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Media coverage of oppressive state regimes: The case of Israel

Media coverage of oppressive state regimes: The case of Israel

You are cordially invited to attend the College Lecture Programme with Professor Norman Finkelstein at the Durban University of Technology.

Topic: Media coverage of oppressive state regimes: The case of Israel

Date: Thursday, 20 August
Time: 12h00
Venue: Arthur Smith Hall, City Campus, Durban University of Technology

RSVP to Bhekani Dlamini by Monday, 17 August to book your seat.

Tel: 031 373 2845

For more information, please contact Ayesha Mall on 031 373 6622 or Cell: 0825693553

The Norman Finkelstein CLP is hosted by the Division of Corporate Affairs in association with DUT’s Journalism programme.

Professor Norman Finkelstein’s visit to South Africa
Various organisations/bodies including universities will be hosting political science professor, Norman G. Finkelstein, during his visit to South Africa from 12 to 22 August, 2009. Professor Finkelstein will be delivering a series of lectures in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

He is an outspoken critic of Israel’s policies towards the Palestinians and has questioned the use of the Holocaust for devious purposes and the misuse of the term anti-Semitism. Both his parents are Holocaust survivors. In his book Beyond Chutzpah he exposes Professor Alan Dershowitz’s book The Case for Israel, (which was relaunched in South Africa on Tuesday, July 21, 2009) as containing plagiarism and fraudulent research. Dershowitz conducted a vigorous campaign against Finkelstein which, amongst other things, resulted in DePaul University, Chicago, denying Professor Finkelstein tenure.


Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict. He is currently an independent scholar.

Finkelstein is the author of five books which have been translated into more than 40 foreign editions: Beyond Chutzpah: On the misuse of anti-Semitism and the abuse of history (University of California Press, 2005; expanded paperback edition, 2008) The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering (Verso, 2000; expanded paperback edition, 2003) Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Verso, 1995; expanded paperback edition, 2003) A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen thesis and historical truth (with Ruth Bettina Birn) (Henry Holt, 1998) The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A personal account of the intifada years (University of Minnesota, 1996).

He has just completed a new book entitled A Farewell to Israel: The coming break-up of American Zionism, to be published in 2009