Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Norm Finkelstein Refuses to Sign a Letter Against Anti-Semitism

Last Tuesday at UC-Irvine, that great "Independent Scholar with a PHD from Princeton", Norman Finkelstein, spoke on behalf of the Muslim Student Union during Israel Apartheid Week. During the Q&A, I asked him if he would add his name to a letter of about 40 Jewish faculty members asking for an end to anti-Semitism on the UCI campus. Below is the non-answer I got. (You will have to download the video).

Of course, Finkelstein was referring to the MSU disclaimer about anti-Semitism that was read before every event last week including the tirade by Amir Abdel Malik Ali, which many of those present are calling anti-Semitic. For the life of me, I have no idea what Richard Goldstone had to do with any of this.


Anonymous said...

Why don't you post the video to youtube?

I am always afraid to download files like this.

= wejomerv

Gary Fouse said...

I am not that technicly gifted and I got it from a friend. The video belongs to someone and I needed permission to post it.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

I bet I could draft a letter worded in such a way that I could announce

Gary Fouse refuses to sign defense of American democracy.

You wouldn't necesarily be outside the pale of legitimate opinion either. But I could describe it in those terms without lying.

Its sort of like making campaign issues out of the congressional vote for an amendment to a bill which the rep then did or did not vote for, in the final vote, because the amendment was or was not a good one, and with or without it the final bill was or was not worth voting for anyway.