Monday, May 12, 2008

Dershowitz on Mass Explusion

This is an amazing quote from Alan Dershowitz that I was not aware of:

he former editor of Israel's leading newspaper, Ha'aretz, David Landau, calls the behaviour of these groups "nascent McCarthyism". Those responsible hold extreme positions of their own that place them way to the right of most Israelis. Alan Dershowitz and Melanie Phillips are two of the most prominent figures sent in to attack anyone who disagrees with the Israeli right. Dershowitz is a lawyer, Harvard professor and author of The Case For Israel. He sees ethnic cleansing as a trifling matter, writing: "Political solutions often require the movement of people, and such movement is not always voluntary ... It is a fifth-rate issue analogous in many respects to some massive urban renewal."

This is from The Independent article I cite below, and I can only assume they have high quality fact checking.

So, perhaps Alan thinks the expulsion of the Jews from Spain was just a form of "massive urban renewal?"



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