Norman Finkelstein er på et ukelangt besøk i Libanon og er gjest hos Hizbollah. Han besøkte grensebyene i sør, blant annet stedet hvor Hizbollah kidnappet israelske soldater og utløste fjorårets krig.

I den anledning kom han med noen minneverdige uttalelser:

«After the horror and after the shame and after the anger there still remain a hope, and I know that I can get in a lot of trouble for what I am about to say, but I think that the Hezbollah represents the hope. They are fighting to defend their homeland,» the Brooklyn-born Finkelstein told reporters. The U.S. government has labeled Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

Finkelstein is on a one-week visit to Lebanon where he is scheduled to hold lectures and visit Palestinian refugee camps.

U.S. academic Finkelstein meets top Hezbollah official in Lebanon

By The Associated Press