Harvard Law professor emeritus and best-selling author Alan Dershowitz blasted former President Barack Obama during a recent appearance on Fox News’ Mornings With Maria. Dershowitz says Obama “always had a deep hatred of Israel in his heart.”
“He’s never been supportive of Israel. And finally, his true feelings have come out now that he’s no longer president and doesn’t have to be elected,” the professor continued. “He has contributed enormously to the problem because he is respected among young people. And if he says the occupation is unbearable and that anything can be done to stop it, he is encouraging people to engage in their antisemitic, anti-Israel and anti-American attitudes. He should be ashamed of himself. He should apologize, but he won’t.”
Obama spoke at the Obama Foundation’s Democracy Forum last Thursday where he called for a two-state solution and an end to the “occupation” of Gaza.
“All of this is taking place against the backdrop of decades of failure to achieve a durable peace for both Israelis and Palestinians,” the former president told the forum audience.
He continued: “One that is based on genuine security for Israel, a recognition of its right to exist, and a peace that is based on an end of the occupation and the creation of a viable state and self-determination for the Palestinian people.”
“To compare those disputed claims with the rapes, beheadings, burnings, kidnappings, it’s just obscene and despicable,” Dershowitz said. “And what it does is it lends support to those students basically, who are saying, ‘Well, what Hamas really did was not so bad… It was in response to the occupation.’”
“Although he said that the attacks by Hamas are not justifiable,” Dershowitz added, “he made them justifiable because if life really is unbearable, as it’s not, then you can do anything you want.”
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Obama 'lied through his teeth,' there is no occupation of Gaza: Alan Dershowitz pic.twitter.com/E2M5yFfeB6
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