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  • [Harvard law professor] Dershowitz Says D’Souza Case ‘Smacks of Selective Prosecution’

    03/11/2014 9:59:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | January 31, 2014 | Jacob Gershman
    Mr. Dershowitz thinks the federal campaign fraud charges against the conservative filmmaker and author are an example of “selective prosecution.” Weighing in on the case Friday in an interview with Law Blog, Mr. Dershowitz was withering in his opinion of the Manhattan U.S. attorney office’s prosecution of Mr. D’Souza, who pleaded not guilty last week to making illegal campaign contributions to a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in 2012. “The idea of charging him with a felony for this doesn’t sound like a proper exercise of prosecutorial discretion,” Mr. Dershowitz said. “I can’t help but think that [D'Souza's] politics have something...
  • Dershowitz, Law Enforcement Experts Slam D'Souza Targeting

    02/04/2014 8:27:58 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 29 Jan 2014 | Jennifer G. Hickey and John Gizzi
    Even if allegations made against conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza in a federal indictment on campaign finance violations prove to be true, legal experts and former federal regulatory authorities tell Newsmax that the government's handling of the case has been unusual.
  • Dershowitz: Iran Deal 'Cataclysmic Error of Gigantic Proportions'

    11/25/2013 6:29:55 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday that the Obama administration was naive and had possibly made a "cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions" in its deal to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for an opening up of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. "I think it could turn out to be a cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions," Dershowitz said of the deal, which he described as "naive." "It could also turn out to be successful, to be the beginning of a negotiated resolution," Dershowitz told Newsmax on Sunday. "But I think the likelihood of it being the former is considerably...
  • Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey may face a reckoning

    07/17/2013 10:43:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Angela Corey, the special prosecutor who struck out going after George Zimmerman, has not taken defeat well. At Red State, streiff catalogues her outrageous behavior in an article that should be read in its entirety: I think everyone can now agree on one thing, Angela Corey was possibly the worst possible choice for a high profile prosecution. She has a sense of entitlement that is so typical of small people promoted to jobs that are well above their level of competency but who lack the self-awareness to recognize what everyone else knows. (You need look no further than her bizarre...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Has Defamation Case Against Florida Prosecutor

    07/16/2013 6:04:02 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 70 replies
    http://www/newsmax.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Outrage is growing over the jaw-dropping statement by Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey that George Zimmerman, acquitted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, is still a "murderer." Renowned civil-rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that Zimmerman has reason to launch a defamation of character case against Corey.
  • Liberal Law Prof [Dershowitz]: Zimmerman Case 'Should Never Have Been Brought in the First Place'

    07/15/2013 8:23:40 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/15/13 | Susan Jones
    "You know, this is a case that should never have been brought in the first place, certainly not as a second degree murder prosecution," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told CNN's "State of the Union With Candy Crowley" on Sunday. Dershowitz said George Zimmerman was put on trial because "there was political pressure on the governor, and he appointed somebody (special prosecutor Angela Corey) who had the worst reputation in Florida for overcharging. And she did exactly what she was supposed to do; she overcharged. She charged second-degree murder in a case where there was reasonable doubt written all over...
  • Zimmerman Prosecutors Should be Disbarred

    07/13/2013 7:40:06 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 61 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/12/2013 | Alan Dershowitz
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz says the prosecutors in the George Zimmerman murder trial should be charged with "prosecutorial misconduct" for suggesting the defendant planned the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. "That is something no prosecutor should be allowed to get away with … to make up a story from whole cloth," Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "These prosecutors should be disbarred. They have acted absolutely irresponsibly in an utterly un-American fashion."
  • Alan Dershowitz: I Would Find Zimmerman 'Not Guilty'

    07/10/2013 5:43:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Jul 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    The verdict is in from Alan Dershowitz: if the renowned Harvard Law professor were on the jury hearing the George Zimmerman murder trial, he would find the defendant not guilty. "I would say there's reasonable doubt. I would say nobody knows who started the initial fight," Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "Remember, it's monumentally irrelevant who's morally guilty here." Zimmerman, who identifies himself as Hispanic, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, a 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer for his community, says he shot Martin, 17,...
  • Issa's panel vote clears path for Lerner's return (Dershowitz statments on Lerner at odds w/ Dems?

