What Finkelstein said.


By Real Real Zionist
February 22, 2012
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What Finkelstein actually said ......or hysterics from the lunatic fringe of the ZF and accuracy make poor bed fellows.

First of all he said NOTHING that contradicted anything he has said in the past. He has always been an unequivocal " two stater ". He said additional things but not contradictory things.

He starts by saying that his objective was simple. He wants to see the enforcement of the law. And there is almost universal agreement on what the law says. It is simple and uncomplicated.

The settlements are illegal.

East Jerusalem is occupied Palestinian territory.

The West Bank and Gaza are occupied Palestinian territory

But the law also says that Israel is a state, as uniquivocally a legal entity as any other state, and that it's legal borders are the pre June 1967 borders.

He then goes on to talk about strategies and tactics for getting the law enforced. He says that the goals of the so called PA are correct in that they are on all fours with the international consensus. However their adopted means are hopeless, they will never work. The Palestinians greatest asset is the people. If the 4 million Palestinian people were mobilised " Israel wouldn't have a prayer ". But they never will because they are corrupt, wretched collaborators who know that it would not only be the occupation that would be swept away but them also. They prefer to talk behind closed doors with the Israelis who will give them NOTHING.

He then goes on to talk about PSC/BDS and says their adopted means are essentially CORRECT, but the problem lay with their goals.In particuar with their refusal to state their objectives HONESTLY. That their " three principles " could only have one result ie NO ISRAEL.

That they cannot be honest about this because for a sizeable section of the membership this IS the objective and to honestly state this objective would split the movement. That the wider public are ready or would be ready to support the enforcement of the law, ALL of the law, once it has been made clear to them that this is the objective.

He says that any appeal to the law must include recognition of Israel because THAT is the law too. For these reasons of dishonesty and evasiveness and alleged " agnosticism on Israel " and selectivity when it comes to the law BDS etc are destined to remain a cult rather than a movement taking in the wider public that would result in the law being enforced. And he is sick of cults and doesnt intend to waste any more of his life in them.

Rather he wants to engage with the wider public on terms they understand and are ready to support. That is the enforcement of ALL of the law.

Watch out for tomorrows exciting instalment. " What Finkelstein DIDN'T say ".

Finkelstein headline du jour...... " American Jewish leaders affirm that while the universe belongs to the Jewish people they are willing to make painful concessions over Pluto ".

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Harvey

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 12:15

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Which is all the more strange given the frantic attempts by bds to remove every last video of the interview from the Internet . I wonder why .
Also poor old Frank Borat , when offered the choice of revolver or having to listen to one of Greensteins speeches, chose the revolver .


Real Real Zionist

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 12:47

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Not to mention the frantic efforts by the two or three paranoid lunatic fringers that call themselves cifwatch to produce an abridged version. But don't worry Harvey I have the whole thing on my hard drive. Do I look after you or what ?

Are you engaging with me ?


Advis3r

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 14:53

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Pathetic attempt at damage control by Phoney.


Harvey

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 16:56

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Abridged version ha ha
Huff post on vimto
Full 30 min version
Look and weep
Never engaging
Just laughing


Mary in Brighton

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 17:19

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I have to say though Harvey that is a very engaging laugh you have there.


Real Real Zionist

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 17:48

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No shortage of laughs in the lunatic fringe of the ZF sand pit.

But anyway...

"Here is a transcript of the shortened clip".
CIF Watch

Harvey, why don't you simply post the vimeo link so that the people that are interested can judge for themselves whether or not what I wrote above was a fair and honest synopsis of what Finkelstein said? Or would you prefer that I did it? Then there will be nothing left to argue about. Will there? You can then carry on laughing and I can resume thinking seriously about the issues.


Advis3r

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 12:11

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Phoney agitated - good news! "I can resume thinking seriously about the issues." You know like trying to find other pathetic ways of dodging penetrating questions by Happy Goldfish by pretending you don't understand the question or it wasn't a good question. Admit it you are a clown and now Purim will soon be here you will be in your element.


Mary in Brighton

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 12:18

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Someone around here is agitated?


Advis3r

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 12:49

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Blogging twice on the same subject - obvious agitation coupled with inventive commentary - what the odious Finklestein said or didn't say - who actually cares? Only Phoney it seems. I suppose when someone you worship goes off the rails you desperately search for some kind of salvation - why he chooses to indulge in public self flagellation though beats me - but it's highly illuminating.

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