January 30, 2013
Critical Collective, Youth for Palestine, the Institute of Social Studies proudly present:
Norman Finkestein: “Israel and Palestine – Overcoming the Impasse”
Norman Finkelstein (born December 8, 1953) is an American political scientist, activist, professor and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by the experiences of his parents who were Jewish Holocaust survivors.
In 2007, after a highly publicized row between Finkelstein and a notable opponent of his, Alan Dershowitz, Finkelstein’s tenure bid at DePaul was denied. Since then, Mr. Finkelstein has been touring the world giving talks to the general public about the topic of Israel and Palestine.
Norman finkelstein is an advocate of the two-state solution to the Palestinian/Israeli dilemma. He has also expressed strong beliefs about the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. In addition, in this talk, Mr. Finkelstein will be drawing parallels between the Jewish holocaust, which his parents and family endured, and the current situation in Palestine.
Following a talk, Mr. Finkelstein will engage the audience in a moderated debate.
Join us for a stimulating experience and to take part in a spirited and critical debate about the Israeli and Palestinian conflict!
The event will take place in Aula B of the Institute of Social Studies (ISS – http://www.iss.nl/ – located at Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague, NL) on February 8th, at 18:00.