…by Jonas E. Alexis and Michael Cangemi
Jonas E. Alexis: There are many decent people who have fought against the Khazarian Mafia, the very group which ontologically seeks to either dismiss or ban practical reason in the world. Norman Finkelstein is one of those people. In fact, Finkelstein has been a bad boy from time immemorial. As the Jewish magazine Tablet put it, “Finkelstein has been the American Jewish community’s problem-child…”
If Finkelstein had never left the Maoist movement, if he had zipped his lips and sealed his pen and tried to play his cards right, he almost certainly would not have gotten into trouble with what J. J. Goldberg would have called “Jewish power.” Finkelstein probably would have been a full professor at DePaul University.
But Finkelstein, like physicist Denis Rancourt, doesn’t seem to be good at playing cards, particularly when reason and truth are at stake. Rancourt thought that he was academically safe at the University of Ottawa but later realized that this was not the case. Rancourt was a tenured professor and taught physics and applied sciences for more than twenty-five years at the university.
Rancourt is not a crank or crackpot scientist out there who does not know his material. He has published hundreds of academic papers on technical issues. But Rancourt’s stellar career did not stop the Zionist lobby in Canada from getting him fired. He attacked the Zionist pillage in the Middle East and the Israel lobby in America. Rancourt said:
“The Israel Lobby has the role of chief-whip for the US military-economic-finance empire; Empire, for short. That is, the Lobby ensures doctrinal discipline among Western, that is, US-aligned politicians, intellectuals, and the media, regarding the Empire’s Middle East policy. I mean ‘intellectual’ in the broad sense of any professional who has influence, and “media” in the broad sense of anyone who communicates to others.
“The Empire’s main geopolitical focus presently is the Middle East, where the Empire is dedicated to actively and continuously prevent liberation and coalescence of Arab nations, so as to keep control of the territory and the energy resources. To achieve this, the Empire’s main policy in the Middle East is Israel, which is charged with continual war and sabotage against all Middle Eastern entities that would vie for independence from the Empire.
“Thus, the Empire, via Israel, is embarked on a vicious and murderous project without an end in the Middle East, and this unsavory project must be sold to the Empire’s home populations, including both managers and ordinary citizens. That is the role of the Israel Lobby; to sell Israel and the continuous and deliberate carnage as acceptable and unavoidable.
“That is why the Israel Lobby is actively engaged is creating Islamophobia, in exaggerating anti-Semitism, in constructing Nazi-holocaust remembrance, in suppressing academic freedom, in suppressing freedom of the press, in ‘finding’ and pursuing alleged ‘terrorists,’ in developing anti-speech [or] ‘anti-hate’ laws, in promoting cultural ties with Israel, in attacking Muslim associations, and so on.
“As such, the work of the Israel Lobby includes hundreds of ongoing campaigns to intimidate, discipline, fire, and vilify academics who dare to be critical of Israel or of US Middle East policy. The list of shut-out and targeted academics is a long one and includes the well-known cases of Joel Kovel, Ward Churchill, Norman Finkelstein, James Petras, Terri Ginsberg, William Robinson, David F. Noble, Steven Salaita, Iymen Chehade, and many others. The more an academic is threatening to the Lobby, the more aggressively that academic is attacked.
“My own case is also an example. I was a tenured Full Professor of physics at the University of Ottawa in Canada’s capital city. I am an internationally recognized researcher and I taught in both the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts. I was publicly critical of the university president’s paid trip to Israel. I invited Palestinian speakers into my classrooms to talk about Gaza, and geopolitical analysts who were critical of Israel.
“These moves led to condemnation of me in the Zionist mainstream media, and to discipline, which was overturned. In 2008, a new university president – Allan Rock – who is a staunch and unconditional supporter of Israel and who had been Canada’s Zionist ambassador to the UN, became immediately motivated to fire me, tenure or not, and irrespective of my popular courses and my large science research funding.
“With the help of an entire team using specially-hired union-busting lawyers, after contriving for years including intensive covert surveillance of me using a hired-student spy to monitor my every spoken and written word and my every activity on campus and at other university campuses, the university finally settled on the false pretext for dismissal of alleging that I had improperly assigned high grades to all 23 students in an advanced physics course.
“They needed a ‘clean’ pretext that they hoped would be supported by public opinion and that would not bring out all of their dirt. When public opinion and some mainstream media sided with me instead, a high-profile Zionist columnist at the New York Times suddenly wrote not-one but two articles to discredit me, and was invited to Canada to falsely defame me, regarding my teaching, on a trend-setting Canadian TV talk show whose producers are Zionists.
“Even after I was fired, as I continued to be publicly critical of the institution, the university funded a large defamation lawsuit against me which, after almost four years, has entirely washed-out my personal savings, and over which I was ordered to pay a total of legal costs and damages in excess of one million dollars, that I can never pay.
