The American Jewish scholar behind Labour's 'antisemitism' scandal breaks his silence
Norman G. Finkelstein talks Naz Shah MP, Ken Livingstone, and the Labour 'antisemitism' controversy.

Stern-Weiner, Jamie
http://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/jamie-stern-weiner-norman-finkelstein/american-jewish-scholar-behind-labour-s-antisemitism-scanda

Publisher:  openDemocracy UK
Date Written:  03/05/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21339

An interview with author Norman Fikelstein on the Labour 'antisemitism' scandal.

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I'm not adept enough with computers to compose any image. But I did post the map on my website in 2014. An email correspondent must have sent it. It was, and still is, funny. Were it not for the current political context, nobody would have noticed Shah's reposting of it either. Otherwise, you'd have to be humourless. These sorts of jokes are a commonplace in the U.S. So, we have this joke: Why doesn't Israel become the 51st state? Answer: Because then, it would only have two senators. As crazy as the discourse on Israel is in America, at least we still have a sense of humour. It's inconceivable that any politician in the U.S. would be crucified for posting such a map.