After the attempt the previous week to cancel Josh Ruebner’s speaking engagement(author of SHATTERED HOPES) by concerned Syracuse University faculty, I expected similar push back for Finkelstein’s scheduled presentation on April 23, 2015, about the Gaza assault of last summer. The evening before Ruebner was to speak, the Dean of the Maxwell School received a letter signed by several professors, indignant that Ruebner was given venue and honorarium to present his racist diatribe. The audience was expected to include visiting middle-eastern scholars, activists, and journalists, SU students, and the public, who would be unfairly swayed by hearing a one-sided, hate-filled dissertation on events in Israel. The professors’ attempt to silence were unsuccessful and Josh gave an insightful presentation. Only a couple of the dissenters attended, and one made a try at a challenge which fell flat and was easily parlayed by the speaker.