US Jewish prof. refused tenure due to Shoah views

Chicago's DePaul University rejected a Jewish political science professor's tenure request because of the professor's opinions on the Holocaust, Israel Radio reported overnight Sunday. Prof. Norman Finkelstein has said that Israel uses the Holocaust as an excuse for the fight against anti-Semitism and has managed to trick Germany into paying exorbitant sums of money in compensation. He also called Holocaust survivor and scholar Eli Wiesel a "clown prince." Prof. Alan Dershowitz of Harvard has embarked on campaign against Finkelstein. The Catholic college's president said Finkelstein's views offended many groups, and they had therefore decided not to accept him as one of their tenured lecturers.