    06/28/2013 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/28/2013 | Rachael Bade
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 22-17 on Friday that embattled IRS official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights during a hearing last month on the agency's tea party targeting scandal. The party-line vote paves the way for the committee to bring Lerner back to Congress and force her to answer questions from lawmakers...
  • Dershowitz: Ted Cruz one of Harvard Law’s smartest students

    05/09/2013 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 283 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz ranks Sen. Ted Cruz among the school’s smartest students, adding that the Canada-born Texan can run for president in 2016. Cruz was a “terrific student,” Dershowitz told The Daily Caller. “He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.” “He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses,” Dershowitz added. Dershowitz also gave a high estimate of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who has decidedly different political...
  • Prof. Dershowitz Hedges Allon Plan Support after Langfan Op-Ed

    04/30/2013 6:00:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/13
    Prof. Alan Dershowitz, appearing at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York this week, spoke about his plan to restart the peace talks. Dershowitz, who has not official position in Israel, spoke to PA President Mahmoud Abbas and suggested a version of the Allon Plan of 1970. His suggestion for a "tripartite settlement freeze" was panned by Israel's Minister of International Affairs, Yuval Steinitz, as well as by former National Security Advisor to PM Netanyahu, Dr. Uzi Arad, who opposed "ulilateral concessions." AFSI's newly elected Chairman, Attorney Mark Langfan, sent an open letter to Prof. Dershowitz for posting in the...
  • Dershowitz: Not Mirandizing Tsarnaev, feds might've blown death penalty; Update: Tsarnaev Mirandized

    04/22/2013 3:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2013 | Allahpundit
    His logic’s straightforward. It’s easy to prove that Tsarnaev did the deed but in order to prove that he’s a “terrorist” and therefore eligible for the death penalty, you have to also prove that his intent was to terrorize the population. And the only hard evidence of that might be his own statements — which will be inadmissible if a judge rules that the feds the “public safety” exception to Miranda doesn’t apply in this case. I must be missing something, though, because as I read the statute, I don’t see where the feds need to prove any specific terroristic...
  • Op-Ed: Obama's True Colors

    01/12/2013 3:09:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/13 | Ron Jager
    ....I depart and return to Israel with a sense of sorrow and dismay. For many, Israel remains a focal point of their lives enriching their collective sense of responsibility and Jewish identity. For these American Jews their frustration has only been reinforced by Obama's reelection only to be followed by him turning his back towards those very American Jews aligned with the White House, those Jews who wholeheartedly supported Obama's reelection yet now find themselves unable to defend his latest betrayal. Two major supporters of Obama, former NY Mayor Ed Koch, a life long Democrat and Prof Alan Dershowitz have...
  • Exclusive - Dershowitz: 'I Will Testify Against Hagel' on Iran

    01/07/2013 3:20:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Prof. Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School is a legendary defense lawyer, and the country's foremost pro-Israel advocate. He is also a steadfast supporter of President Barack Obama. Breitbart News spoke to him in an exclusive interview today about the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense.Sen. Hagel is controversial for his views on Israel, the Iraq War, Iran, and gays, among other issues. Dershowitz had, prior to Hagel's nomination, urged President Obama publicly not to appoint Hagel to the position.Breitbart News: Does the Hagel nomination represent a slap in the face to the pro-Israel community?Dershowitz:...
  • Jewish backing for Obama good for Israel

    11/08/2012 5:36:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-8-12 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    Let us all now join together in helping Obama in his efforts to assure Israel’s security. President Barack Obama won reelection by a significant majority of the electoral college. The Jewish, pro-Israel Democratic vote helped him in Florida, Ohio and even Virginia, but he might have won at least some of those battleground states without Jewish support. Even those Jews who berated Democrats like me for supporting President Obama’s reelection, must now realize that our support for the president will be good for Israel over the next four years. Recall what former Secretary of State James Baker, who served under...
  • Alan Dershowitz: The Message Obama Should Have Sent

