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  • Norman Finkelstein's Obscenties (The Dersh On The World's Only Jewish Hitler Lover Alert)

    08/22/2006 2:51:23 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 796+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 08/22/06 | Alan Dershowitz
    The level of “academic” discourse on the Middle-East reached a new low—quite a feat considering some of the old lows—when the notorious Jewish anti-Semite and Holocaust-justice denier Norman Finkelstein wrote a screed suggesting that I be targeted “for assassination” because of my views on Israel. The obscene article was accompanied by an obscene cartoon drawn by “Latuff”, a frequent accomplice of Finkelstein. The cartoon portrayed me as masturbating in rapturous joy while viewing images of dead Lebanese civilians on a TV set labeled “Israel peep show,” with a Jewish Star of David prominently featured. The cartoon aptly represents the content...
  • Hezbollah's Final Solution (The Dersh On Hezbollah And Iran As Today's Nazis Alert)

    08/11/2006 4:00:20 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 19 replies · 696+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 08/11/06 | Alan Dershowitz
    The uniqueness of the Holocaust was not the Nazi's determination to kill the Jews of Germany and even of neighboring Poland. Other genocides, such as those by the Cambodians and the Turks, sought to rid particular areas of so called undesirables by killing them. The utter uniqueness of the Holocaust was the Nazi plan to "ingather" all the Jews of the world to the death camp and end the Jewish "race" forever. It almost succeeded. The Nazis ingathered tens of thousands of Jews (including babies, women, the elderly) from far flung corners of the world--from the Island of Rhodes from...
  • The Predictable Condemners (The Dersh On Israel's Critics Chutzpah On Israel's Self-Defense Alert)

    07/23/2006 8:30:00 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 789+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/23/06 | Alan Dershowitz
    The Hizbullah and Hamas provocations against Israel once again demonstrate how terrorists exploit human rights and the media in their attacks on democracies. By hiding behind their own civilians the Islamic radicals issue a challenge to democracies: Either violate your own morality by coming after us and inevitably killing some innocent civilians, or maintain your morality and leave us with a free hand to target your innocent civilians. This challenge presents democracies such as Israel with a lose-lose option, and the terrorists with a win-win option. There is one variable that could change this dynamic and present democracies with a...
  • Poisoning The Well (Anti-Semitism at Universities)

    04/11/2006 11:23:47 PM PDT · by anotherview · 4 replies · 321+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 11 April 2006 | Caitlyn Martin
    Tuesday, April 11, 2006 Poisoning The Well By now much has been made of the paper "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," recently produced for Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government by Stephen Walt, its academic dean, and Professor John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, which charges that such a lobby influences American foreign policy against American interests. If you read the paper, all 35,000 words of it, it isn't much different that what one might read on a neo-Nazi or anti-Semitic hate site. A few Jews in government have undue influence, Jews bias the media, and...
  • "Debunking the Newest and Oldest Jewish Conspiracy" (The Dersh's Reply To Walt-Mearsheimer Alert)

    04/10/2006 3:09:27 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 616+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 2006 | Alan Dershorwitz
    And so I repeat my challenges to Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer. I challenge them to tell us which arguments are new and have not previously been made on hate sites and in anti-Israel screeds. What new evidence has been gathered? Why are there so many factual errors, all cutting against Israel? Why didn’t they present important counterfacts or address any counterarguments? Walt and Mearsheimer repeatedly claim that they have written their paper, at least in part, in order to stimulate dialogue concerning the influence of the Lobby. They claim that it is the pro-Israel side that seeks to suppress...
  • New book examines legal questions of preemptive war(Alan Dershowitz Barf Alert!)

    03/05/2006 11:44:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 216+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/5/06 | Jason Szep
    BOSTON (Reuters) - If U.S. officials overhear talk of a planned murder or rape while eavesdropping on a telephone call under President George W. Bush's domestic spying program, what can they do -- within the law -- to stop it? "We don't know," said Harvard law professor and celebrated defense lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz. "Plainly we would not want them to ignore it" but no laws have been written to govern how the information can be used in court, he said. "We wouldn't even know where to look to find the law because there is no law," Dershowitz, one of...
  • All praise Prof. Alan Dershowitz

