Norman Finkelstein is one of the foremost US scholars on the Israel-Palestine conflict. He received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict. He currently writes and lectures.
Finkelstein is the author of eight books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions:
- Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish romance with Israel is coming to an end (OR Books: 2012);
- What Gandhi Says, About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage (OR BOOKS: 2012);
- “This Time We Went Too Far”: Truth and consequences of the Gaza invasion(OR Books, 2010; expanded paperback version, 2011);
- Beyond Chutzpah: On the misuse of anti-Semitism and the abuse of history (University of California Press, 2005; expanded paperback edition, 2008);
- The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering (Verso, 2000; expanded paperback edition, 2003);
- Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Verso, 1995; expanded paperback edition, 2003);
- A Nation on Trial: The Goldhagen thesis and historical truth (with Ruth Bettina Birn) (Henry Holt, 1998);
- The Rise and Fall of Palestine: A personal account of the intifada years (University of Minnesota, 1996).
Finkelstein has also published several pamphlets, most recently, Goldstone Recants: Richard Goldstone renews Israel’s license to kill
(OR Books, 2011).
He is currently (end 2012) working on a new book with Palestinian political analyst Mouin Rabbani, entitled How to Solve the Israel-Palestine Conflict