Oxford Union Debates Israel’s Right to Exist

Oxford University’s debating society is hosting a debate on the right of Israel to exist.  The two professors chosen to support Israel’s right to exist are Norman Finkelstein, formally of De Paul University in Chicago, and Ted Honderich, professor of philosophy at University College London, both of whom are staunch opponents of Israel.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

Finkelstein’s books include The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering and Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict. On his Web site, he hosts Brazilian cartoonist Latuff, whose work won second prize in Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial art competition in December 2006…

At a rally in New York opposing the 2006 Lebanon war, Finkelstein said: “Every victory for Hizbullah over Israel is… a victory for liberty and a victory for freedom…”

For his part, Honderich, in his book After the Terror, published in 2003, wrote: “All of us should take part in all forms of boycott against retail stores and other businesses dealing with neo-Zionist Israel, divestment, civil disobedience, non-cooperation, not voting, picketing, ostracism, naming, symbolic public acts, strikes and whatever else is rational against neo-Zionism.”

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