Connections Episode 48
The International Court of Justice and Palestine
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Norman Finkelstein
On Wednesday, 14 December Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Norman Finkelstein about the International Court of Justice and Palestine. This episode of Connections focuses on the Palestinian initiative to obtain an ICJ advisory opinion confirming the illegality of Israeli rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and its multiple legal and political dimensions.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Norman Finkelstein received his doctorate from the Princeton University Politics Department and taught for many years. His many books, including The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering, and Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom, have been translated into more than 60 foreign editions. In 2020, he was ranked the fifth most influential political scientist in the world for the years 2000-2020.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.