web analytics
July 31, 2015 / 15 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Give ‘Em Heck, Prof. Dershowitz!


Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz
Photo Credit: Gidon Markowicz/Flash90

In early February, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz addressed a full house at the Zellerbach Theater at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, to add his contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict debate brewing on campus. The event was presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Hillel of Greater Philadelphia and Penn Hillel.

Dershowitz was invited to speak in anticipation of the National Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference, which was planned for that weekend on The University of Pennsylvania’s campus. According to the conference’s website, BDS’ goal is to “boycott, divest from and sanction (BDS) the State of Israel until it complies with its obligations under international and human rights law.”

According to the Daily Pennsylvanian, Dershowitz made “the 80-percent case for Israel.” He advocated supporting Israel’s right to exist but expressed willingness to criticize Israeli policies with which he disagreed.

Dershowitz called the implication that Israel is a apartheid regime “absurd.” He challenged Israel’s critics to name another country that, faced with comparable threats, had a better human rights record. He said that Israel was the only liberal democracy and nation that recognizes women’s rights and the rights of the gay community in the Middle East. And at one point, he even said that University of Pennsylvania professors who support BDS werre “complacent with evil.”

They didn’t like that. This week, one Stephen Lendman went after Dershowitz with a vengeance: “Inviting him was disgraceful. He’s a shameless bigot, a longstanding Islamophobe, a perverter of fundamental U.S. and international law, an advocate of war, torture targeted assassinations and collective punishment, as well as a committed Zionist and apologist for Israel’s worst crimes.”

Lendman even cited Law Professor Francis Boyle, who wrote that Dershowitz is “a self-incriminated war criminal who publicly admitted that he serves on a Mossad Committee that authorizes the murder and assassination of Palestinians,” and is “also infamous around the world for being this country’s foremost advocate for torture.”

Then Lendman added this pearl: “Throughout its century-long history, ADL hyped unfounded anti-Semitism hysteria as a cover for backing Jewish supremacy and rights of Israelis over Arabs. They include militarized occupation and belligerently enforced apartheid.”

We apologize for the unfounded anti-Semitism hysteria of the past 100 years, and will now return quietly to our gas chambers.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

6 Responses to “Give ‘Em Heck, Prof. Dershowitz!”

  1. Yossi Pollak says:

    Penn State and University of Pennsylvania are not identical…

    Hi Yori!

  2. Tommy says:

    Isn’t it interesting how the opposition hurtles names but never respond to the issues directly? What is seems to tell me is there is no substance to their position, worse yet many times it is designed to point away from the lies.

  3. Chaim Becker says:

    Dear Proffesor Dershowitz,
    You are right again. I think the world at large has to learn that Israel is and always will be the only Democratic Society and the Mid-East

    Thanks Again for your constant suppot of Israel,
    Chaim Becker

  4. ben says:

    It’s a little dangerous to get too close to Dershowitz. For all his defending of Israel and exposing the “Palestinians” for the murderous liars that they are, he still wants a “two state solution.” Of course this can not be accomplished without uprooting hundreds of thousands of Israelis from the West Bank, and then handing over their homes and a silver platter to a bunch of murderers. For such a smart guy he sure is full of contradicitons.

  5. carla shapiro says:

    thank G-d for Prof. Dershowitz we need a million of him thank you for publishing this

  6. Sid Klein says:

    Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania, where this event took place, are not one and the same. Fact check, please.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Matt Lee of the Associated Press at the State Department press briefing.
ObameDeal Exposed: It’s not ‘Secret’ from Congress but not in Writing
Latest News Stories

There were no injuries, but the bus was badly damaged.

Matt Lee of the Associated Press at the State Department press briefing.

State Dept. claims Congress is “looped in,” but IAEA head refuse to testify at Senate hearings.

They are throwing rocks and blocks at the drivers as they drive by.

“Families should not be stuck paying hidden fees, or buying ‘premium’ seats, simply because they wish to be seated together on crowded flights.”

Arabs threw firebombs and stones at Jewish people, homes and cars all week long, yet the mainstream media missed most of the reports.

The IDF and police are combing Judea and Samaria to search and arrest the attackers.

“Yesha” and Binyamin Regional Council leaders said the attack “is not the path of Jews in Judea and Samaria.”

Saudi Arabia may buy $5.4 billion worth of PAC-3 missiles as part of an effort by the Obama to soothe Riyadh’s anger over the nuclear agreement with Iran. The State Dept. approved the Lockheed missile sale, which also would be another plum for the military-industrial complex. Lockheed stated, “Lockheed Martin is supporting the US government […]

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement after this mornings’ arson-murder, apparently by  price-tag terrorists, near Shechem (Nablus): I am shocked over this reprehensible and horrific act. This is an act of terrorism in every respect. The State of Israel takes a strong line against terrorism regardless of who the perpetrators are. I have ordered […]

Thousands of security forces have been deployed to the Temple Mount. Mother and brother of baby are in critical condition.

The initial investigation indicates that Price Tag vandals have now graduated to murder.

California Democratic Congressman will vote against Iran deal because it fails to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear threshold state.

Hamas said that the unity government’s reshuffle was “unconstitutional and outside consensus.”

Jewish community leaders argued these “stolpersteine” — German for stumbling blocks — were an inappropriate form of remembrance because people would step on them.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/give-em-heck-prof-dershowitz/2012/02/14/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: