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US professor denied entry to Israel
jpost.com ^ | May 25, 2008 0:02 | Updated May 25, 2008 2:10 | jpost.com, AP

Posted on 05/24/2008 7:10:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle

American political scientist and fierce critic of Israel, Prof. Norman Finkelstein, was denied entry to Israel and deported from the country early Saturday morning. Officials said that the decision to deport Finkelstein was connected to his anti-Zionist opinions and fierce public criticism of Israel around the world.

Finkelstein landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport at 2 a.m. Friday morning and was immediately taken for questioning by the Immigration Authority and the Interior Ministry. He arrived in Israel from Europe, where he was on a speaking tour. According to his Web site, his last talk was at the University of Amsterdam.

His lawyer, Michael Sfarad, said he was interrogated for several hours and told that he would not be allowed into the country on security grounds. He was held overnight and forced to board a flight to Europe early Saturday morning.

Sfarad said that Finkelstein arrived in Israel on a private trip to visit a friend. He said it was possible that the American professor, who last visited Israel two years ago, would appeal the decision.

A son of Holocaust survivors and a harsh critic of Israel, Finkelstein was denied tenure last year at DePaul University in Chicago.

Finkelstein reportedly said that Israel uses the Holocaust as an excuse for the fight against anti-Semitism and has managed to trick Germany into paying exorbitant sums of money in compensation. He also called Holocaust survivor and scholar Eli Wiesel a "clown prince."

Prof. Alan Dershowitz of Harvard was active in campaigning against Finkelstein. His most recent book, Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History, is largely an attack on Dershowitz's The Case for Israel. In his book, Finkelstein argues that Israel uses the outcry over perceived anti-Semitism as a weapon to stifle criticism.

AP contributed to this report


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academia; antiisrael; antisemitism; bible; dershowitz; finkelstein; israel; leftist; oldtestament; scumbag
shouldn't this clown be an adviser to Obama '08? Sounds like he'd fit right in....
1 posted on 05/24/2008 7:10:33 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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Professor Norman Finkelstein Photo: AP [file]
2 posted on 05/24/2008 7:11:40 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle
"Sounds like he'd fit right in...."

Too white.

Remember Cynthia McKinley? All black staff, calling everyone racist?

I wonder what BHO's staff looks like, and how many token 'whites' are on it.

Just a thought...

3 posted on 05/24/2008 7:19:34 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (Write in: Fred Thompson)
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To: Alouette; Salem; SJackson

ping


4 posted on 05/24/2008 7:21:40 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: the anti-liberal
Obama doesn't discriminate. He'll befriend a terrorist from any nation, race or creed.

He's the equal-opportunity anti-messiah

5 posted on 05/24/2008 7:33:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: the anti-liberal
"Sounds like he'd fit right in...." Too white

Brezhinski and Samantha Power are white (she'll be back).

At least when it comes to bashing Israel, b. Hussein Obama doesn't discriminate on the basis of color.

6 posted on 05/24/2008 7:37:09 PM PDT by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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Ha!

I'm sure he'll turn up back here playing the martyr before all his lefty/America/Israel hating pals.












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7 posted on 05/24/2008 7:37:34 PM PDT by Salem (What can men do against such reckless hate? ... Ride out with me. Ride out and meet them!)
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To: F15Eagle
Ah, but that's not strictly true - he does discriminate.
Against those who love America and her freedoms.
8 posted on 05/24/2008 7:37:51 PM PDT by the anti-liberal (Write in: Fred Thompson)
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To: F15Eagle
Officials said that the decision to deport Finkelstein was connected to his anti-Zionist opinions and fierce public criticism of Israel around the world.

Using that criteria, Obama will also be denied entry.

9 posted on 05/24/2008 7:40:12 PM PDT by airborne (LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! LETS GO PENS!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!)
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To: the anti-liberal
Culturally, BHO is whiter than Bill Clinton. He isn't comfortable around blacks. He probably tolerated Rev. Wright purely for perceived political advantage.
BHO is a visitor among American blacks, he has superficial resemblance to them. His white supporters have mistaken him for an emissary from black America, a place about which they know very little. His black supporters make the same mistake about a man about whom, they know very little.

Obama is strange, deracinated man, claiming roots were he has none, abandoning the roots he has. In many ways he exhibits an admirable character, but he is naive, opportune and faithless in his allegiances. It would require a genius of the stature of Shakespeare to do his character justice. None of this makes him a suitable candidate for president.

10 posted on 05/24/2008 7:48:31 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Hillary to Obama: Arkancide happens.)
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To: Salem

Count on it

I give him end of tommorow really badmouth Israel for not allow him in the country

HEY I think to safe to say Israel had standards


11 posted on 05/24/2008 7:49:49 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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12 posted on 05/24/2008 7:51:30 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Excellent observation! I commend you!


