The Gaza massacre has re-ignited debate across the UK and elsewhere and prompted many people to want to learn more. For those relatively new to the conflict, I usually point them towards Ilan Pappe’s The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Finkelstein’s An Introduction to the Israel-Palestine Conflict, Occupation 101 and this lecture, also by Norman Finkelstein, An Issue of Justice. It is one of the best lectures I’ve heard and succinctly covers the main areas of the conflict in an hour.
As an aside, I don’t agree with Norman on the Israel lobby and the Iraq war or his position on the two state solution, however I do think his argument on the two state solution is useful for demonstrating that Israel and the US prevent peace in the region.
An Issue Of Justice: MP3
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Dave – Thanks for this. Who made Occupation 101?
No worries – I think it was an American Christian group (hence the number of US Christians interviewed in the beginning, but that could just be to give the film a US spin). I’m not sure though and couldn’t find anything other than their company name on their site:
Trip-ol-ii Productions/Triple Eye Films
directed by Sufyan Omeish and Abdallah Omeish.
They do have an email address where you could contact them and ask.
He has a new book coming out “A Farewell to Israel: The coming break-up of American Zionism” this year.