Dershowitz: Israel Has Legal Right to Attack Iran


Israel National News

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 should do so, but I would defend Israel’s right.”

Despite the “deep and positive” security relationship between the United States and Israel, he fears that there may be a “disconnect” over Iran’s race to produce a nuclear weapon and reach the capability to stage a nuclear attack on Israel.

“Israel doesn’t have the military capacity that America has to destroy Iran’s underground nuclear facilities,” Dershowitz explained, adding that that “United States can wait a longer time and has more of a willingness to tolerate a nuclear Iran.”

He praised Obama for stating he will not tolerate an Iran with nuclear weapons, but added, “I would like to hear that from the Secretary of State [Hillary Clinton].”

Turning to Turkey, Dershowitz lividly criticized Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for demanding an apology from Israel over the flotilla clash between terror activists and the IDF on the high seas in May 2010. “Turkey has never apologized for the genocide in Armenia. Talk about chutzpah? Talking about Turkey demanding an apology from anybody?”

Dershowitz also advised Israel to be more aggressive against countries’ threats to arrest visiting IDF officers and political leaders for alleged war crimes.

Israeli officials should not “duck back into their planes,” admonished Dershowitz. “That is not the way great nations behave,” he continued. He advised officers and politicians to “hold their heads high” and challenge countries’ authority to put them on trial.

Dershowitz vowed if they are arrested, he would ”put together the greatest legal team ever assembled.”

He added that Israel’s record  is better than that of Turkey and  NATO and others when it comes to the ratio of civilians to terrorists who are killed in warfare. Deshowitz declared that “the double standard against Israel.” whereby countries are far more guilty of the same charges made against Israel, represents “the depths of international law and the hijacking by the left.”

 

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Jewish Senators Could Have Freed Pollard, Dershowitz Charges

Bill Clinton might have freed Jonathan Pollard in 2000 if Jewish Senators had stood up for him, Prof. Alan Dershowitz said Monday.

Israel National News
Bill Clinton might have freed Jonathan Pollard in 2000 if Jewish Senators had stood up for him, civil rights lawyer Prof. Alan Dershowitz said Monday.

Asked about the matter at the annual Israel Business Forum on Monday, Dershowitz said Pollard has not been freed “because of Jewish senators.”

The renowned lawyer and Harvard professor said that he had talked with Bill Clinton, who was towards the end of his term of office in 2000, about freeing Pollard. “Clinton told me, ‘How can you expect me to release Jonathan Pollard when your own senators wrote me a letter not to release him?” Dershowitz revealed.

Clinton came very, very, very close to doing it [freeing Pollard],” Dershowitz said Monday, “There were threats by the heads of the CIA [Central Intelligence Agency] and others. The intelligence establishment is very strongly against the release, but in recent months there has been a change. The dynamics have changed in his favor.” 

Pollard was sentenced to life imprisonment 26 years ago for passing on to Israel classified information, an offense that usually carries a maximum punishment of two to four years in jail.

Clinton was rumored to have promised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the Wye Plantation talks in 1998 that he would release Pollard, a promise that Clinton denies having made. He said at the time, “I said I would consider it.”

The case is emotionally charged for many Americans, who are extremely sensitive to Americans they consider to not be patriots. Pollard is usually referred to incorrectly in American media as a spy.

  1. #1 by Gary on December 14, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    America is so far gone that traitors like douschowitz walk the streets with impunity and have no fear of being terminated with extreme prejudice.

  2. #2 by Wally D. on December 14, 2011 - 6:17 pm

    “The dynamics have changed in his favor” cannot bode well for America.

  3. #3 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on December 14, 2011 - 6:23 pm

    “Dershowitz: Israel Has Legal Right to Attack Iran”

    GOOD GOD! This guy looks like one of my elder brothers! I told my mother he was the Son of the Devil, and she disagreed with me!

    Can anybody explain why when my brother was still very young, in his early teens, somebody gave him a nickname which stuck with him all his life:

    “MOROCCAN JEW AND STINKING ZULU KAFFIRS”

    I do not know about the Moroccan bit, but he well deserved his nickname of “JEW”, as he turned out to be a Real Son of Satan, cunning, greedy, conning people all his life, including his own parents, brothers and sisters, trader in cigarette, alcohol, pork, pornography, women, and a Muslim hater and a Police informer (mouchard in French).

    The older he gets, Alan Dershowitz is getting closer to his father the Devil as depicted in European Art.

    “Bill Clinton might have freed Jonathan Pollard in 2000 if Jewish Senators had stood up for him, Prof. Alan Dershowitz said Monday.”