    09/25/2012 9:09:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Wall Stret Journal ^ | September 25, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    On Monday in New York, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised that Israel will be "eliminated," a variation on his previous threats to the nation's existence. He was in town for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, a gathering that reliably sees leaders issuing pronouncements that, even if not new, at least are given a bigger stage. On Tuesday, the first day of the gathering, President Obama delivered a speech that also struck familiar notes, including the statement that "a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained." He moved no closer to giving a signal of...
  • Dershowitz: Anti-Chick-fil-A mayors 'showing terrible intolerance'

    08/01/2012 9:22:01 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 7/29/2012
    Our Take: Renowned Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called out Chicago and Boston city officials for recent discriminatory statements toward Chick-Fil-A. Mayors who have told the owners of Chick-fil-A that the restaurant chain is not welcome in their cities are displaying terrible intolerance, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. No city is free to discriminate against a company based on the views of its owners, the renowned criminal appeals attorney said. If you dont like their principles, go to McDonalds, said Dershowitz.
  • Exclusive – Prosecutor Angela Corey letter claiming libel by Florida Times Union

    06/08/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 6-8-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    What is significant is that Corey reaches out with allegations of libel and the implied if not explicit threat of legal action towards critics. Corey thereby interjects her personal interests in her reputation into her public role as prosecutor with all the power of the state behind her. Littlepage, in a column today, suggests that Corey has tried to intimidate other critics as well. Someone in a position of authority in Florida needs to look into this situation, and determine whether Corey’s actions in confronting critics with implied if not explicit threats of libel suits have crossed a line.
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman prosecutor threatened to sue Harvard

    06/08/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-7-2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    “It’s certainly professional to respond, but by calling the dean and threatening to sue the school, which she knows she cannot do, is unprofessional,” Dershowitz told FoxNews.com. “I would welcome a lawsuit from Corey. It would give me a chance to prove what an awful thing she did.” ------ “When the communications official explained to her that I have a right to express my opinion as ‘a matter of academic freedom,’ and that Harvard has no control over what I say, she did not seem to understand,” Dershowitz wrote. “She persisted in her nonstop whining, claiming that she is prohibited...
  • If Angela Corey threatened suit .... she needs to step down from Zimmerman case

    06/07/2012 8:18:09 AM PDT · by JLS · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 7, 2012 at 10:29am | William A. Jacobson
    If this is true, then Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey needs to step off the case. Alan Dershowitz has been a harsh critic of Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey. Among his criticisms is that Corey has been too politicized in charging Second Degree Murder.
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Prosecutor Threatening to Sue Harvard for My Criticism

    06/06/2012 2:03:54 AM PDT · by abb · 71 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 5, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    State Attorney Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case, recently called the Dean of Harvard Law School to complain about my criticism of some of her actions. She was transferred to the Office of Communications and proceeded to engage in a 40-minute rant, during which she threatened to sue Harvard Law School, to try to get me disciplined by the Bar Association and to file charges against me for libel and slander. She said that because I work for Harvard and am identified as a professor she had the right to sue Harvard. When the communications official explained...
  • Drop George Zimmerman’s murder charge

    05/21/2012 6:33:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 18 May, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally. There is, of course, no assurance that the special prosecutor handling the case, State Attorney Angela Corey, will do the right thing. Because until now, her actions have been anything...
  • George Zimmerman Case: Should Charges Be Dropped?

    05/21/2012 5:39:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2012 | Matt Gutman
    Two prominent U.S. lawyers are among the skeptics questioning whether evidence in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin supports the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman, given the confessed shooter's apparent injuries and freshly released eyewitness accounts. "There is no second-degree murder evidence in this case," Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said. "It's a very close case." Details released in the past week add to the picture of what might have transpired on that rainy Feb. 26 before Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in the Sanford, Fla., community where Martin, 17, was staying with his father's fiancée, shot the teen...
  • Could the mob have been wrong on Trayvon Martin?

