Dershowitz seems to endorse torture if the government makes the decision to torture an individual under any "reasonable" pretext. This is effectively the legitimization of state torture, which could very possibly be used against anyone classified by the government as high risk.The Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan
The Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan is committed to deepening friendship between the Jewish and Kurdish people worldwide, and supporting the further development and consolidation of relations between Kurdistan and the State of Israel, the only two democratic and pro-Western societies in the Middle East." (emphasis added)
This project brings Cotler and Dershowitz into alliance with Bernard Henri Levy, a French-Jewish philosopher with a deadly reputation for fomenting and supporting neocolonialist projects around the world, but perhaps most notoriously in Libya. Levy has been a long-time supporter of Kurdish "independence."
While it would take a separate article to fully explore the neoconservative weaponization of Kurdish independence to weaken, destabilize and partition target states, including Syria, Iraq and Iran, the involvement of these three empire builders in the "cause" and the marketing of Kurdistan as the other "democratic and pro-Western society" in the Middle East must indicate the direction in which this campaign is heading: the balkanization of the Middle East.Bringing down nations and trafficking children
Cotler must be considered a "humanitarian" fraud when one takes into account the extensive damage caused to nations that have had to resist one interventionist war after another by his neocon-aligned policies. Policies designed to remove non-aligned governments and collectively punish the non-aligned citizens of those countries.
In his 2019 petition against the nomination of Cotler for the Nobel Peace Prize, Iranian-Canadian activist Mehdi Samadian states:
The petition organizers believe that Irwin Cotler has supported and advocated for political actors and policies instigating conflicts and prolonging instability at the international stage."
Cotler's protectionist campaign on behalf of the White Helmets should raise alarm bells among the legions of Palestinian movement supporters and ostensibly pro-Palestine journalists and talking heads who have promoted the concept of a grassroots "Syrian revolution" to their substantial Western audiences.
Whether wittingly or unwittingly, media personalities like C.J Werleman,George Monbiot, Nafeez Ahmed, Jon Snow of U.K. Channel 4, and many others have vehemently leapt to the defense of the White Helmets and joined the chorus of attacks and smears against journalists and academics who have dared to question the credibility of the organization financed by the U.S. Coalition that so clearly collaborates with the terrorist groups committing heinous crimes against the Syrian people.
Israel's involvement in the evacuation of the White Helmets and the subsequent promotion of the group by personalities and governments heavily invested in expanding Israel's interests must highlight who the organization serves in the region - and I do not believe it is the Syrian people, as their PR agencies claim.
Cotler's "human rights credentials are a sham" according to Engler. Much has been made of his role as legal advisor to late South African President Nelson Mandela. Yet South Africa's ambassador to Venezuela, Pandit Thaninga Shope-Linney, apparently denies this claim, thus stripping Cotler of his most potent "humanitarian" identity. According to Engler, Mandela himself does not name Cotler in his biography, although he does mention other lawyers by name.
Cotler has been merciless in pursuit of China for its alleged record of "gruesome organ trade." Why then does Cotler not equally condemn Israel for its appalling history of organ trafficking and theft, particularly in Palestine?
In 2009, Nancy Scheper-Hughes was Chancellor's Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of California Berkeley, the founder of Organ Watch and author of a number of academic books on organ trafficking. I have taken the following quote from an article by long-time author and journalist Alison Weir: