“Like Alan Dershowitz, but with a conscience”

Posted: May 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: The Right, The Settlements, the US and us | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »


Yesterday, Alan Dershowitz, the attorney for OJ Simpson and IDF occupation, received another honorary doctorate, this time from my very own Tel Aviv University. Dershowitz took the opportunity to declare that “students shouldn’t have the Leftist views of professors imposed upon them,” proving again that The Simpsons got it right on the Harvard’s Professor in their 2006 Halloween special.

Trying to return his Krusty the Clown Alarm Clock that squirts acid, Bart stumbles upon the Golem in Krusty’s prop room. The ersatz entertainer goes on to tell Bart of the tale of Rabbi Loew, the “legendary defender of the Jewish people,” who created the Golem to defend his Jewish community. “Like Alan Dershowitz,” says Krusty, “but with a conscience.”

I had the opportunity before to recommend Eyal Niv’s excellent “Truth from Eretz Israel” blog, but back then he only had a Hebrew version. For the past six months, Eyal is posting some of his stuff in English as well, and you should definitely check it out.  Here is what he had to say on Dershowitz’s honorary doctorate. Needless to say, I join him in every word.

4 Comments on ““Like Alan Dershowitz, but with a conscience””

  1. 1 Alex said at 12:08 pm on May 9th, 2010:

    Krusty added: “I kid, I kid. We’re good friends.” That turned my smile upside down, as I recall it.

  2. 2 tamar said at 4:31 am on May 10th, 2010:

    Alex, I read this “I kid, I kid, etc.” as standard feigning when mixing humor with truth telling. The drill: Tell your truth, then feign retracting it. My opinion only;-)

  3. 3 Michael P. said at 4:44 am on May 13th, 2010:

    I find it interesting that both you and Eyal Niv conveniently ignore Dershowitz’s book _The Case for Peace_ in which he called for a Palestinian State, the return of some Palestinian refugees to Israel, a Palestinian capital in Arab parts of Jerusalem, etc. Also, I was wondering if there would be a comment about his praise for Salam Fayyad after their meeting.

  4. 4 noam said at 7:00 am on May 13th, 2010:

    Michael – if Dershowitz was talking about this book all the time, then I guess we would have discussed it. But Dershowitz chose to start a crusade against the Left, so this is what we talk about.