Yesterday before more than 400 people jammed into a hall at the New School in New York, Adam Shatz, Norman Finkelstein, and Anna Baltzer had a fascinating discussion of the American Jewish relationship with Israel. “Romance,” as Shatz put it. Above is part 1, featuring Shatz’s opening and Norman Finkelstein’s presentation. I will get Baltzer’s speech up later today. I was not able to record the often energetic back and forth between Finkelstein and Baltzer over boycott of Israel (she is for it; he says it goes against international law) but I believe the New School recorded the event, and I will post it when I get it. And I will give my report on the event within a day or two.
Update: Here is Anna Baltzer’s speech. I lost the first minute or so due to equipment malfunction…. Oh and I forgot to say, Noam Chomsky had to scratch the event because of laryngitis. He was missed