Finkelstein is a brilliant scholar whose moral conscience is unacceptable to the Israel Lobby, which has prevented his academic employment. No university has the courage to hire an outstanding scholar who is disapproved by the Israel Lobby, not even the Catholic university whose cowardly or corrupt president overturned the faculty’s award of tenure to Finkelstein at the insistence of the Israel Lobby.
What has happened to Palestine and Palestinians is genocide. The US and European governments have long enabled this genocide, and the populations of the US and Europe lack the moral character to protest their “democratic” governments participation in genocide. The Western peoples are mute while a people are exterminated before their eyes. Yet, the people in the West have the highest opinion of themselves.