On Monday March 14, 2005, Norman Finkelstein spoke at CMU. Finkelstein is
the author of Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
(Verso, 1995), The Rise and Fall of Palestine (University of Minnesota,
1996), with Ruth Bettina Birn, A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen Thesis
and Historical Truth (Henry Holt, 1998) and The Holocaust Industry:
Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering (Verso, 2000).
The lecture had been pushed back a month on the request of members of
the Hillel-Jewish University Center, who argued that too many speakers
who opposed Israeli policies had been coming to the university in too
short a time. In the extra month, Hillel then organized as many people
as possible who opposed Finkelstein's lecture to come and fill the
room, in attempt to crowd out anyone not hostile to Finkelstein.
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