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  • Has Israel become a left-right issue?

    July 28, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    About a decade ago, my rabbi was promoting congregational AIPAC involvement.  His argument went that AIPAC was not necessary for our local liberal Jewish Congressman, who was a member of our synagogue.  If he ever did anything anti-Israel, the rabbi always had the option of...

  • Prager and Dershowitz go head to head, heart to heart

    By Ryan Torok

    May 7, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and radio talk-show host Dennis Prager sparred over everything from politics to religious identity to attitudes about Israel during a 90-minute event dubbed “The Forum on Critical Values” on April 29 at Stephen S. Wise Temple.

    Speaking before...

  • Alan Dershowitz’s secret weapon

    By Jared Sichel

    May 7, 2014 | 12:32 pm

    World-famous lawyer, best-selling author, Harvard professor — Alan Dershowitz’s list of accomplishments is very, very long. And the number of controversial topics that he feels comfortable weighing in on — J Street, George Zimmerman, Jonathan Pollard, Donald Sterling — has made him...

  • Why won’t liberals defend Israel?

    By David Suissa

    December 18, 2013 | 11:53 am

    As I was reading about “engagement” — the new buzzword regarding Israel that came out of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial this past weekend in San Diego — I wondered: Did anyone at the convention notice the other hot word circulating regarding the Jewish state?

    This...

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  • Alan Dershowitz retiring from Harvard Law School

    December 16, 2013 | 10:53 am

    Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s most prominent lawyers and a passionate advocate for Israel, is retiring from Harvard Law School.

    Dershowitz, 75, who is known for taking on high-profile and often unpopular causes and clients, has taught at Harvard Law for half a century....

  • Calendar: November 2-8

    By Laura Donney

    October 30, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    SAT | NOV 2

    “WINE, WOMEN & COMEDY”

    In honor of Rosh Chodesh, a holiday dedicated to women, tonight’s performance is dedicated to the women who make us laugh. Hilarious, poignant and risqué, these comedians make up the SheBREWS — eight fabulous female comics who dominate the...

  • Q&A with Alan Dershowitz

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 15, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    No one can accuse the ubiquitous Alan Dershowitz of understatement, but the subtitle of his new autobiography, “Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law” (Crown, $28), is a bit misleading. It’s true that Dershowitz’s claim to fame began with his work on a long list of famous cases, but...

  • Alan Dershowitz sends ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ episode to Netanyahu

    May 20, 2013 | 10:28 am

    Comedian Larry David has been called a lot of things over the course of his long and successful career, but we’re pretty sure “peace maker” has never been one of them. Until now. Well, almost sort of, anyway.

    Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has sent an episode of David’s...

  • Dershowitz says reported contender for papacy is an anti-Semite

    February 18, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    Alan Dershowitz wrote in a letter to the editor of the Miami Herald that one of the leading candidates to replace Pope Benedict XVI is an anti-Semite.

    Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor and Israel activist, was responding to a list published last week after the resignation of...

  • Play reveals naked truth behind ‘Deep Throat’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 23, 2013 | 12:41 pm

    Herschel Savage, the skin-flick actor best known for his appearance in “Debbie Does Dallas,” was perched beside a bare mattress on the floor of the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood, preparing to rehearse a scene from “The Deep Throat Sex Scandal” in which he plays a director. The...

  • Abbas tells Jewish leaders he’ll be more sensitive to Jewish Israel claims

    September 25, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Jewish leaders that his U.N. speech would address showing greater sensitivity to Jewish claims to Israel.

    Meeting Monday evening with about 10 Jewish leaders, Abbas also endorsed Alan Dershowitz's formula for returning to talks...

  • Adelson lawsuit describes pressure on NJDC to apologize

    August 9, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Sheldon Adelson’s $60 million defamation lawsuit against the National Jewish Democratic Council describes extensive efforts by his representatives, including Alan Dershowitz, to talk the group into apologizing for intimating that the casino magnate approved of prostitution.

    The...

  • May 18, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 18, 2012 | 5:46 am

    Bibi’s Choice

    Richard Stengel of Time takes a look at what makes Benjamin Netanyahu tick, his ‎personal history and whether he is the prime minister who will bring peace between ‎Israel and the Palestinians. (Note: This article is for Time subscribers only, but you ‎can read a...

  • Debate rages on over Palin’s ‘blood libel’ claim

    January 18, 2011 | 10:18 am

    The post-shooting debate over political civility is cooling down, but passions are still raging over Sarah Palin’s claim that critics were guilty of perpetuating a “blood libel” against her.

    Palin’s initial use of the term, in a Jan. 12 video message, drew sharp rebukes from...

  • Op-Ed: J Street’s McCarthyism

    July 21, 2010 | 4:08 pm

    J Street, the leftist lobbying organization that claims to be pro-Israel, is running a television ad that divides the world into two groups: the good guys who support the two-state solution, the end of the occupation and peace; and the bad guys who oppose these results and instead...

  • Should Israel care what we think? Should we care what Israel thinks? If not now, when?

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Should Israel Care?

    The four pieces addressing the cover story have missed one aspect of the debate ("Why Should Israel Care What We Think About Jerusalem?" Jan. 25). The government of Israel, in making decisions on the fate of Jerusalem, is not operating in a vacuum. It is subject...
  • Brad Pitt, Alan Dershowitz, Donut Menorah

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    StandWithUs Honors Dershowitz

    Just before Chanukah began, influential members of the community, including Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad, outspoken Muslim pro-democracy advocate Wafa Sultan and American Jewish Congress Pacific Southwest Director Gary Ratner, along with 1,100 other...

  • Briefs: Court nixes Neuwirth suit, Pearl family menorah at White House

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Court Rules Against Neuwirth

    A Superior Court judge in Santa Monica has dismissed a defamation suit, which threw into sharp relief the emotional tension between hawkish and dovish supporters of Israel.

    Judge John Reed ruled Nov. 27 against plaintiff Rachel Neuwirth, a right-wing...

  • Israeli History the Dershowitz Way

    By Adam Rubin

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "The Case For Israel," by Alan Dershowitz (John Wiley & Sons, $19.95).

    Alan Dershowitz's new book describes an Israel no Israeli would recognize, an impossibly virtuous country whose intentions are always pure, whose conduct is forever above reproach, and whose rare misdeeds can be...

  • Dershowitz Blacklisted

    By Tom Tugend

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Celebrity Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, the prolific author and veteran battler for human rights, is a much-sought-after speaker, but Temple Adath Yeshurun in Syracuse, N.Y., may have scored a first by withdrawing an invitation to him.

    Dershowitz was to have delivered...

  • Alan Dershowitz’s Guilty Pleasure

    By Hillel Halkin

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Just Revenge

    By Alan Dershowitz

    Warner, $24.95.

    Where does he find the time? A typical day in his life, so it seems, includes several hours put in as defense counsel in a headline-making trial; a class or two taught at Harvard Law School, a few appearances on nationally televised talk...

  • Circle of Friends

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    July 23, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    I see that it's time for the media to replay the perennial horror story known as The Dying Jew. "The Vanishing Jew," by Alan Dershowitz, is a mea culpa over his son's intermarriage. Elliot Abrams, the former Reagan administration official, has written "Faith or Fear: How Jews...

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