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Finkelstein, Norman G.

Works: 95 works in 439 publications in 20 languages and 9,029 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Biographical films  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Actor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
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Most widely held works by Norman G Finkelstein
Beyond chutzpah : on the misuse of anti-semitism and the abuse of history by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finkelstein, a political science professor and author of The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering, has conducted a rancorous public feud with Harvard Law professor and pro-Israel stalwart Alan Dershowitz over the latter's The Case for Israel, and here expands his arguments into a vigorous polemic on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The first part of the book examines what he feels is a growing tendency of pro-Israel commentators to use spurious charges of anti-Semitism to deflect and discredit legitimate criticism of Israel. The second, much longer, part is a line-by-line debunking of The Case for Israel, which he compares to Communist apologetics for Stalinist Russia
The Holocaust industry : reflection on the exploitation of Jewish suffering by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

53 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Turkish and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recalling Holocaust hoaxers such as Jerzy Kosinski and Binjamin Wilkomirski, as well as the demagogic constructions of writers like Daniel Goldhagen, Finkelstein contends that the main danger posed to the memory of Nazism's victims comes not from the distortions of Holocaust deniers but from self-proclaimed guardians of Holocaust memory. Drawing on a wealth of untapped sources, he exposes the double shakedown of European countries as well as legitimate Jewish claimants, and concludes that the Holocaust industry has become an outright extortion racket."--Jacket
Image and reality of the Israel-Palestine conflict by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

59 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict and discusses how the true causes and consequences of the conflict have been distorted by the media
A nation on trial : the Goldhagen thesis and historical truth by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his book, Hitler's willing executioners, Daniel Goldhagen maintains that ordinary Germans were driven by fanatical anti-Semitism to murder the Jews. "In A Nation on Trial, two leading critics [Norman G. Finkelstein and Ruth Bettina Birn] challenge Goldhagen's findings"--Jacket
Gaza : an inquest into its martyrdom by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gaza is among the most densely populated places in the world. Two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half the population is under eighteen years of age. Since Israel occupied Gaza in 1967, it has systematically de-developed the economy. After Hamas won democratic elections in 2006, Israel intensified its blockade of Gaza, and after Hamas consolidated its control of the territory in 2007, Israel tightened its illegal siege another notch. In the meantime, Israel has launched no less than eight military operations against Gaza--culminating in Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Operation Protective Edge in 2014--that left behind over three million tons of rubble. Recent UN reports predict that Gaza will be unlivable by 2020. Norman G. Finkelstein presents a meticulously researched and devastating inquest into Israel's actions of the last decade. He argues that although Israel justified its blockade and violent assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions were cynical exercises of brutal power against an essentially defenseless civilian population. Based on hundreds of human rights reports, the book scrutinizes multifarious violations of international law Israel committed both during its operations and in the course of its decade-long siege of Gaza. It is a monument to Gaza's martyrs and a scorching accusation against their tormentors"--Provided by publisher
L'industrie de l'Holocauste : réflexions sur l'exploitation de la souffrance des Juifs by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

