From the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA)

October 10, 2005 by Deborah Passner

Norman Finkelstein’s Fraudulent Scholarship

Campus anti-Israel activists copy many of their arguments from two main sources – MIT professor Noam Chomsky, and his acolyte Norman Finkelstein, a DePaul University political science professor who never misses an opportunity to inform readers that his parents were Holocaust survivors. For example, following the Palestine Solidarity Movement’s conference in October 2004 at Duke University, the student paper published a column that included anti-Semitic slurs such as “Jews must own up to their privilege in America, and use it more wiselyâ€? and “ ‘the Holocaust Industry’ uses its influence to stifle…the Israeli-Palestinian debate.â€? The student supported these canards by citing Finkelstein’s book The Holocaust Industry.

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