City of Brotherly Love Event Promotes War and Hate
University of Pennsylvania event features hatemongers.
by Stephen Lendman
On February 2, notorious hatemonger Alan Dershowitz keynoted a Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (JFGP)/Hillel of Greater Philadelphia "Evening of Unity & Community Solidarity" with Israel.
Inviting him was disgraceful. He's a shameless bigot, a longstanding Islamophobe, a perverter of fundamental US and international law, an advocate of war, torture targeted assassinations, and collective punishment, as well as a committed Zionist and apologist for Israel's worst crimes.
Distinguished Law Professor Francis Boyle once wrote:
He's "a self-incriminated war criminal who publicly admitted that he serves on a Mossad Committee that authorizes the murder and assassination of Palestinians."
He's "also infamous around the world for being this country's foremost advocate for torture."
Abhorring truth and rule of law standards, he's "nothing more than an Errand Boy for those in Power."
In his own words, he believes "the laws of war and the rules of morality must adapt to (new) realities." As a result, he supports preventive and preemptive aggression against nonbelligerent countries. Only Western interests matter, not truth, equity, justice, or fundamental rule of law principles.
Longstanding ones are inviolable. Dershowitz dismisses them. His Harvard Law School students learn this stuff. Boyle calls it a "school for torturers," and advises parents not to send their children there.
Along with JFGP and Hillel, event sponsors included Penn Israel Sector, Jewish Student Law Association, Penn Democrats, College Republicans, Camera (a shameless pro-Israeli media lobby), StandWithUs (another pro-Israeli front group), and the University of Pennsylvania Political Science, Philosophy, Politics and Economics departments.
Representing U of P President Amy Gutmann, Penn Board of Trustees chairman David Cohen introduced the event, saying:
"We are unwavering in our support of Israel. We do not support the message or the goals of BDS."
Sponsors billed his talk as "Why Israel Matters to You, Me, and Penn: A Conversation with Alan Dershowitz." He shamelessly calls BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) activism "immoral, illegal and despicable concepts around academia today."