    05/18/2012 12:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.</p>
  • Megyn Kelly Guest Alan Dershowitz Slams Zimmerman Prosecutor: Her Affidavit ‘Is A Crime’

    04/25/2012 12:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Lawyer, professor and political commentator Alan Dershowitz stopped by America Live Wednesday afternoon, where he shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman case with host Megyn Kelly. In a nutshell: He thinks the case has gone to hell in a widely-publicized handbasket. Specifically, he believes that, if anyone should be tried in this case, it should be Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. “This affidavit,” he said, “submitted by the prosecutor in the Florida case is a crime. It’s a crime. If she in fact knew about ABC News’ pictures of the bloody head of Zimmerman and failed to include that in...
  • Dershowitz: Angela Corey has 'Raised expectations to unreasonable levels'...

    04/25/2012 11:38:38 AM PDT · by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs · 32 replies
    Fox News - "America Live' with Megyn Kelly | April 25, 2012 | FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
    Alan Dershowitz appeared on Fox News today with Megyn Kelly and discussed the Martin/Zimmerman case. Among his many astute observations and analysis was his accusation that Angela Corey had inappropriately and for 'political' reasons "raised the expectations to unreasonable levels" by over-charging George Zimmerman with 2nd degree Murder. Dershowitz also stated that if the prosecution possessed or knew about the photo of Zimmerman's bloody head and withheld that information from the Affidavit, they themselves may have 'suborned perjury' in this case and should be seeking their own lawyer as a result.Dershowitz also alleged that the prosecution's Affidavit for their charge...
  • Case against George Zimmerman man be doomed

    04/24/2012 6:45:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Last week, media outlets filed motions to unseal the records concerning the arrest of George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sooner than later, the public will see what evidence special prosecutor Angela Corey has that warranted the filing of second-degree murder charges. Absent something new in Corey's file, one of America's best-known lawyers feels the case against Zimmerman is doomed. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes that the murder charges will be thrown out. In a recent interview with me, Dershowitz acknowledged the low evidentiary bar necessary at this juncture but still opined that Corey...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

    04/13/2012 10:55:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies
    wagist.com ^ | 13 April, 2012 | Dan Linehan
    Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz made an appearance on on MSNBC’s Hardball to discuss the Zimmerman arrest affidavit, and had some incredibly harsh language for Angela Corey concerning her actions in the George Zimmerman prosecution. Dershowitz is a well-known Democrat with a column on the Huffington Post, but seemed stunned by how poorly written the affidavit was, going so far as to call it “irresponsible and unethical,” as well as Corey’s actions politically motivated. He also said that if the prosecution didn’t have more evidence for the case than what we’ve seen, “a good judge would throw it out.”...
  • Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

    04/12/2012 3:51:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 12, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball where fill-in host Michel Smerconish asked him his opinions of the arrest warrant issued and carried out for alleged Trayvon Martin murderer, George Zimmerman. Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmerman’s arrest “not only thin, it’s irresponsible.” He went on to criticize the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Cory as being politically motivated. “You’ve seen the affidavit of probable cause. What do you make of it,” Smerconish asked. “It won’t suffice,” Dershowitz replied without hesitation. “Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This...
  • Dershowitz declares war on Media Matters

    02/27/2012 10:06:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2/27/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Media Matters for America took a big hit to its credibility when Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller ran a multiple-installment exposé of the political non-profit, which laid bare the group’s hypocrisy on gun control and, more problematically, their close coordination with the Obama White House. MMFA has managed to find itself in another bruising political battle, this time with Alan Dershowitz, a man normally inclined to support the Left. Dershowitz has pledged to personally make Media Matters an issue in the election by actively campaigning against anyone supporting the group: Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a leading Democratic lawyer...
  • Friends Seminary plays bait, switch on anti-Semitism

    02/24/2012 4:45:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/24/2012 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    Friends Seminary of New York backed out of an agreement to invite Alan Dershowitz to talk to students about the evils of anti-Semitism. By (Courtesy of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East The Friends Seminary of New York, which invited the notorious anti-Semite Gilad Atzmon to one of its classes, and assigned its students to read his hate-filled writings, has now backed out of an agreement to invite me to the school to talk to the students about the evils of anti-Semitism. The headmaster of the Friends Seminary, a school which is supposed to be committed to honesty and...
  • Dershowitz:I Won’t Vote For Obama If Associated With ‘Stalinist Bigots’ Media Matters

