Finkelstein: 'You're just spouting Israeli propaganda'
Norman Finkelstein interviewed on Danish public service TV by Jewish and pro-Zionist host Adam Holm.
Adam Holm was reprimanded by his superiors from Danmarks Radio recently for having published a news paper article expressing his strong support for Israel. The Danish Broadcasting Company prefers to keep the illusion of impartiality.
On this occasion a stoic Finkelstein manages to get Adam Holm off balance as Holm more and more desperately tries to counter Finkelstein's simple message: Uphold international law in connection with Israel as with any other state. Adam Holms clearly emotional approach speaks louder than a thousand words.
Excerpt from Interview:
Norman Finkelstein: Hamas is not obliged under international law to accept the legitimacy of the state of Israel.
If you go back for example 1947 Gandhi said he'll accept the reality of Pakistan, but he would never accept the legitimacy of the state of Pakistan.
Hams is not expected to be held to a higher level of diplomacy than Gandhi..
Gandhi said: 'Pakistan is a reality which I'm forced to accept, but I don't accept it as legitimate.. And that's the same position of Hamas. They said we'll solve the conflict on the June '67 border.
Adam Holm: 'This is what makes Jerusalem unwary of Hamas because they keep saying how can we have a neighbor which doesn't recognize our legitimacy.
Norman Finkelstein: But you see the problem is; listen to yourself,.. your own language..
You're just spouting Israeli propaganda..
Why are you saying 'Jerusalem'?
East Jerusalem is occupied Palestinian territory under international law, that was the ruling of the International Court of Justice since July 2004, and if you look at the Goldstone Report that just came out a month ago, they refer to East-Jerusalem as occupied Palestinian territory. But now you've given over Jerusalem to the Israelis..
You're just repeating Israeli propaganda; they have no title under international law to east Jerusalem
Adam Holm: But speaking about my Israeli propaganda, which I'll refute, but anyway..
Listen to the whole interview. The introductory part (in Danish) of the program is not in this clip. The clip starts with a very short statement in Danish before the interview with Norman Finkelstein begins.