“I am presently struggling to generate the funds to pay the costs of court-transcripts for the appeal that has been filed. My funding campaign is endorsed by the Ontario Civil Liberties Association, which also has a campaign that condemns the university’s unlimited funding of the lawsuit against me using public money.
“Although the university had many and mixed unstated and illegitimate reasons for wanting to fire me – such as my defiance and outspokenness in several areas, my popular courses and public events, and my support of student and community activism, I have no doubt that I was fired because the new Zionist university president Allan Rock – former Ambassador to the UN, and former Canadian federal government minister – wanted me out and silenced at any cost, and knew that he could count on support from the Zionist establishment.
“Under cross-examination, the dean testified that the pre-dismissal lockout of my graduate students and I from our laboratory was directed from above by Allan Rock. This president knew my firing would be seen as a good dead by the powerful Zionist establishment that he is part of.
“Years before I was ultimately fired, it had already been pronounced in the media that my firing was necessary and was desirable because of the ‘anti-Semitic’ nature of my courses, to the great dismay and protests of many of my students.”
Rancourt obviously said things that upset the establishment, so they shut down his career once and for all. He once told me that “The unpaid costs and damages now total more than $1 million.” Rancourt was fighting for his “family home, life savings and pension” because the powers that be literally stripped him of his 25-year professorship. Perhaps the Zionist regime was telling Rancourt and Finkelstein and others that they need to start reading Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. That could have helped Finkelstein in his intellectual confrontation with Alan Dershowitz. This was another tragedy.
Dershowitz realized pretty quickly that he needed to destroy Finkelstein before Finkelstein destroyed the Israeli project. why? Finkelstein proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Dershowitz was a complete fraud. After Finkelstein put Dershowitz’s feet firmly in midair, Dershowitz immediately went to work.
Dershowitz even tried to stop the University of California from publishing Finkelstein’s Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History. Dershowitz was so desperate at the time that he even tried to get Arnold Schwarzenegger, then governor of California, involved in putting a price on Finkelstein’s academic career.
In 2007, Dershowitz
“sent members of DePaul’s law and political-science faculties what he described as ‘a dossier of Norman Finkelstein’s most egregious academic sins, and especially his outright lies, misquotations, and distortions.’”
In the end, Finkelstein was basically fired from DePaul University. After the event, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Finkelstein could not find a serious academic job—“not even as an adjunct” professor—anyway on the planet. Finkelstein lamented,
“I would ask faculty there about a position and was told it was out of the question. I can’t even get an adjunct appointment for one semester.”
A high school teaching job was also impossible:
“The way they do background checks is to Google your name. With me, they would get 30,000 Web sites, one-third of them saying I am a Holocaust denier, a supporter of terrorism, a crackpot, and a lunatic.”
Alan Dershowitz’s behavior is completely unnecessary and dumb. This was probably one reason why John Quiggin of the University of Queensland declared that Dershowitz is “entirely deserving of a boycott.” Robert L. Trivers, a biologist at Tufts University, also thought that Dershowitz’s behavior was quite weird. On one occasion, he told Dershowitz:
“Regarding your rationalization of Israeli attacks on Lebanese civilians, let me just say that if there is a repeat of Israeli butchery toward Lebanon and if you decide once again to rationalize it publicly, look forward to a visit from me. Nazis — and Nazi-like apologists such as yourself — need to be confronted directly.”
Trivers was supposed to deliver a lecture at Harvard, but Dershowitz thwarted the talk. The irony of all this is that Dershowitz sent a letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2010 saying that he supported academic freedom!
In any event, history will show that people like Finkelstein are heroes because they did the right thing. There are other unsung heroes that deserve respect as well, and Alfred Lilienthal is almost certainly one of them.
Michael Cangemi: In the 1950s, Alfred Lilienthal warned that the U.S. is fighting Israel’s wars to dominate a region. The US is not fighting for our freedom as the propaganda machine preaches.
October 6, 2019, marks the 11th anniversary of the passing of a truly great American, historian Alfred M. Lilienthal.
He was 94. As early as 1953, the graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Law School who yearly visited the Middle East stirred up no small displeasure with a Reader’s Digest article, “Israel’s Flag is Not Mine.” After a negative sermon on the article was given in a New York synagogue, he was awakened by a rank, threatening phone call. “If you don’t stop, we will have you killed. You are undoing everything we are struggling for…layoff what you are doing.”
Heroically, he did not stop. Some friends and family shunned him while others quietly told him they agreed. In 2008, I chanced upon copies of two of his books: What Price Israel? (1953) and The Zionist Connection (1978).
I was pretty well informed but surprised I had not heard of the books or Alfred Lilienthal. The Zionist Connection’s stark, white cover featured Israel’s Star of David symbol superimposed (appropriately) over a section of Stars and Stripes. ( The Star of David is in fact an old occult symbol adopted by Zionist leaders for the new state and has no connection to biblical King David. )
The book’s inside cover notes that the author ” finds the meticulous organization of Zionism reaching into the White House, mobilizing public opinion, exercising control over Congress, repressing opposition through anti-Semitic labeling and exercising inordinate control over the media of information…endangering American national interests.”