51 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is both an anatomy and an indictment of the Holocaust industry. In the pages that follow, I will argue that "The Holocaust" is an ideological representation of the Nazi Holocaust
Knowing too much : why the American Jewish romance with Israel is coming to an end by Norman G Finkelstein( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionally, American Jews have been broadly liberal in their political outlook; indeed African-Americans are the only ethnic group more likely to vote Democratic in US elections. Over the past half century, however, attitudes on one topic have stood in sharp contrast to this group's generally progressive stance: support for Israel. Despite Israel's record of militarism, illegal settlements and human rights violations, American Jews have, stretching back to the 1960s, remained largely steadfast supporters of the Jewish "homeland." But, as Norman Finkelstein explains in an elegantly-argued and richly-textured new book, this is now beginning to change. Reports by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the United Nations, and books by commentators as prominent as President Jimmy Carter and as well-respected in the scholarly community as Stephen Walt, John Mearsheimer and Peter Beinart, have increasingly pinpointed the fundamental illiberalism of the Israeli state. In the light of these exposes, the support of America Jews for Israel has begun to fray. This erosion has been particularly marked among younger members of the community. A 2010 Brandeis University poll found that only about one quarter of Jews aged under 40 today feel "very much" connected to Israel. In successive chapters that combine Finkelstein's customary meticulous research with polemical brio, Knowing Too Much sets the work of defenders of Israel such as Jeffrey Goldberg, Michael Oren, Dennis Ross and Benny Morris against the historical record, showing their claims to be increasingly tendentious. As growing numbers of American Jews come to see the speciousness of the arguments behind such apologias and recognize Israel's record as simply indefensible, Finkelstein points to the opening of new possibilities for political advancement in a region that for decades has been stuck fast in a gridlock of injustice and suffering.--
"This time we went too far" : truth and consequences of the Gaza invasion by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip of Gaza, the December 2008 Israeli invasion was a nightmare of unimaginable proportions: IN the 22 day long action 14000 Gazans were killed, several hundred on the first day alone. And yet, while nothing should diminish Palestinian suffereing through these frightful days, it is possible something redemptive will emerge from the tragedy of Gaza. For, as Norman Finkelstein outlines in a concise work that melds cold anger with cool analysis, the profound injustice of the Israeli assault has been widely recognised by bodies impossible to brand as partial or extremist
What Gandhi says : about nonviolence, resistance and courage by Norman G Finkelstein( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Method and madness : the hidden story of Israel's assaults on Gaza by Norman G Finkelstein( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defamation by Yoav Shamir( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intent on shaking up the ultimate "sacred cow" for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative--and at times irreverent--quest to answer the question, "What is anti-Semitism today?" Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum (including the head of the Anti-Defamation League and its fiercest critic, author Norman Finkelstein) and traveling to places like Auschwitz (alongside Israeli school kids) and Brooklyn (to explore reports of violence against Jews), Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today. His findings are shocking, enlightening and - surprisingly - often wryly funny
La industria del Holocausto : reflexiones sobre la explotación del sufrimiento judío by Norman G Finkelstein( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La industria del Holocausto, un libro vehemente, iconoclasta y polémico, es la denuncia de dolorida voz que alza el hijo de unos supervivientes contra la explotación del sufrimiento de las víctimas del Holocausto. En esta obra fundamental, el eminente politólogo Norman G. Finkelstein expone la tesis de que la memoria del Holocausto no comenzó a adquirir la importancia de la que goza hoy día hasta después de la guerra árabe-israelí de 1967. Esta guerra demostró la fuerza militar de Israel y consiguió que Estados Unidos lo considerara un importante aliado en Oriente Próximo. Esta nueva situación estratégica de Israel sirvió a los líderes de la comunidad judía estadounidense para explotar el Holocausto con el fin de promover su nueva situación privilegiada, y para inmunizar a la política de Israel contra toda crítica. Así, Finkelstein sostiene que uno de los mayores peligros para la memoria de las víctimas del nazismo procede precisamente de aquellos que se erigen en sus guardianes. Basándose en una gran cantidad de fuentes hasta ahora no estudiadas, Finkelstein descubre la doble extorsión a la que los grupos de presión judíos han sometido a Suiza y Alemania y a los legítimos reclamantes judíos del Holocausto y denuncia que los fondos de indemnización no han sido utilizados en su mayor parte para ayudar a los supervivientes del Holocausto, sino para mantener en funcionamiento «la industria del Holocausto»." -- Cubierta
Old wine, broken bottle : Ari Shavit's Promised Land by Norman G Finkelstein( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In brief chapters that analyze Shavit's defense of Zionism and Israel's Jewish identity, its nuclear arsenal and its refusal to negotiate peace, Finkelstein shows how highly selective criticism and sanctimonious handwringing are deployed to create a paean to modern Israel more sophisticated than the traditional our-country-right-or-wrong. In this way, Shavit hopes to win back an American Jewish community increasingly alienated from a place it once regarded as home. However, because the myths he recycles have been so comprehensively shattered, this project is unlikely to succeed. Like his landmark debunking of Joan Peters's From Time Immemorial, Finkelstein's clinical dissection of My Promised Land will be welcomed by those who prefer truth to propaganda, and who yearn for a resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict based on justice, rather than arguments framed by anguish and schmaltz
The occupation of the American mind : Israel's public relations war in the United States( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past few years, Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world -- except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media culture, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favor. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel's decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of its increasingly right-wing policies
Goldstone recants : Richard Goldstone renews Israel's license to kill by Norman G Finkelstein( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibt es wirklich eine Holocaust-Industrie? : zur Auseinandersetzung um Norman Finkelstein( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Nation auf dem Prüfstand : die Goldhagen-These und die historische Wahrheit by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Allemagne en procès : la thèse de Goldhagen et la vérité historique by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'historien D.J. Goldhagen avait accusé le peuple allemand tout entier d'avoir été complice du génocide juif de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Les auteurs montrent les faiblesses de cette thèse et s'interrogent sur le phénomène Goldhagen lui-même. Selon N. Finkelstein, l'éternel antisémitisme allemand mis en avant par D.J. Goldhagen constitue une construction du sionisme
Dennis Ross and the peace process : subordinating Palestinian rights to Israeli "needs" by Norman G Finkelstein( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Método y locura by Norman G Finkelstein( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Beyond chutzpah : on the misuse of anti-semitism and the abuse of history
The Holocaust industry : reflection on the exploitation of Jewish sufferingImage and reality of the Israel-Palestine conflictA nation on trial : the Goldhagen thesis and historical truthL'industrie de l'Holocauste : réflexions sur l'exploitation de la souffrance des Juifs"This time we went too far" : truth and consequences of the Gaza invasionLa industria del Holocausto : reflexiones sobre la explotación del sufrimiento judío
Alternative Names
Finkelstein, Norman.

Finkelstein, Norman 1953-

Finkelstein, Norman Gary

Finkelstein, Norman Gary 1953-

Finkilstāyn, Nūrmān

Norman Finkelstein americký politolog a spisovatel

Norman Finkelstein politicoloog

Norman Finkelstein storico statunitense

Norman Finkelstein US-amerikanischer Politologe und Autor

Norman Finkelstein usona historiisto kaj politologo

Norman Finkelşteyn

Norman G. Finkelstein

Norman G. Finkelstein historien américain

Norman G. Finkelstein storico statunitense

Норман Фінкельштейн

Финкельштейн, Норман

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נארמאן פינקעלשטיין

נורמן פינקלשטיין

فنكلستين، نورمان ج

فنكلستين، نورمان ج.، 1953-

فنكلشتاين، نورمان، 1953-

نورمان ج. فينكلشتين، 1953-

نورمان فنكلستاين، 1953-

نورمان فينكلستاين

نورمان فينكلشتاين

نورمن فینکلشتاین

നോർമൻ ഫിങ്കൽസ്റ്റീൻ

노르만 핀켈슈타인

핀켈슈타인, 노르만 G. 1953-

핀켈슈타인, 노먼 G. 1953-


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