Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History

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University of California Press, May 1, 2008 - History - 412 pages
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"A very solid, important, and highly informative book. Norman Finkelstein provides extensive details and analysis, with considerable historical depth and expert research, of a very wide range of issues concerning Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S."--Noam Chomsky, author of Hegemony or Survival

"The most comprehensive, systematic, and well-documented work of its kind. It is one of the harshest--rational and nonemotional--texts about the daily practices of the occupation and colonization of the Palestinian territories by Israel, and it is an excellent demonstration of how and why the blind defenders of Israel, by basing their arguments on false facts and figures, actually bring more damage than gains to their cause."--Baruch Kimmerling, George S. Wise Professor of Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

"A brave and daring challenge, meticulously researched. Must reading for anyone committed to a just and enduring peace in the Middle East."--Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!

"Beyond Chutzpah is a brilliantly illuminating study of the lengths to which some American Jews will go to present Israel in a favorable light. On display are all the sterling qualities for which Finkelstein has become famous: erudition, originality, spark, meticulous attention to detail, intellectual integrity, courage, and formidable forensic skills."--Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, Oxford University

"The scholarship is simply superb. Finkelstein has clearly done his homework, and consulted and mastered a breathtaking range of material: primary sources and documents, scholarly works, reports old and new, correspondence with relevant individuals, and numerous other sources too. He has left no stone unturned."--Mouin Rabbani, Contributing Editor, Middle East Report
  

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Review: Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History

User Review  - Joel - Goodreads

Meticulously researched and footnoted but quite a dry read. Read full review

Review: Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History

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I can't say that I was always a fan of Finkelstein's rhetorical style, but the dude has some fantastic points to make. @Dershowitz... Read full review

Contents

Preface to the First Paperback Edition
xi
Acknowledgments
lxxi
Introduction
1
PART ONE THE NOTSONEW NEW ANTISEMITISM
19
PART TWO THE GREATEST TALE EVER SOLD
87
Reconciling IrreconcilablesHow Israels High Court of Justice Proved the Wall Was Legal
227
Of Crimes and Misdemeanors
273
History of the IsraelPalestine Conflict
299
Peace Process
323
Dershowitz v Finkelstein Whos Right and Whos Wrongby Frank J Menetrez
363
Index
395
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Norman G. Finkelstein is currently an independent scholar. For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict. His books include The Holocaust Industry (2000); A Nation on Trial (1998; with Ruth Bettina Birn), named a notable book for 1998 by the New York Times Sunday Book Review; and Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (1995).

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