    02/14/2012 3:17:04 PM PST · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz told BreitbartTV Editor Larry O'Connor on the Governor Paterson Show on WOR that the Media Matters organization is full of "radical Stalinists" and says the White House and Democratic Party need to clearly separate themselves from the organization. *snip* Speaking at University of Pennsylvania last week, well-known Israel supporter and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz reportedly warned the press about MMFA's operations. "I have, and let me tell you, Max Blumenthal (((SON OF CLINTONISTA VIPER, SYDNEY BLUMENTHAL))) and Media Matters will be singlehandedly responsible for (Obama) losing this election," he is reported saying. The Democrats "cannot win...
  • SARAH PALIN: Professor Dershowitz Is Right About Media Matters

    02/13/2012 11:39:52 PM PST · by onyx · 49 replies
    SARAH PALIN FACEBOOK ^ | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | SARAH PALIN
    Harvard University Professor Alan Dershowitz is one of the most knowledgeable and unapologetic defenders of Israel among American academics. This has unfortunately opened him to unfair and intellectually dishonest attacks from his fellow liberals.In answering a recent attack by Max Blumenthal, formerly of Media Matters for America (MMfA), Prof. Dershowitz said, “Let me tell you, Max Blumenthal and Media Matters will be singlehandedly responsible for (Obama) losing this election. They (the Democrats) cannot win the election and keep this affiliation with them.”I agree with Prof. Dershowitz, though obviously I think there are many, many more reasons why President Obama...
  • Why Anti-Semitism Is Moving Toward the Mainstream

    01/04/2012 4:58:23 PM PST · by SJackson · 65 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jan 4th, 2012 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    For the first time since the end of World War II, classic anti-Semitic tropes—“the Jews” control the world and are to blame for everything that goes wrong, including the financial crisis; The Jews killed Christian children in order to use the blood to bake Matzo; the Holocaust never happened—are becoming acceptable and legitimate subjects for academic and political discussion. To understand why these absurd and reprehensible views, once reserved for the racist fringes of academia and politics, are now moving closer to the mainstream, consider the attitudes of two men, one an academic, the other a politician, toward those who...
  • Dershowitz: Israel Has Legal Right to Attack Iran

    12/12/2011 5:30:26 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 12/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israel has every legal and moral right to stage a pre-emptive strike on Iran, renowned legal expert Prof. Alan Dershowitz said in Tel Aviv on Monday. He also wants to hear U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak out more strongly against Iran. Speaking at the annual business conference sponsored by Globes, Dershowitz stated that regardless of whether or not it would be wise for Israel to attack, “Israel has the right morally and legally to strike Iran just as it did on [the nuclear facility] in Iraq in 1981. Having the right to attack does not mean that it...
  • Casey Anthony: The System Worked

    07/08/2011 7:54:08 AM PDT · by throwback · 114 replies
    WSJ ^ | JULY 7, 2011 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    'This case [is] about seeking justice for Caylee . . ." So argued the prosecutor in the Casey Anthony murder case. He was wrong, and the jury understood that. A criminal trial is never about seeking justice for the victim. If it were, there could be only one verdict: guilty. That's because only one person is on trial in a criminal case, and if that one person is acquitted, then by definition there can be no justice for the victim in that trial. A criminal trial is neither a whodunit nor a multiple choice test. It is not even a...
  • Israel Now Has The Right To Attack Iran's Nuclear Reactors [Alan M. Dershowitz]

    03/17/2011 4:03:57 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    www.hudson-ny.org ^ | St Patrick's Day, March 17, 2011 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Israel has the right to prevent its civilians from being murdered by Iranian weapons, especially weapons of mass destruction. Iran would have no legal standing to protest a surgical attack on its nuclear facilities that are designing weapons that could be used to achieve Iran's declared goal of wiping Israel off the map and killing millions of its citizens. The leaders of Iran have publicly declared that a nuclear exchange, killing millions of Jews and Muslims, would be acceptable to them because it would destroy Israel while only damaging Islam. A suicide nation cannot be deterred by the threat of...
  • RESEARCH: "Palestinians" = Arab immigrants' children / Desolate land pre increased Jewish return

