Book Talk & Discussion: Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom by Norman G. Finkelstein

Thu, May 3, 2018 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts is honored to host a book talk and discussion with Professor Norman Finkelstein on his recent magnum opus:

Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom

(University of California Press: 2018)

Doors open at 6:30 pm

Suggested contribution:$10 General Admission l $5 Students and Seniors

Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

What has befallen Gaza is a man-made humanitarian disaster.

The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating “operations” against Gaza’s largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected Gaza to a merciless illegal blockade.

Based on scores of human rights reports, Norman G.Finkelstein's new book presents a meticulously researched inquest into Gaza’s martyrdom. He shows that although Israel has justified its assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions constituted flagrant violations of international law.

Finkelstein also documents that the guardians of international law—from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to the UN Human Rights Council—ultimately failed Gaza. One of his most disturbing conclusions is that, after Judge Richard Goldstone's humiliating retraction of his UN report, human rights organizations succumbed to the Israeli juggernaut.

Finkelstein’s magnum opus is both a monument to Gaza’s martyrs and an act of resistance against the forgetfulness of history.

About the Author

Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate from the Department of Politics at Princeton University in 1988. He is the author of ten books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions, including The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering and, most recently, Gaza An inquest into its martyrdom. For more information, please click here.

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