Norman Finkelstein Responds to Clinton, Netanyahu AIPAC Comments

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told attendees at the AIPAC conference on Monday that the US commitment to Israel is “rock-solid,” but Clinton did criticize Israel for continuing to build settlements in occupied East Jerusalem. In a defiant speech hours after Clinton’s address, Netanyahu rejected US criticism and vowed to continue building settlements. We speak with Norman Finkelstein, author of the new book, This Time We Went Too Far



  1. B. Benhamid said,

    March 24, 2010 at 20:33

    Norman Finkelstein is one great person whom deserves respect and admiration for his courage and dedication to the cause.

  2. March 24, 2010 at 21:17

    Prof Finkelstein is tghe epitomy of moral existence. Bravo! God bless!!

  3. Lenny said,

    March 25, 2010 at 01:32

    Watch this on DemocracyNow!. There is a full 39 minute supplementary video for web users that wasn’t on the tv or radio show. Doctor Finkelstein gives an amazing analysis of his study of Gandhi and passive resistance. Then he lays out a winning strategy for helping Palestine.

  4. biblar said,

    March 25, 2010 at 17:55

    I cannot help reluctantly applauding Hilary Clinton’s ‘performance’ at the AIPAC conference; but it’s also extremely easy to compare Clinton’s completely artificial admonishment of Israel, with the performance one would expect from someone with a Sociopathic personality disorder.

    One must not forget that Hillary Rodham Clinton stated numerous times that she was and is not sorry she voted for a resolution authorising President Bush to take military action in Iraq. The subterfuge used to justify the US/UK/Allies invasion of Iraq; after the numerous apologia came tumbling down like a house of cards; was Saddam Husseins/Iraq’s violation of various International Laws, which included the instigation of several International War Crimes.

    Clinton may be verbally facile, but she, along with many other American Politicians openly display monumental and quite intentional hypocrisy if one compares her stance and responses to Saddam Hussein’s breaking of International Laws and war crimes and her responses toward Israel’s systemic breaking of International Laws and war crimes.

    But; how could we expect anything less one asks, when she resolutely gave; and continues to give her blessing to the US/UK/Allies, who were/are equally complicit in breaking various International Laws and also stand accused of committing International War Crimes.

    Although I think Norman Finklestein could be construed as self-serving in some ways and may in the eyes of some, be seen as a political agitator; for many people, including myself, he can also be very insightful at times.

    I think his opinions and explanations within this interview can be viewed as ‘one of those times’.

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