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Norman Finkelstein

Born: Dec 8, 1953

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Norman Finkelstein

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1953
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Norman Gary Finkelstein is an American political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by the experiences of his parents who were Jewish Holocaust survivors. He is a graduate of Binghamton University and received his Ph.D in Political Science from Princeton University. He has held faculty positions at Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, Hunter College, New York University, and DePaul University where he was an assistant professor from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, after a highly publicized feud between Finkelstein and an academic opponent, Alan Dershowitz, Finkelstein's tenure bid at DePaul was denied. Finkelstein was placed on administrative leave for the 2007–2008 academic year, and on September 5, 2007, he announced his resignation after coming to a settlement with the university on generally undisclosed terms. An official statement from DePaul strongly defended the decision to deny Finkelstein tenure, stated that outside influence played no role in the decision. In 2008, he was banned from entering Israel for 10 years.


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Author
  • Activist
  • Political Scientist

Also known as

  • Professor Norman Finkelstein
  • Norman Gary Finkelstein


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  • Zacharias Finkelstein
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