Norman Finkelstein spoke on August 17th, 2014 in Princeton, NJ. at the "A Peaceful March and Rally for the People of Gaza", at the rally located at the 'Fountain of Freedom' in front of Woodrow Wilson Library, Princeton University.
Norman Finklestein goes from an analogy of when received his Ph.D in Political Science from Princeton University when he mowed the lawn for them, to present day events in Gaza and the reference Israeli uses of their recent action in Gaza as Mowing the Lawn. In this amazing 30 minute speech Norman Finklestein connects the dots of the many incidents in detail leading up to the present war that occurred between Israeli and the Palestrina’s in Gaza. No one is spared from President Obama to UN Ban Ki-moon or even allegorical references to the classic 1932 movie The Freaks.
Norman Finklestein is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust.
Other speeches were given by over half a dozen people including Princeton resident and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges. Other speakers included Director of Education at New Brunswick Islamic Center, Shadee Elmasry who gave the opening speech; the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s media relations specialist, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh; Jewish Voice for Peace Board Member and past Chair, Rebecca Subar; local activist and recent college graduate, Sherif Ibrahim; and a local Palestinian-American teacher, Sireen Hashem, who recently returned from a summer trip to visit relatives in Palestine.
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