    02/22/2006 5:25:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 75 replies · 1,712+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2-22-06 | Tony Blankley
    Next week a vastly important book will be published: "Preemption, A Knife That Cuts Both Ways" by Alan Dershowitz. Yes, that Alan Dershowitz: the very liberal civil libertarian, anti-capital punishment Harvard Law School professor. And but for my lack of his legal scholarship, there is nary a sentence in the book that I — a very conservative editor of the Washington Times, and former press secretary to Newt Gingrich — couldn't have written. The premise of his book is that in this age of terror, there is a potential need for such devices as profiling, preventive detention, anticipatory mass inoculation,...
  • Spielberg's fictions

    01/22/2006 4:41:27 PM PST · by Alouette · 47 replies · 2,541+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2006 | Alan Dershowitz
    Steven Spielberg said that he made Munich to promote a dialogue about the nature of terrorism and the efficacy of counterterrorism. His screenwriter, Tony Kushner, said that he did not feel compelled to portray Israel's retaliation against the Munich killers accurately because "an audience has the resources to check" what is real and what is fiction. Well, here's a reality check. • Did Israel's anti-terrorism efforts following Munich create a "cycle of violence"? The film portrays a squad of Mossad agents, led by a fictional character named Avner Kauffman, tracking down and killing the Black September terrorists who perpetrated the...
  • The Vatican's Terrorism Omission (Vatican Wrong To Exclude Israel From Terrorism Condemnation Alert)

    08/01/2005 6:26:22 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 348+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 08/01/05 | Alan Dershowitz
    Let us now try to understand the Vatican’s bizarre policy on terrorism. Recently Pope Benedict XVI condemned terrorist attacks against civilians in Great Britain, Egypt, Iraq, and Turkey. In a pregnant omission – very pregnant in light of the Vatican’s long history of silence in the face of attacks against Jews – the Pope omitted any mention of the country that has suffered the largest number of terrorist attacks against civilians since 9/11, namely, Israel. When the Israeli government understandably protested the omission, the Vatican’s position became even more troubling. It singled out Israel for criticism, saying that that beleaguered...
  • Chutzpah And Free Speech (Only Intellectuals Could Write Something This Stupid Alert)

    07/11/2005 7:42:35 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 14 replies · 646+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/11/05 | Jon Weiner
    But for Dershowitz to try to stop publication of the book is simply unacceptable. The appropriate response to speech that is wrong is not to silence it, but to argue against it — because nobody has a monopoly on the truth. Dershowitz, of course, knows all this. He has said he doesn't want to suppress Finkelstein's freedom of speech, but that he wants to ensure that "maliciously false statements about me … are not published." In fact, he says he supports publication of Finkelstein's book — by some publisher other than UC Press, which, he told me, should not "give...
  • Academic fight heads to print, Authorship challenge dropped from text (Dershowitz vs. Finkelstein)

    07/09/2005 7:46:40 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 10 replies · 457+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | July 9, 2005 | Marcella Bombardieri
    In the latest chapter of a fierce academic feud, Alan M. Dershowitz, the celebrity Harvard Law School professor, tried to pressure the University of California Press not to publish a book critical of Israel that also attacked his scholarship. The press is publishing the book despite Dershowitz's efforts, but with significant changes. The book will no longer include author Norman G. Finkelstein's claim that Dershowitz did not write, ''The Case for Israel," nor will it use the word ''plagiarize" in its argument that the Harvard law professor inappropriately borrowed from another work, according to the director of the press. An...
  • Why is the University of California Press Publishing Bigotry?

    07/05/2005 3:46:24 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 777+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 05 July 2005 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Why would the University of California Press (UCP) be publishing a sequel to a book that several distinguished historians have compared to the notorious czarist forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion? It is by an author whose previous works were eliminated from the curriculum by the Toronto School Board because they were “anti-Semitic.” This author has also been characterized as a “writer celebrated by neo-Nazi groups for his Holocaust revisionism…,” and as a purveyor of “crackpot ideas, some of them mirrored almost verbatim in the propaganda put out by neo-Nazis….” Imagine if a university press were publishing an...
  • Returning settlers should be treated as heroes– Dershowitz

    06/07/2005 9:07:11 PM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 233+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-7-05 | DAN IZENBERG
    government is not violating the human rights of the Jewish settlers in the Gaza Strip and Samaria by forcing them to return to Israel, but it ought to treat them like heroes, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told The Jerusalem Post. Dershowitz is here to receive an honorary doctorate from Bar-Ilan University, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. "I think Israel has an obligation to treat the settlers as heroes, not pariahs," he said. "The settlers went pursuant of Israeli policy, both Labor and Likud. They ought to be justly compensated. I would say more than justly compensated....
  • The Hazards of Making The Case for Israel (Dershowitz on Noam Chomsky, DePaul's Norman Finkelstein)