13 posted on 05/24/2008 8:01:19 PM PDT by Clock King (Under revision...)
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To: F15Eagle

Deport him? Does that mean he’s coming back here? Please, please, Israel, send the moron to the Palestinians or Iran. We don’t want him!


14 posted on 05/24/2008 8:13:19 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: F15Eagle

When I saw the headline, “US Professor Denied Entry into Israel,” my first guess was Noam Chomsky. But Finkelstein would possibly have been second on my list.


15 posted on 05/24/2008 8:13:59 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Great post. Also great tagline. That was pretty much what she told him with the Robert Kennedy line


16 posted on 05/24/2008 8:39:26 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: F15Eagle

This guy is the prototypical self-hating Jew. Good for Israel on this. If he hates them so bad, why the hell should he be able to enter their country?


17 posted on 05/24/2008 8:45:05 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: F15Eagle

Buh bye.


18 posted on 05/24/2008 9:09:12 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: DesScorp
I don't think the guy is self-hating at all. He is constantly reminding his fellow Jews that flinging shit to people's face is bound to make you unpopular. In more academic words, his thesis is that constant accusations of antisemitism when discussing Middle East policy are stifling debate, which is bound to build up resentment against the Jews.

It's an old amalgam technique. If you look back in history, you'll see that the Catholic Church was constantly stifling criticism by calling anti-Christian all attempts to comment on the Church's abuses.

I am really afraid for Israel's survival. I think that they have a tendency to ignore even friendly criticism by labeling it antisemitism. It doesn't help their chances.

19 posted on 05/24/2008 9:24:52 PM PDT by FrogBurger (Media are to facts what butchers are to cows)
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To: FrogBurger

“I don’t think the guy is self-hating at all.”

I do. He’s rejected his Judaism, and he’s hot to appear at every anti-Israel rally that he can. He was a popular guest at some “Nacqba” rallies.


20 posted on 05/24/2008 10:16:23 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: F15Eagle
He also called Holocaust survivor and scholar Eli Wiesel a "clown prince."

Fecalstein is just upset that Wiesel survived. He is jealous that Wiesel maintained his humanity and dignity in an impossible situation. Some people throw away their humanity and dignity until nothing is left. Such miserable people spew hatred against those better than themselves. Maybe he can write a book with David Irving and they can go on tour together in Iran?

21 posted on 05/25/2008 1:03:36 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: FrogBurger

He hates Judaism and Jewishness. Finklestien rejects all calis of antisemtisim and uses them as a way to claim that antisemites and antizionists are the real victims. He is a leftist who openly associates with neo-nazis.


22 posted on 05/25/2008 1:35:31 AM PDT by rmlew (Down with the ersatz immanentization of the eschaton known as Globalism.)
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To: rmlew

He’d be a great candidate for Mr. Caterpillar”Bulldozer”!


23 posted on 05/25/2008 2:06:58 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: F15Eagle

the decision to deport Finkelstein was connected to his anti-Zionist opinions and fierce public criticism of Israel around the world.

and finklestein was on b. HUSSEIN’S short list as mideast advisor!!!!


24 posted on 05/25/2008 3:35:52 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: F15Eagle
Finkelstein is the only Chicago radical not associated with Obama.

The US communists I encounter are so Palestinian obsessed that they ignore Obama’s actual promises. This proves that they really don't care about Iraq, Health care, Housing reforms and so forth.

Finkelstein sat for an interview with a racist blog called Liberal White Boy it is at homo-sapien-underground.blogspot.com/ in the last few days.
This blog should be in a anti-semitic Hall of Fame.

25 posted on 05/25/2008 4:33:52 AM PDT by Beakerkin
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To: Figment
[G]reat tagline. That was pretty much what she told him with the Robert Kennedy line

I don't really believe that but the most intelligent woman in America made an easy target of herself with that incredibly maladroit observation. You notice we don't hear that "most intelligent woman in America" riff any more. The string musta broke. Thank God, even the LSM has better sense than to regale us with a few bars of "the most intelligent [semi] negro in America." We have Joe Biden for that.

26 posted on 05/25/2008 4:45:32 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Hillary to Obama: Arkancide happens.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Agreed - and I think he has some self-loathing issues connected with the fact that he's not as 'African' as many of his relatives.

He dislikes his own mother because of the color of her skin, and resents her because she gave him some of her color.

Perhaps this drove him to attend a racist church - to punish himself, allow him to hate 'whitey,' and appear hip to the blacks he wants to be.

27 posted on 05/25/2008 10:43:08 AM PDT by the anti-liberal (Write in: Fred Thompson)
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To: F15Eagle

The vast majority of Israeli Arabs share his opinions. When are they going to be deported?


28 posted on 05/26/2008 5:03:57 AM PDT by forkinsocket
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To: FrogBurger

No, he’s not self-hating. He’s a Jew hater.


