MUSLIM STUDENTS BRING NORMAN FINKELSTEIN TO UCLA
Finkelstein has questioned the estimated number of Jews that died in the Holocaust – asserting that the number was less than the widely accepted estimates of 6 million. In his two most recent books – "The Holocaust Industry" and "Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History" – Finkelstein, himself the son of Holocaust survivors, argues that Jews and Israel supporters have exploited the Holocaust to promote their cause and justify the existence of the state Israel.
23 May 2006
By Udeitha Srimushnam
DAILY BRUIN CONTRIBUTOR
A scheduled visit to campus by Norman Finkelstein today has sparked strong responses from some student organizations based on his controversial views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Finkelstein, a professor of history at DePaul University in Chicago, has published several books on Zionism, the Holocaust and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which present different positions than those of many mainstream scholars. He plans to speak at UCLA as a part of a week of events called "Israel and Palestine: Obstacles to Peace," which is being sponsored collectively by Students for Justice in Palestine, Muslim Student Association, United Arab Society, MEChA de UCLA and Raza Graduate Student Association. (Read more)