Mr Chutzpah has outdone himself in his quest to achieve the pinnacle of intellectual dishonesty.
Israel is concerned over the proposed boycott from Britain’s University and College Union, which voted in favour of the move because of Israel’s policies towards Palestinians. Predictably, this has Dershowitz foaming at the mouth.
Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor renowned for his staunch defence of Israel and high-profile legal victories, including his role in the O.J. Simpson trial, vowed to “devastate and bankrupt” lecturers who supported such boycotts.
What is most absurd is how Dershowitz has, all of a sudden, decided that discrimination against a group on the basis of nationality is unacceptable.
Prof Dershowitz said he had started work on legal moves to fight any boycott.
He told the Times Higher Educational Supplement that these would include using a US law – banning discrimination on the basis of nationality – against UK universities with research ties to US colleges. US academics might also be urged to accept honorary posts at Israeli colleges in order to become boycott targets.
Funny, I don’t recall him making any complaints when the US and Israel openly declared that they would collectively punish the Palestinian people for voting for Hamas.