    05/26/2005 12:24:33 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 42 replies · 1,343+ views
    Jbooks.com ^ | May 25, 2005 | ALAN DERSHOWITZ
    Publication of The Case for Israel has made me the target of vicious personal attacks. A systematic effort to discredit the book, and me, has been undertaken by a well-organized group of Israel bashers led by Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein, and Alexander Cockburn. As soon as the book reached the bestseller lists and began to get good reviews around the country, this triumvirate went to work. They had a model for their attack going back 20 years. The mode of attack is consistent. Chomsky selects the target and directs Finkelstein to probe the writings in minute detail and conclude that...
  • Alan M. Dershowitz: Britain's Professors Against Peace

    04/27/2005 6:46:37 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 9 replies · 447+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 27, 2005 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    The British Association of University Teachers has now created a blacklist against Jewish Israeli academics — really a blue-and-white list — reminiscent of the worst abuses of McCarthyism. And just as McCarthyism was a barrier to peace between the US and the Soviet Union — by contributing to a dangerous atmosphere in which each side vilified and threatened the other — so too does the British lecturers' boycott endanger the progress now being made toward peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. It is not surprising therefore that even the Palestinian Al-Quds University in Jerusalem headed by Sari Nusseibeh released a...
  • DeNial At DePaul: The Thomas Klocek Affair

    04/15/2005 8:01:25 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 4 replies · 1,636+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | 4/13/2005 | Steven Plaut
    Catholic universities in the United States have in recent years shown a weakness for cultivating far-leftist anti-Semites and haters of America. Perhaps the best known has been Notre Dame, home of the extremist Kroc Institute, which attempted to sponsor Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss Arab with ties to Al Qaeda, for a three-year professorship. But in many ways, DePaul University is even worse. DePaul is a large, if not particularly academically renowned, Catholic college in Chicago, nominally associated with “Congregation of the Mission,” more popularly known as the Vincentians. Until recently, the main cause of controversy surrounding DePaul was its insistence...
  • Crisis at Columbia

    02/13/2005 8:53:22 AM PST · by rang1995 · 5 replies · 521+ views
    NY sun ^ | 2/11/05 | JACOB GERSHMAN
    Crisis at Columbia BY JACOB GERSHMAN - Staff Reporter of the Sun February 11, 2005 The chairman of Columbia University's board of trustees, David Stern, said he has confidence in President Lee Bollinger's ability to steer the university past a damaging public relations crisis involving Jewish students and anti-Israel professors that shows little sign of abating. Mr. Stern, the National Basketball Association commissioner, told The New York Sun Crisis at Columbia BY JACOB GERSHMAN - Staff Reporter of the Sun February 11, 2005 The chairman of Columbia University's board of trustees, David Stern, said he has confidence in President Lee...
  • Dershowitz Says Faculty Members Work To Encourage Islamic Terrorism

    02/08/2005 5:58:16 AM PST · by yoe · 37 replies · 1,641+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | Feb. 8, 2005 | JACOB GERSHMAN - Staff Reporter of the Sun
    It's not often that a professor tells a packed crowd at Columbia University that Edward Said was a political extremist and that faculty members in the school's Middle East studies department encourage Islamic terrorism. The professor who made those statements yesterday isn't from Columbia but from Harvard. Law professor Alan Dershowitz showed up at the intellectual home of Said, a literature professor who was a fierce critic of Israel, to rebuke Columbia's faculty and administration for tolerating an atmosphere on campus that he said promotes the hatred of Israel. [snip]"This is the most unbalanced university that I have come across...
  • Israel Follows Its Own Law, Not Bigoted Hague Court Decision (Alan Dershowitz Nails It!)

