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Dersh Delivers the Bodkin to Finkelstein

Well, you don't go messing with Claus von Bulow's defense attorney and expect to come away unbattered. Alan Dershowitz settles the case on Norman Finkelstein:  Prof. Bartov characterized his work as an irrational Jewish "conspiracy theory." The conspirators include Steven … Read More

By / May 4, 2007

Well, you don't go messing with Claus von Bulow's defense attorney and expect to come away unbattered. Alan Dershowitz settles the case on Norman Finkelstein: 

Prof. Bartov characterized his work as an irrational Jewish "conspiracy theory." The conspirators include Steven Spielberg, NBC and Leon Uris. The film "Schindler's List," Mr. Finkelstein argues, was designed to divert attention from our Mideast policy. "Give me a better reason! . . . Who profits? Basically, there are two beneficiaries from the dogmas [of Schindler's List]: American Jews and American administration." NBC, he says, broadcast "Holocaust" to strengthen Israel's position: "In 1978, NBC produced the series Holocaust. Do you believe, it was a coincidence, 1978? Just at this time, when peace negotiations between Israel and Egypt took place in Camp David?" He argues that Leon Uris, the author of "Exodus," named his character "Ari" in order to promote Israel's "Nazi" ideology: "[B]ecause Ari is the diminutive for Aryan. It is the whole admiration for this blond haired, blue eyed type." (Ari is a traditional name dating back to the Bible.) He has blamed Sept. 11 on the U.S., claiming that we "deserve the problem on our hands because some things Bin Laden says are true.") He says that most alleged Holocaust survivors — including Elie Wiesel — have fabricated their past.

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