Little Prissy Al

On Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

by ALAN DERSHOWITZ Why would a rabbi circulate an article by an anti-Semite suggesting that the assassination of a pro-Israel professor might be justified? Because the “rabbi” is himself an Israel-basher who has gotten into bed with Hizbullah supporters, advocates of divestment from Israel and other Jew-haters. I’m describing, of course, Rabbi Michael Lerner, whose magazine Tikkun is quickly becoming the most virulently anti-Israel screed ever published under Jewish auspices. Let’s look at Lerner’s most recent offense against decency and


How the ADL Fights Anti-Semitism

On Friday, October 13th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah.

Editor’s note: See follow up items up to The Washington Post publishes a retraction. http://studentorgs.georgetown.edu/israel/ADL-letter.pdf Contact the ADL at: E-mail: washington-dc@adl.org Phone: (202) 452-8320 Fax: (202) 296-2371 Text of ADL letter: November 22, 2002 Dr. John J. DeGioia President Georgetown University 204 Healy Hall Washington, DC 20057-1789 Dear President DeGioia: We are shocked and troubled that on November 18, 2002, Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies Department, Justice and Peace Center, and the Young Arab Leadership Association (YALA) sponsored


Freemasons rally behind Dershowitz

On Thursday, October 12th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Editor’s note: Reader letters follow the article. Willaim Donohue on freedom of speech: One of the most telling moments of Sunday night’s Justice Sunday rally and telecast came right after Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, bellowed, “We will be disobedient altar boys! We won’t be told to shut up and give it over to the secular left! Who are they to say that I don’t have a right to freedom of speech?” –


Hate-mongers monitor hate.

On Monday, October 9th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News, The Holocaust Industry.

CENTRE SIMON WIESENTHAL – SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTRE – CENTRO SIMON WIESENTHAL 64, avenue Marceau – 75008 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 47 23 76 37 Fax: +33 (0) 1 47 20 84 01 E-mail: csweurope@compuserve.com http://www.wiesenthal.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wiesenthal Centre Works with Frankfurt Book Fair to Identify Exhibitors Who Incite to Hate and Violence Despite efforts by officials of the Frankfurt Book Fair to eliminate the inclusion of antisemitic books in the 2006 Fair, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has


Amnesty v. Dershowitz

On Wednesday, October 4th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

See also: Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes. By Ian Seiderman Every civilian killed in conflict is a life wasted. Yet, in the recent fighting between Israel and Hizbullah, both sides have sought to justify the deaths of civilians and the destruction of infrastructure. Amnesty International will not go down this route. We do not condemn or condone war itself, but we do condemn grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian laws wherever they occur and whoever has committed them.


The bizarre, weird, nutty, kooky world of Alan Dershowitz

On Monday, October 2nd, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

ALAN RUSBRIDGER Editor, The Guardian, London Sir, – Alan Dershowitz’s extraordinary attack on the Guardian (“The Guardian at the crossroads,” September 28) was misleading and misinformed. Half of his piece focussed on a “Guardian op-ed piece” by Henry Porter. In fact, this piece never appeared in the Guardian: it appeared in The Observer. The Observer is also owned by the Scott Trust, but has a a different editor, a separate editorial team and a separate editorial position on many issues,


Special rules for defenders of the Holy State

On Friday, September 29th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Editor’s note: Finkelstein’s comment follows the article. Harvard Law School professors aren’t strangers to allegations and arguments, even when they find themselves in the crosshairs By M. AIDAN KELLY, Crimson Staff Writer The system of regulations that prohibit and condemn plagiarism are full of subtle distinctions and delicate rules, and an unwary writer can easily slip into illegal territory. But if anyone should be able to stick to the rules, it seems, it should be those who deal with complicated


Does this bore get paid per word?

On Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

Editor’s note: for more on Finkelstein v. Dershowitz see: HRW v. Dershowitz Amnesty v. Dershowitz Toronto National Post: Another Dershowitz Diatribe Dershowitz berates National Catholic Reporter (w/Professor Neve Gordon’s response) Desch v. Dershowitz in The American Conservative The Nation: Giving Chutzpah New Meaning , follow-up exchange Dershowitz-Billiington et al. – Wiener Dershowitz promotes free speech at Columbia; “At the Finkelstein event I witnessed peaceful protests, and I chose to parallel those protests. In response to my peaceful decision to protest,


RNP interview with Finkelstein

On Sunday, September 17th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News, The Holocaust Industry.

by Jill Bolstridge RNP reporter Jill Bolstridge interviews Professor Norman Finkelstein, author of the controversial book The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering. The son of Holocaust survivors, Finkelstein is a sharp critic of Israel and of US foreign policy. What compelled you to write The Holocaust Industry? Basically, there were three reasons. One, I’ve been involved in the Israel/Palestine conflict for a long time. It was obvious to anybody who was involved that the Nazi Holocaust


Is Haaretz anti-Semitic too?

On Friday, September 15th, 2006 in Beyond Chutzpah, News.

By Haaretz Editorial During the final days of the war, when it became clear that the Israel Defense Forces had no solution to the ongoing launchings of Katyusha rockets, a decision was made to “flood” the area with cluster bombs, delivered by artillery shells and rockets. This was non-target specific shooting, based on the assumption that the bomblets would cover a large area, possibly destroy Hezbollah rocket launchers and cause as many casualties as possible among its fighters. A soldier