He is an American Jewish political scientist, activist, professor, and author. His primary fields of research are the Israel–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. He is the autor of The Holoacust Industry among many other non-fiction books.
American Presidents have long been criticised for being too in thrall to the Jewish lobby. That American Jews influence US foreign policy and that explains America's unwavering support for Israel.
So what happens if American Jews fall out of love with Israel? That's what the Jewish American academic Norman Finkelstein claims is happening. He says they are now so unhappy with what Israel is doing that they want to distance themselves from the country. But then he is nothing if not controversial. He, after all, is famous for accusing Jews of exploiting the Holocaust.