The Many Faces of Norman Finkelstein
In an interview
with Middle East Eye
, controversial former DePaul University professor Norman Finkelstein
--now teaching international law at Sakarya University in Turkey--described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as "an obnoxious, Jewish-supremacist leader"; Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas as "an imbecile"; Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah as "among the shrewdest political thinkers in the world today"; Hamas's "notion of a successful armed resistance" in Gaza as "a complete disaster"; the BDS movement (which, in 2012, he called
a "cult") as "tireless, resourceful, and well organised"; and Iran as "an important regional partner" for the U.S.
One thing's for sure: Finkelstein, who has managed to alienate both the pro- and anti-Israel camps throughout his strange career, covers all his bases.
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