Alan Dershowitz

American Jewish Reaction To Agreement Splits On Political Lines

Right wing condemns Iran nuclear deal, left wing praises it.

07/13/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and several rightwing American Jewish organizations today condemned the nuclear deal announced between the United States and Iran. Some reacted with cautious skepticism, but leftwing Jewish groups in the U.S. praised the agreement.

For Dershowitz, Unlikely Calm At Brooklyn College

05/05/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

He’s thrown haymakers at liberal Zionist Peter Beinart on CNN. He’s said President Jimmy Carter and Archbishop Desmond Tutu “have blood on their hands” over civilian deaths in Gaza. And he’s railed against J Street’s so-called “big tent” on Israel.

Alan Dershowitz making a point last week at Brooklyn College, where his Israel views met little resistance. Moshe Berman

Judge Tosses Woman’s Lawsuit Alleging Forced Sex With Dershowitz, Prince Andrew

04/07/2015 - 20:00

 A federal judge tossed out a woman’s lawsuit claiming that she had forced sex with high-profile men, including Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew.

Chasidic Abuse Whistleblower Suing Dershowitz Brothers

Sam Kellner accuses them of telling press he tried to extort bribes — the same day the DA exonerated him.

03/09/2015 - 20:00
Special Correspondent

Four years after his life was turned upside down by charges he committed extortion and bribery, chasidic sex abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner is fighting back against those he thinks wronged him in the press. Late last year he sued The Jewish Daily Forward for defamation. And last week he filed papers initiating a defamation action against Alan and Nathan Dershowitz, the high-profile lawyers who represented, Baruch Lebovits, who Kellner alleges sexually abused his son.

Alan Dershowitz. Getty Images

Defending Dershowitz, To A Fault?

01/13/2015 - 19:00
Associate Editor

Former Harvard Law School professor and staunch Israel supporter Alan Dershowitz has been accused of having sex with an underage girl, the “sex slave” of a Dershowitz’ client, financier Jeffrey Epstein — which has, what exactly, to do with Israel?

Alan Dershowitz. Wikimedia Commons

Dershowitz: Carter, Tutu Have Gaza ‘Blood On Their Hands’

In Jewish Week interview, ex-Harvard Law professor charges that former president, South African archbishop ‘encourage’ Hamas’ ‘dead-baby’ strategy.

09/30/2014 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

In his new book, “Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas,” former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz defends Israel’s decision to launch Operation Protective Edge this summer to destroy tunnels Hamas planned to use to kidnap Israelis. The just-released e-book (RosettaBooks with Gatestone Institute), which will come out in hard cover in November, argues that the larger death toll on the Palestinian side in the war was the result of a deliberate strategy on the part of Hamas. It opens with a dedication “to all the innocent victims of Hamas’s dead baby strategy — Palestinians and Israelis alike” as well as to the IDF soldiers who died in the war. With chapter titles like, “Hamas’s Threat to Israel’s Airport Threatens a Two-State Solution” and “ISIS is to America as Hamas is to Israel,” the book combines chapters penned as the conflict raged, along with older writings. Prior to Rosh HaShanah, Professor Dershowitz spoke with The Jewish Week about what he terms Hamas’ “dead baby strategy,” his views on Jimmy Carter and J Street, and Israel’s methods in fighting Operation Protective Edge.

Former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz's new book makes the case for Israel's Operation Protective Edge.

For Alan Dershowitz, There’s Life After Harvard

07/21/2014 - 20:00

Alan Dershowitz’s house is a bit of a mess.

The rooms of his Martha’s Vineyard home are cluttered with half-unpacked boxes from his Cambridge house, which he and his wife sold after he retired from Harvard Law School in June.

Alan Dershowitz hanging out on the porch of the Chilmark General Store in the Martha’s Vineyard town of Chilmark, Mass. JTA

Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Sheldon Adelson And Chris Christie Fete Shmuley

05/19/2014 - 20:00

New York  — The last time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a venue attended by Sheldon Adelson, he alienated the Republican Party mega-donor and other hawkish pro-Israel Jews by referring to the West Bank as “the occupied territories.”

Retirement Ahead For Alan Dershowitz

12/15/2013 - 19:00

BOSTON — Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s most prominent lawyers and a passionate, sometimes controversial, advocate for Israel, is retiring from Harvard Law School.

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