    02/09/2011 5:47:13 AM PST · by PRePublic · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth about "Palestinian" Arabs A.K.A. Arab immigrants' children, grand children & the vastly vacant desolate land prior to the rise of Jewish returnINTRODUCTIONOrigins and immigration Foreign Arab and foreign Muslim immigration:Over 100,000 or at least 150,000 (to some estimates, such as the testimony given in the U.S. Congress in 1939) have immigrated during the British Mandate alone, or during a 17 Years old period.At least 50,000 or more have immigrated from Hauran, Syria alone.Immigrants include: Arab - Egyptians (mainly in the early 1800s), Syrian, Algerian, Sudanese, S. Arabians. Other Muslims from: Bosnia during the 1800s and fascist Nazi Slavic-Muslims...
  • Is Sarah Palin the victim of a blood libel?

    01/17/2011 11:02:42 AM PST · by Al B. · 23 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 17, 2010 | Alan Dershowitz
    [...] As a lifelong liberal democrat, I am no political supporter of Sarah Palin. I also oppose her use of rifle cross hairs as political symbols. Yet I have no problem with her use of the term blood libel to characterize what she perceives to be false charges that her rhetoric and symbols were partly responsible for the deaths and mayhem in Tucson. The term blood libel has taken on a broad metaphorical meaning in public discourse. [...] Language changes over time by usage. Whether Palin was or was not aware of the theological roots of the term she used,...
  • Big Government Exclusive: Alan Dershowitz Defends Sarah Palin’s Use of Term ‘Blood Libel’

    01/12/2011 10:56:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    big government ^ | 1/12/11 | Publius
    In an exclusive statement, famed attorney and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz defended Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” from multiple detractors. As the Media Matters/MSM/Democrat narrative on the Tucson tragedy unravels, they are getting a lot more desperate in their attacks on Palin. Fortunately, there are still plenty of honest liberals around: The term “blood libel” has taken on a broad metaphorical meaning in public discourse. Although its historical origins were in theologically based false accusations against the Jews and the Jewish People,its current usage is far broader. I myself have used it to describe false accusations...
  • Dershowitz: Jews initiate legal terror against Israel

    05/11/2010 5:55:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 507+ views
    Ynet ^ | 5-11-10 | Anat Shalev
    Addressing Israel's deteriorating image, prominent American lawyer accuses Jewish and former Israeli left-wing organizations of declaring that IDF's methods are worse than Gestapo's Prominent Jewish American lawyer Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday accused Jewish left-wing officials and organizations worldwide of slandering Israel's name and causing greater damage than that created by Islamic and pro-Palestinian movements. Dershowitz, who is known to be an avid supporter of the State Israel, spoke during a Tel Aviv University symposium titled "Delegitimization of Israel as a Strategic Threat". Addressing Israel's acceptance into the OECD organization, he explained that the roundabout ways the Jewish state had to...
  • Can Khalid Shaikh Mohammed expect “the most exacting demands of justice

    11/18/2009 1:44:24 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies · 431+ views
    Bay State Banner ^ | 11/18/2009 | Alan Dershowitz
    --snip-- Despite the fact that Mohammed has confessed to virtually everything, his trial will face daunting challenges, unless he decides to plead guilty as he tried to do last year when he sent a note to a military judge at Guantanamo. If he changes his mind and decides to fight the charges, he will have some powerful legal weapons at his disposal. First and foremost is the reality that he was subjected to torture, both physical and psychological. He was waterboarded, which clearly amounts to torture under the law. It was also reported that when he was arrested, his young...
  • Jews must choose between Obama and Israel

    09/03/2009 11:04:35 PM PDT · by tedbel · 4 replies · 605+ views
    Israpundit ^ | September 4/09 | Ted Belman
    I just finished reading a book, Don't Tread on Me, by Carol Gould, a U.S. ex pat who has lived her adult life in the U.K. Gould is a self declared conservative, at least in certain matters, and must be counted among the British intelligentsia. Over the last few years we have exchanged emails and she send me a complementary copy of her new book, Don't Tread On Me. It was a very quick read. It concerns itself with British anti-Americanism. When it comes to recognizing the the extend and significance of anti-Americanism, antisemitism and anti-Zionism, I am far from...
  • The Alan Dershowitz and Melanie Phillips Show: Jewish Fury Incarnate

