Dissident Jewish historian Norman Finkelstein, denied tenure at De Paul University and now departed from the institution, praises those who are able to set aside Zionist tribalism:
Well, one of the unusual outcomes of this whole struggle was the alignment of forces. [Holocaust expert] Professor Hilberg is a – was a conservative Republican, and yet he gave me unstinting support, whereas the progressive magazine, where you might expect I would get support, they characterized me as a Holocaust minimizer. The Nation magazine said that Alan Dershowitz and I deserved each other. So it really wasn’t predictable how the people would align…I’m the son of survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. It was the support of people like Hilberg, it was the support of Democracy Now!, and it was also – and I am eternally in their debt — it was the support of my students at DePaul University who worked tirelessly over a period of some five months to try to assure me some justice in this case.