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18 March 2009

Finkelstein at Birkbeck College (University of London): "How can we help the Palestinian cause?" 1/23/2008

On Wednesday 23rd January [2008], The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS) hosted a workshop entitled "How can UK Residents Help the Palestinian Cause?" The guest speaker was Norman Finkelstein, and this audio is a record of the event. The first part consists of Finkelstein's introductory remarks, and Part 2 is a recording of the workshop, and a short Q&A session.

Finkelstein's introductory remarks - mp3 (58MB)

How can we help the Palestinian cause? - mp3 (79MB)

During the workshop, Norman Finkelstein recommends four books as good introductory texts to the conflict. They are:

1) Noam Chomsky - 
Fateful Triangle
2) Robert Fisk - 
Pity the Nation
3) Benny Morris - 
Righteous Victims ("good up until 1956")
4) Zeev Maoz - 
Defending the Holy Land

If you're thinking of reading them, try ordering them through your public library.

Link to the Hebron report referred to by Finkelstein. 

Transcript: 03.11.2009 | Original (pdfhtml)

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