    07/10/2004 4:43:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 39 replies · 1,365+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/11/04 | Alan Dershowitz
    Israel follows its own law, not bigoted Hague decision By ALAN DERSHOWITZ The Israeli government has both a legal and a moral obligation to comply with the Israeli Supreme Court's decision regarding the security fence. After all, the Supreme Court is a creation of the Knesset and is therefore representative of all of the people – Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike. Moreover, the Supreme Court has a real stake in both sides of the fence dispute. Its job is to balance the security needs of its citizens against the humanitarian concerns of West Bank Palestinians. It tried to strike that...
  • In Love With Death (Dershowitz Explicitly Nails Islamofascism As "A Culture of Death")

    06/03/2004 7:45:11 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 57 replies · 795+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6/4/04 | Alan Dershowitz
    Suicide bombing is advocated by privileged elitesAs suicide bombings increase in Iraq, in Saudi Arabia and in Israel, more and more people have come to believe that this tactic is a result of desperation. They see a direct link between oppression, occupation, poverty and humiliation on the one hand, and a willingness to blow oneself up for the cause on the other. It follows from this that the remedy for suicide bombing is to address its root cause - namely, our oppression of the terrorists. But the underlying premise is false: there is no such link. Suicide bombing is...
  • Rules of War Enable Terror

    05/31/2004 3:14:38 PM PDT · by Gracey · 23 replies · 277+ views
    BaltimoreSun.com ^ | May 28, 2004 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Rules of War Enable Terror By Alan M. Dershowitz May 28, 2004 THE GENEVA Conventions are so outdated and are written so broadly that they have become a sword used by terrorists to kill civilians, rather than a shield to protect civilians from terrorists. These international laws have become part of the problem, rather than part of the solution. Following World War II, in which millions of civilians were killed by armed forces, the international community strengthened the laws designed to distinguish between legitimate military targets and off-limit noncombatants. The line in those days was clear: The military wore uniforms,...
  • Why America's top liberal lawyer wants to legalise torture

    05/23/2004 11:22:32 AM PDT · by nmh · 23 replies · 318+ views
    The Scottsman ^ | May 22, 2004 | James Silver
    Why America's top liberal lawyer wants to legalise torture JAMES SILVER http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=404&id=582662004 THE grisly revelations of torture and human rights abuses by American forces in Iraq have come as no surprise to Alan Dershowitz, the most famous civil liberties and criminal defence attorney in the United States. A year ago, he said American personnel were torturing suspected terrorists in Guantánamo Bay, Bagram air base in Afghanistan and the US itself. Now, he says: "Of course it would be best if we didn’t use torture at all, but if the United States is going to continue to torture people, we need...
  • Stop terrorists' vehicle of choice

    03/01/2004 10:37:34 AM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 187+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 01 2004 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    How should democracies like the U.S. and Israel respond to terrorist attacks that use ambulances loaded with explosives? Terrorists deliberately employ these protected vehicles for two reasons: to fool those whose job it is to prevent acts of terrorism and - the more long-range reason - to provoke the democracies into violating human rights laws by stopping real ambulances and people in medical need. This pattern appears to be spreading. In October, an ambulance was used to blow up a Red Cross headquarters in Iraq. In January, an ambulance blew up a Baghdad hotel. Also in January, a woman feigning...
  • Paul Craig Roberts Examines "Fake Crimes"

    02/04/2004 5:35:10 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 15 replies · 209+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 02-05-04 | Roberts, Paul Craig
    Fake Crimes Paul Craig Roberts Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 Studies show Americans are close to being the worst educated and least aware population among First World countries. Americans easily stumble into war and give up their rights because of exaggerated fears of terrorists and criminals. Americans have been losing accountable government, liberty and justice for a long time. At some point, these values become irretrievable. Consider justice. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world and imprisons 6 to 10 times as many people as any other industrialized country. Between 1990 and 2000, the U.S. population...
  • Florida State Attorney Persecuting Rush Limbaugh is Democrat--Liberal Media Not Telling.

    12/05/2003 1:42:39 AM PST · by j.cam · 155 replies · 465+ views
    JosephCamhi
    Funny how the partisan Democratic, liberal journalists in the AP and the rest of the liberal media are not pointing out that the man who is going after Rush Limbaugh, Barry Krischer, the Florida State Attorney of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (which includes Palm Beach County), is a Democrat. The liberal media are letting people assume that because the Florida Attorney General, Charlie Crist, is a Republican, and because Governor Jeb Bush is a Republican, the Florida State Attorney for Palm Beach, who is going after Limbaugh, is also a Republican. We saw the liberal media do the same thing...
  • The Case Against Jordan: The Middle East's double standard in action.