    09/02/2009 12:14:45 PM PDT · by AJKauf · 11 replies · 1,016+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 2 | Carol Gould
    As we passed through late summer and Bibi Netanyahu endured a summit in London, the distinguished British journalist and broadcaster Melanie Phillips — known as “Mad Mel” to the left — took on Alan Dershowitz in a debate on Obama in the pages of FrontPageMag.com. I do not intend to go into a protracted discourse about the argument but will put the cat among the pigeons right here at the start: I think Dersho is right-on. The debate began when Melanie, a staunch anti-Obamaite, launched a challenge to Dershowitz after he had published a piece in the Wall Street Journal...
  • Sweden's Shame

    08/26/2009 5:25:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies · 747+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 26, | Alan M. Dershowitz
    The Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt, has refused to condemn a “blood libel” published by one of Sweden’s leading newspapers, Aftonbladet. The article outrageously claims that Jewish soldiers in Israel killed Palestinians in order to harvest their organs. The writer of the article, Donald Bostrom has acknowledged, according to the New York Times, that “he has no idea whether the accusations are true.” Yet a widely-read Swedish newspaper was prepared to publish this undocumented, and highly volatile accusation, without requiring its author to present any credible evidence. This false accusation is reminiscent of the medieval blood libels that falsely accused...
  • Alan Dershowitz vs. Melanie Phillips--a heated debate about Obama and Israel

    07/24/2009 5:37:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies · 554+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 24, 2009
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  • He (Alan Dershowitz) doesn't get it

    07/04/2009 5:23:43 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 39 replies · 2,233+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3rd July 2009 | Melanie Phillips
    The American lawyer Alan Dershowitz is one of the most prolific, high-profile and indefatiguable defenders of Israel and the Jewish people against the tidal wave of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish feeling currently coursing through the west. So a piece by him in the Wall Street Journal giving expression to the rising anxiety being felt about Obama by American Jews naturally arouses great interest. But just like the majority of American Jews, getting on for 80 per cent of whom voted for Obama, he is a Democrat supporter who is incapable of acknowledging the truth about this President. For most American Jews,...
  • Alan Dershowitz, American Jews, and the Religion of Liberalism

    07/12/2009 2:50:18 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 621+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2009 | Lauri B. Regan
    At a critical juncture in the formation of this country’s Mideast policy, Alan Dershowitz has taken a public stand portraying Obama as a friend of Israel. Dershowitz recently stated in Frontpage Magazine that he “will continue to give President Obama the benefit of the doubt.” Dershowitz makes this assertion notwithstanding the abundant measures that the Obama administration has taken indicating that it has very little interest in maintaining the strong friendship that America and Israel have sustained throughout previous administrations. Dershowitz’s Frontpage article follows a piece in the Wall Street Journal in which Dershowitz vapidly argued that Obama’s strident policy...
  • A Response to Dershowitz’s Reply on Obama and Israel

    07/09/2009 10:10:08 AM PDT · by Jbny · 1 replies · 511+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 07/09/09 | Jonathan Tobin
    Alan Dershowitz has replied to the critiques of his defense of the Obama administration’s attitude toward Israel that was published in the Wall Street Journal last week made by me and in Britain’s Spectator by the admirable Melanie Phillips.
  • It Takes Two--American support for Israel must remain bipartisan

    07/09/2009 5:22:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 491+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 7-9-09 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    It Takes Two By: Alan M. Dershowitz FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, July 09, 2009 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; dummy:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} a:link, span.MsoHyperlink {color:blue; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed {color:purple; text-decoration:underline; text-underline:single;} @page Section1 {size:612.0pt 792.0pt; margin:72.0pt 90.0pt 72.0pt 90.0pt; mso-header-margin:36.0pt; mso-footer-margin:36.0pt; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> Melanie Phillips has written a critique of me because I remain a Democrat and continue to support President Barack Obama, despite his recent statements regarding expansion of Israeli settlements and other matters relating to the Middle East conflict.  Other conservative supporters of...