Israel’s Culture War

A prolific scholar who has dedicated his life to examining the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Norman Finkelstein discusses the massive protests taking place in Israel, describing them not as a battle for democracy but as a culture war not unlike the divide creating tensions in U.S. society. Finkelstein discusses the record of Israel’s high court, the proposed judicial reform of which has triggered  the protests, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich’s recent statement that there is no such thing as a Palestinian people, the role of the pro-Israel lobby and U.S. Jews’ shifting attitude towards Israel.


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