"A formidable challenge to the conventional wisdom on the Middle East."—Publishers Weekly
“Finkelstein’s most recent book is . . . an exercise in scholarly truthtelling. . . .The story Finkelstein tells in Beyond Chutzpah is hard to believe, but it needs to be told. My hat is off to him for having the courage to tell it.”—Michael C. Desch, Professor & Robert M. Gates Chair In Intelligence and National Security Decision-M The American Conservative
“Finkelstein is absolutely right to assert the absurdity of linking criticism of Israel’s horrendous treatment of Palestinians to anti-Semitism. And his documentation of human rights abuses in the Occupied Territories is invaluable.”—Tikkun
"A very solid, important, and highly informative book. Norman Finkelstein provides extensive details and analysis, with considerable historical depth and expert research, of a very wide range of issues concerning Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S."—Noam Chomsky, author of Hegemony or Survival
"The most comprehensive, systematic, and well-documented work of its kind. It is one of the harshest—rational and nonemotional—texts about the daily practices of the occupation and colonization of the Palestinian territories by Israel, and it is an excellent demonstration of how and why the blind defenders of Israel, by basing their arguments on false facts and figures, actually bring more damage than gains to their cause."—Baruch Kimmerling, George S. Wise Professor of Sociology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"A brave and daring challenge, meticulously researched. Must reading for anyone committed to a just and enduring peace in the Middle East."—Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!
is a brilliantly illuminating study of the lengths to which some American Jews will go to present Israel in a favorable light. On display are all the sterling qualities for which Finkelstein has become famous: erudition, originality, spark, meticulous attention to detail, intellectual integrity, courage, and formidable forensic skills.”—Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, Oxford University
“The scholarship is simply superb. Finkelstein has clearly done his homework, and consulted and mastered a breathtaking range of material: primary sources and documents, scholarly works, reports old and new, correspondence with relevant individuals, and numerous other sources too. He has left no stone unturned.”—Mouin Rabbani, Contributing Editor, Middle East Report