On the 24th of September 2003 noted political scientist and author on the issue of Palestine and the Holocaust, Professor Norman Finkelstein, engaged in a debate with Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz. The resulting hour long debate, chaired by Amy Goodman, resulted in accusations of plagiarism leveled at Dershowitz and his new book, “The Case for Israel”, by Finkelstein. As a result of this and the hour long debate, a long standing feud emerged between the two professors which directly resulted in the denial of tenure for Finkelstein at DePaul University and attempts by Dershowitz to suppress the publication of Finkelstein’s then upcoming book, “Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History”. Further accusations were leveled at Finkelstein’s mother, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto and concentration camps during the Holocaust, by Dershowitz who accused her of being a collaborator.
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December 26, 2010 Leave a comment