29 posted on 05/26/2008 5:04:39 AM PDT by forkinsocket
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30 posted on 05/26/2008 3:49:30 PM PDT by SJackson (It is impossible to build a peace process based on blood, Natan Sharansky)
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To: F15Eagle
"In his book, Finkelstein argues that Israel uses the outcry over perceived anti-Semitism as a weapon to stifle criticism."

I would appear this incident confirms Mr. Finkelstein's assertion.

31 posted on 05/26/2008 3:55:20 PM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: joebuck
Is the US required to allow in all anti-American activists.
You are a nationalist. Stop your hatred of Israel's rational national actions. It's disgraceful.
32 posted on 05/26/2008 8:22:46 PM PDT by rmlew (Down with the ersatz immanentization of the eschaton known as Globalism.)
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To: joebuck
It would appear that you know nothing of the writings of this dirtbag.

So, here are a few selections and reviews of the fellow you defend:

"In his controversial book The Holocaust Industry, Finkelstein argues that “Jewish elites” have created an “industry” to perpetuate the memory of the Holocaust as a ploy to extort money and to gain influence, as well a tactic “to crush any dissent, any criticism, of the State of Israel.” The New York Times’ review of the book described its premise as a “novel variation” of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the fraudulent essay concocted in the late nineteenth century by the Czarist secret police which purports to uncover a Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. Accordingly, the Times’ reviewer described Finkelstein as “juvenile,” “arrogant,” and “stupid” (Aug. 6, 2000)."

Finkelstein tries to convince readers that the “Holocaust Industry” exists as an ideological weapon to gain unqualified support for Israel against the Palestinians.

Finkelstein routinely compares Israelis with Nazis and told the Jeruslem Post that he “can’t imagine why Israel’s apologists would be offended by the comparison” (Aug 28, 2000).

While Finkelstein expresses nothing but contempt for Israel, he lavishes praise on the terrorist group Hezbollah. In a letter posted on his Web site he states, “I did make a point of publicly honoring the heroic resistance of Hezbollah to foreign occupation ...Their historic contributions are...undeniable.” He appeared on the official Hezbollah television network al-Manar, because, he said, “If I’m willing to appear on CNN – the main propaganda organ for America’s terrorist wars–why shouldn’t I appear on al-Manar?”

Anti-Zionists and anti-Semites often reference Finkelstein's books despite the fact that they are marred by factual inaccuracies, omissions and selective mention of fact. Much of his work is seemingly shaped by his antagonism toward the Jewish establishment and his avowed anti-Zionism. Thus, he routinely accuses pro-Israel writers of being "frauds" and "plagiarists," and labels their work "hoaxes."

Read up on this pig. You just might change your opinion.

33 posted on 05/26/2008 8:51:41 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to bring us to the one place in the ME with no oil.)
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To: rmlew; sofaman

I never said I approved of this guy - just pointed out that Isreal was proving his point in this situation. Such moral posturing, preening, and assuming the right to “hate the hater” is pretty much the same thing he does. Two sides of the same coin. It makes the middle east situation easier to understand, though.


34 posted on 05/26/2008 9:08:52 PM PDT by joebuck (Finitum non capax infinitum!)
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To: joebuck
Joebuck wrote:
I never said I approved of this guy - just pointed out that Isreal was proving his point in this situation. Such moral posturing, preening, and assuming the right to “hate the hater” is pretty much the same thing he does. Two sides of the same coin. It makes the middle east situation easier to understand, though.

You are falling for his con.
As I said earlier,

Finklestien rejects all calis of antisemtisim and uses them as a way to claim that antisemites and antizionists are the real victims. He is a leftist who openly associates with neo-nazis.

35 posted on 05/26/2008 9:27:30 PM PDT by rmlew (Down with the ersatz immanentization of the eschaton known as Globalism.)
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To: joebuck
The Israelis argue that he is a national security threat, with good reason. Finkelstein is vehemently pro-Palestinian and equally vehemently anti-Israel.

His own words reflect the level of hatred he holds for Israel and Jews in general.

We, in the US, turn away people who we consider to pose a threat to our national security and Israel, of course, has that very same right.

There is no "moral posturing, preening". Finkstein praises Hezbollah and pontificates on behalf of Hamas, both organizations committed to the destruction of the State of Israel.

There is no reason whatsoever that Israel should allow this animal into the country. And claiming Israel's decision to be "moral posturing" and "preening" is sophistry.

36 posted on 05/26/2008 9:30:23 PM PDT by sofaman (Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to bring us to the one place in the ME with no oil.)
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To: F15Eagle; Alouette

They denied this bozo entry and kicked him right out! Excellent!


37 posted on 05/27/2008 5:41:18 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hillary, Obama, McCain. Curly, Larry, Moe. Decisions, decisions.)
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