• September 23, 2022

Dershowitz: Iran’s Rising Nuclear Threat Has Israel Ready To Strike

WASHINGTON – One of the nation’s leading liberal minds is convinced Israel will do what it has to do to survive, suggesting the country may act on its own and attack Iran, despite President Obama’s nuclear deal.

Former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz told WND, “I have to tell you, if (Israeli Prime Minister) Benjamin Netanyahu learns through credible intelligence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, he will not allow that to happen.”

Dershowitz is a Democrat and generally a supporter of Obama, but the professor divided sharply with the president over his nuclear deal with Iran.

“I don’t think it’s a good deal,” said Dershowitz. “I wish they had been more transparent. I wish it had gone before Congress as a treaty. But the administration chose to make it an executive order.”

The famous constitutional scholar and defender of Israel was in Washington to accept a prestigious award, honored as a “Speaker of Truth” by the pro-Israel organization EMET last week.

And it put him in a curious position. It is unlikely that Dershowitz has ever before been on a list including such staunch conservatives as previous honorees Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Dr. Charles Krauthammer; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.; former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton; and former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.

But Dershowitz couldn’t have appeared to be more delighted or honored, showing the high bipartisan regard in which EMET is held by strong supporters of Israel on both sides of the aisle. There is usually a Democrat among the half-dozen, or so, EMET honorees every year since 2007.

Honored this year, in addition to Dershowitz were:

  • Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.: Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
  • Brian Mast: U.S. Army veteran and former Israeli Defense Forces volunteer. He served under elite Joint Special Operations Command as a bomb disposal expert. Mast loss of both legs to an IED in Afghanistan in 2010.
  • Frank Gaffney: Founder and president of the Center for Security Policy. Gaffney served as the assistant secretary of defense for international security policy for President Ronald Reagan.
  • Raheel Raza: Muslim-Canadian award-winning author, journalist, public speaker and human rights activist.

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