    Yet, his Cabinet was almost entirely led by Jews:

    “Boxer, Cohen, Feinstein, Lantos, Lieberman, Rubin, Specter – the master butchers of the damned of the Earth at the head of the American Government, all of them Jews!

    Jewish Cabinet of US President William Jefferson Clinton 1/4/1998

    As quoted in “The Re-Incarnated Red Virgin” by Ghyslaine ROC, June 2001.

  4. #4 by The Equalizer on December 14, 2011 - 6:29 pm

    Why is this piece of filth still allowed to spew his lies, deceptions, and incitement to genocide? Why has not a Predator drone visited where this piece of excrement sleeps at night?

  5. #5 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on December 14, 2011 - 6:31 pm

    “Dershowitz: Israel Has Legal Right to Attack Iran ”

    They call this devil the brightest lawyer America has ever produced. When he read “a homeland for the Jews in Palestine under the British Mandate” (which in itself is absolutely illegal and already stinks heaven high), his brilliant mind has also told him

    “ISRAEL HAS THE LEGAL RIGHT TO ATTACK ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD TO DEFEND ITSELF IF SHE DECIDES THEY ARE A THREAT TO ITS EXISTENCE”

    So, as already the 1,6 billion Muslims represent a threat to Israel’s existence on stolen Palestinian land (not only to its “security”), Dershowitz read in his Law Book (the Talmud?) that it is absolutely Jewishly legal to EXTERMINATE THEM!

    Brilliant mind!

    Basheer

  6. #6 by Wally D. on December 14, 2011 - 6:38 pm

    Jewish Senators have less fear of being labeled traitors to America, now, than in 2000. Patriotism for Israel trumps patriotism for America, in the halls of Congress, these days.

  7. #7 by ruby22shoes on December 14, 2011 - 7:03 pm

    [The case is emotionally charged for many Americans, who are extremely sensitive to Americans they consider to not be patriots. Pollard is usually referred to incorrectly in American media as a spy.]
    ——————————————————————

    Pollard is referred to correctly in US media as a spy. This legalese by Dershowitz is just a lie dressed in fancy clothing. Pollard sold American secrets to Israel who in turn sold said secrets to China & Russia.
    Unless Dersh meant by that statement that Pollard is legally a traitor. Treason possibly earns a more severe punishment.

    I adamantly disagree that Israel has a right to preemptively attack Iran. That is the most serious of all war crimes.

    I vehemently disagree that Turkey owes the rogue entity any apology for Israeli attack against Mavi Marmara, Turkish flagged ship, that was seized, boarded and overpowered in international waters, resulting in 9 deaths. We will never forget the execution of Furkan Dogan, and I hold my government of USA accountable as an accomplice in the murder of a dual American/Turkish citizen.

  8. #8 by omop on December 14, 2011 - 7:32 pm

    And does it not follow LEGALLY AND MORALLY that Iran also has a legal right to counter attack Israel Mr. Israeli firster Dershowitz?

    The truism that a Jew is first and foremost a Jew regardless of which country he lives in according to was stated in a book by Elliot Abrams who used to be an advisor to GWB.

  9. #9 by omop on December 14, 2011 - 8:10 pm

    As referred to my previous comment……an excerpt.

    The view that Jews are a distinct people with a primary commitment to Israel and the Jewish community is forthrightly affirmed by Elliott Abrams, an American Jewish scholar who was President George W. Bush’s senior advisor for “global democratic strategy,” and in 2006 was a key advisor on Middle East affairs to the US Secretary of State. In his book Faith or Fear: How Jews Can Survive in Christian America, he writes:

    “Outside the land of Israel, there can be no doubt that Jews, faithful to the covenant between God and Abraham, are to stand apart from the nations in which they live.

    It is the very nature of being Jewish to be apart — except in Israel — from the rest of the population.” Judaism and the Jewish way of life,” writes Abrams, is not “entirely voluntary, for the Jew is born into a covenantal community with obligations to God.” Jews, he goes on, “are in a permanent covenant with God and with the land of Israel and its people. Their commitment will not weaken if the Israeli government pursues unpopular policies …”

  10. #10 by Llyn Kidner-Williams on December 14, 2011 - 8:50 pm

    Did this article say “the renowned legal scholar?” He looks and sounds more like a deranged Jewish fanatic who is out of touch with reality.

  11. #11 by acrossburningsands on December 14, 2011 - 8:52 pm

    Now, Esther, be a good little girl, and give uncle Alan a kiss.