Before 1948 Lilienthal notes there was essentially no Jew-Arab conflict. Once the new state was established, Zionist leaders “set in motion a simultaneous flow of Jews into the country and Arabs from the country.”
Quoting David Ben-Gurion, “Israel is the country of the Jews and only the Jews.” Lilienthal called the displacement of the 1.3 million, Christian and Muslim Arab population, a devastating abrogation of the western professed ideal of self-determination…this is the ‘original sin’ that underlies the entire Palestine conflict.”
The Zionists employed psychological warfare and outright terrorism to drive out Palestinians and “expropriate their homes, lands and property.” One of the most heinous examples was the massacre of the small Arab village of Deir Yassin, wherein a surprise attack, 250 old men, women and children “…were cold-bloodedly murdered in their homes with no signs of fighting…I can’t forget what happened there…I saw the atrocities committed…” witnessed an Israeli Haganah officer.
Lilienthal wrote that the massacre of Palestinians was “carefully concealed from the west–Americans in particular…who out of abysmal ignorance and a gnawing sense of guilt over the Holocaust accepted in toto the ideological Zionist fairy tale including the myth that the Arabs were being well treated” but in practical, economic, human and social terms they were being decimated.
The resulting enormous humanitarian and refugee crisis that Israel created, “was virtually unreported to the American public” and constituted “a cover-up and cover-over with few parallels in the annals of man.” Alfred suggested part of the reason was a ” a letter by the press advisor to Israel’s Washington Embassy: It advised that anyone interested in the Arab refugee problem was to be considered ‘pro-Arab oriented’ and hence ‘anti-Semitic.”
Other topics covered in The Zionist Connection:
* Dual loyalty encouraged among American Jews.
* The 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty which killed 34 American sailors, injured scores more. The US inquiry a “white -wash.” Israeli intent was to sink the vessel and blame the Egyptians.
* The Khazar’s adoption of Judaism in 740 AD was “historical fact.” Zionism’s founders, Herzl, Weizmann, etc. were Khazar descendants and NOT Hebrews thus nullifying their claim to Palestine.
* Christians deceived and in bondage regarding modern Israel.
* Accused Jews and Christians of essentially worshipping the state of Israel while ignoring the moral implications.
* Exploitation of the Holocaust even though Zionists cooperated in sending thousands of their fellow Jews to their deaths for political purposes.
Posts on his website included two important pieces: Liberating America from Israel written by former Republican Congressman, Paul Findley. In the first paragraph, the 22 year veteran of the U.S. Congress states: “Nine-Eleven would not have occurred if the U.S. Government had refused to help Israel humiliate and destroy Palestinian society. Few express this conclusion publicly, but many believe it is the truth.”
Another was a write up about Edwin Wright, a son of missionary parents, who did an extensive study of Zionism and learned Zionist ideology says they must have a large enough area to accommodate the whole of the world’s Jewish population.
Also from Wright’s writings: “It is not brought out in Zionist propaganda in America but what they claim is all the territory from the Suez Canal…to southern Turkey …Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Sinai from…the Nile to the Euphrates.” “This is the territory they call, “Eretz Israel” ( Greater Israel ).
They also believe their messiah will not return until they control all of Eretz Israel.
Unable to personally respond to emails in 2008, I was told by his webmaster he had indeed embraced Jesus Christ as his Messiah. A photo on his website showed Alfred squatting down holding a young Palestinian child while several others gathered around him.
He exhibited more of the love of Christ to those unfortunates than the American Christian Zionists who blindly aided and still aid their persecutors. “By their fruits you will know them.”
-  David Samuels, “Q&A: Norman Finkelstein: The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston,” Tablet, June 11, 2012.
-  . J. Goldberg, Jewish Power: Inside the American Jewish Establishment (New York: Basic Books, 1996).
-  “DePaul Rejects Tenure Bid by Finkelstein and Says Dershowitz Pressure Played No Role,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 8, 2007.
-  “Closed Out? Norman Finkelstein, Controversial Scholar Denied Tenure, Can’t Find a Job,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 7, 2008.
-  Ibid.
-  Ibid. Many of those who supported Finkelstein were also denied tenure at the same university. “Finkelstein Supporter Was Also Denied Tenure,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 18, 2007.
-  “The Ubiquity of Alan Dershowitz,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 19, 2007.
-  “Rutgers Professor’s Harvard Talk Is Canceled After Verbal Attack on Dershowitz,” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 27, 2007.
-  “Speech Defended Academic Freedom, Writes Dershowitz,” Chronicle of Higher Education, September 12, 2010. Perhaps Dershowitz needs to talk to philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt about his book entitled On Bullshit. Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006).