Canada, Dr. Finkelstein will also share some of the findings of his research for his upcoming book about the breakup of North American Zionism. 

Dr. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics, Princeton University. 

Dr. Finkelstein has many articles and made many public appearances on topics relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict. For details and links to his work, essays and public appearances, please click here to consult Dr. Finkelstein's Website. 

Dr. 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.

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