  12. #12 by Adalberto Erazo on December 14, 2011 - 9:10 pm

    This abominable creature Dershowitz is trying to rewrite history once again in regards to the Armenian Genocide. We know damn well it was the jews who were responsible for that act and it was them who were trying to deny and downplay this historical event. They didn’t want anyone studying this event because all roads lead to the jews much like the Holodomor and the mass murder in the Soviet Union in which the victims included Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Pagans. 55- 66 million dead. That’s what happens when you let jews have absolute power.

    Here’s another video I found revealing the dirty secrets of the jews.

  13. #13 by acrossburningsands on December 14, 2011 - 11:15 pm

    The only way we will ever hear the end of all, ALL! their sheet, is when there are only 2 Jews left on the whole planet, ….right ?

    WRONG !

  14. #14 by Dr. Tony on December 14, 2011 - 11:34 pm

    Alan Dershowitz alone is responsible for an epidemic of antiSemitism.

  15. #15 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on December 15, 2011 - 12:53 am

    The Jews have all te money, the diamons, the cocoa and the golds (yellow and black) AND THE BEST REAL ESTATES!

    As long as this monopoly and power is not removed from them, there is NO HOPE for humanity!

    BAFS

  16. #16 by acrossburningsands on December 15, 2011 - 1:04 am

    Just wondering, is Der Show Itz German for a “Flasher” ?

  17. #17 by Isaac on December 15, 2011 - 3:13 am

    Dershowitz wrote a book “The case for Israel” which is the most deceiving, lying, document ever written in the history of mankind. It fails to tell the attrocities against the Palestinians people committed by Israel long before 1947 when the British mandate ended. After then the Jews started released their demons against the poor Palestinians by Razing whole cities, towns, villages, mosques, all infrastructure killing hundreds of thousands and evicting millions, stealing their land to accomodate the New commer Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe and the whole world. All this with the help of the US presidents using the US taxpayers money to commit crimes against humanity.

  18. #18 by Ingrid B on December 16, 2011 - 9:45 am

    A couple of little pearls, from the “renowned legal expert Prof. Alan Dershowitz” , (if this toad is “renowned”, then it isn`t for his legal expertise, unless, that is, his “expertise” pertains to the wrong side of the law.) :

    “Israeli officials should not “duck back into their planes,” :

    I agree, they should have the guts to admit liability, and pay for their crimes..

    and

    “That is not the way great nations behave,” :

    I think we here all know that there is NOTHING “great” about Israel, and the way Israel behaves, leaves us in little doubt of that..

  19. #19 by sovereigntea on February 28, 2012 - 6:48 pm

    Iran has no nuclear threat Israel has already destroyed the facilities at least according to Wikilies a Mossad production.

    Also see veteranstoday for more info / analysis

    See On 11/7/11 7:54 AM, Benjamin Preisler wrote:

    Code: IL701
    Publication: for background
    Attribution: none
    Source Description – Confirmed Israeli Intelligence Agent
    Source reliability: Still testing
    Item credibility: untested
    Source handler: Fred

    Source was asked what he thought of reports that the Israelis
    were preparing a military offensive against Iran. Response:

    I think this is a diversion. The Israelis already destroyed
    all the Iranian nuclear infrastructure on the ground weeks
    ago. The current “let’s bomb Iran” campaign was ordered by the
    EU leaders to divert the public attention from their at home
    financial problems. It plays also well for the US since
    Pakistan, Russia and N. Korea are mentioned in the report.

    The result of this campaign will be massive attacks on Gaza
    and strikes on Hezbollah in both Lebanon and Syria.

    ———————————————————————-

    From: “Reva Bhalla”
    To: analysts@stratfor.com
    Sent: Monday, 14 November, 2011 11:52:04 AM
    Subject: Re: S3/G3* ISRAEL/IRAN – Barak hails munitions blast in
    Iran

    wow, that’s an extremely revealing statement. The Israelis (i
    believe it was even Barak then too) made very similar comments
    following the Stuxnet news as well. THe whole ‘I’m not going to
    admit publicly that we did it, but boy that was nice.’

    i think we need a piece laying out the details as far as we know
    of what happened and where and point out the holes in the
    accident theory. i think our assessment on the constraints of an
    Israeli attack on Iranian sites holds. It’s the sabotage efforts
    where the most resources are being concentrated, which makes a
    lot of strategic and tactical sense for Israel and US in dealing
    with Iran at this stage

    https://theuglytruth.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/dershowitz-israel-has-legal-right-to-attack-iran/

  20. #20 by sovereigntea on February 28, 2012 - 6:50 pm

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