    10/09/2003 3:29:01 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 78+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, October 9, 2003 | By Alan M. Dershowitz
    The Case Against JordanBy Alan M. DershowitzJerusalem Post | October 9, 2003 Jordan is the West's favorite Arab nation. And for good reason, since it is the best of a generally bad lot. Most westerners admired King Hussein, adore his best-selling widow Queen Noor, and respect his son, King Abdullah. U.S. President George W. Bush recently, and appropriately, praised King Abdullah for his devotion to peace in the region. No one has to write "The Case for Jordan," as I have had to write The Case for Israel. But any fair comparison between the Middle East's most reviled and condemned...
  • Another Middle East conflict

    10/05/2003 8:34:21 AM PDT · by Valin · 3 replies · 213+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 10/2/03 | Alex Beam
    It might be best not to invite DePauw University professor Norman Finkelstein and Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School to the same dinner party anytime soon. Finkelstein, the author of several controversial books on the Middle East and the Holocaust, has baldly accused the law professor of plagiarizing in portions of Dershowitz's recently published "The Case for Israel." The always diverting and generally unreliable Nation magazine writer Alexander Cockburn has joined the fray in a just-published diatribe, "Alan Dershowitz, Plagiarist: Will Lawrence Summers Take Action?" You can read their indictment of Dershowitz on Finkelstein's website, www.normanfinkelstein.com. Before letting the fur...
  • Should Arafat finally be assassinated?

    09/18/2003 7:04:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies · 126+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 9-17-03 | Alan Dershowitz
    It now seems clear that Israel will persist in its policy of targeting for assassination terrorist leaders it cannot arrest or otherwise disable or disarm. Two fundamental questions are raised by this practice. The first is: Is this tactic legal under international law? The second is: Even if legal, is it wise as a matter of policy? As to the first question, there can be absolutely no doubt of the legality of Israel's policy of targeting Hamas leaders for assassination. Hamas has declared war against Israel. All of its leaders are combatants, whether they wear military uniforms, suits or religious...
  • A constructive criticism of Israel

    09/16/2003 10:02:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 233+ views
    National Post ^ | September 16 2003 | Alan Dershowitz
    A remarkable report recently issued by an Israeli commission -- appointed by Israel's Supreme Court to investigate police handling of riots which resulted in the deaths of 13 Israeli-Arabs three years ago -- provides a model for appropriate criticism of Israel. The "Or Commission," named after the Supreme Court justice who chaired it, issued a scathing rebuke, not only of the Israeli police and political leaders, but also of the systematic discrimination against Israeli-Arabs that precipitated the riots and contributed to the police over-reaction to the violence. The report pulled no punches in criticizing leading Israeli politicians, including then-prime minister...
  • Terror Stings Its Pal, the U.N.

    08/29/2003 12:08:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 163+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Friday, August 29, 2003 | By Alan M. Dershowitz
    Several days ago I received a phone call from a Brazilian journalist who asked me to respond to the charge being made in her home country that Israel was at least indirectly to blame for the deadly truck bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad that killed, among others, a prominent Brazilian diplomat, Sergio Vieira de Mello. I was not surprised at the question, considering its source. Among many South Americans, as among many Eastern Europeans, the knee-jerk response to nearly every evil is "blame it on the Jews." For example, Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Meridiaga, the archbishop of...
  • The UN has fed a monster that now threatens it and everyone else

    08/28/2003 5:07:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 122+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8-28-03 | Alan Dershowitz
    For more than a quarter of a century, the U.N. has actively encouraged terrorism by rewarding its primary practitioners, legitimating it as a tactic, condemning its victims when they try to defend themselves and describing the murderers of innocent children as "freedom fighters." http://www.jewishworldreview.com | Several days ago I received a phone call from a Brazilian journalist who asked me to respond to the charge being made in her home country that Israel was at least indirectly to blame for the deadly truck bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad that killed, among others, a prominent Brazilian diplomat, Sergio...
  • That old fashioned Jew hatred (Two Catholic Cardinals make fools of themselves)

    08/27/2003 6:32:54 PM PDT · by sinkspur · 58 replies · 466+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/25/2003 | Alan Dershowitz
    When does anti-Zionism cross the line into anti-Semitism? That is a question roiling college and university campuses across the world. Harvard's President Lawrence Summers helped to stimulate constructive debate about this issue when he urged students and professors to challenge "vigorously" Israeli policies with which they disagree, but he condemned as "anti-Semitic in their effect if not their intent" calls to single out only Israel for such extreme sanctions as divestment and boycott. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman joined this debate by writing that "Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic, and saying so is vile. But singling out Israel for...