Help Rebuild Al-Awda Hospital in Gaza and Support Scholarship by Dr. Norman Finkelstein

Dr. Norman Finkelstein (PhD, Political Science, Princeton), is writing a crowd-funded column at BylineAll funds contributed will go towards medical equipment for Al-Awda hospital in Gaza, which was badly damaged by Israel during its latest assault on the refugee camp.  If Dr. Finkelstein reaches his goal of raising $100,000.00, he will continue the fortnightly column for a year.

Topics will include:

“the ‘new anti-Semitism’ (I argue it’s concocted by Israel to stifle criticism of its criminal policies)”

“on the betrayal of human rights organizations (I expose Amnesty International’s apologetics for Israel in its recent reports on Gaza)” [His first column is on this topic and is posted at Byline.  For example, he shows that, after the 2014 assault, Amnesty devoted 78 pages to indicting Israel, and 107 to indicting Hamas.]

“on the meaning of academic freedom (I reveal, for the first time, the sordid details of my tenure-denial case).”

“I also hope to comment on breaking news. There’s a fair chance that the UN Security Council will soon table a resolution that fatally compromises Palestinian rights, and that Israel will attack Lebanon this coming summer. I want to use my column to alert and guide readers as these ominous developments unfold.”

After two days, he has raised over $14,000.00.  Supporters pledging $10.00 or more can have their names included on a plaque that will be placed in the Al-Awda hospital in honor of Dr. Finkelstein’s parents, survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Maijdanek and Auschwitz Death Camps.

The staff at Al Awda welcomes the initiative and says it is “vitally important for ensuring the continuation of health services for the poorest and most disadvantaged in the Gaza strip.”

Dr. Finkelstein’s first column at Byline.

This is a unique a chance to both support the besieged people of Gaza and foster scholarship and reporting by one of the best researchers on the topic, whose work has been praised by Raul Hilberg, the preeminent Holocaust scholar.

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  • jo6pac

    Thanks RB