Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz attacks the defense minister, saying «Ehud Barak is the most dangerous man in the state of Israel»
Prominent political commentator Professor Alan Dershowitz has slammed jurist Richard Goldstone, the architect of a UN report which accuses Israel of Gaza war crimes, saying he is a traitor to the Jewish people, Army Radio reported Sunday.
In an interview with Army Radio, Dershowitz said he is appalled by the report and can’t fathom how it could have been written by a Jew. He said it is as if a Jew would have written the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and that the jurist is using the fact that his last name is ‘Goldstone’ to substantiate the report’s defamation against the Jewish people.
Dershowitz is also portraying defense Minister Ehud Barak as a traitor of the Jewish people, but in a more hidden message, saying: «Ehud Barak is the most dangerous man in the state of Israel».
Even the prominent columnist Caroline Click in Jerusalem Post, uses harsh words on the Israeli defense minster.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who on Tuesday claimed that the absence of peace with the Palestinians – not Iran – is the greatest threat that Israel faces today. As he put it, «The lack of defined boundaries within Israel, and not an Iranian bomb, is the greatest threat to our future.”
Barak’s outrageous pronouncement is a succinct encapsulation of the great aspiration of the Israeli Left. If he could only be right, then Israel would be able to singlehandedly solve all the problems of the region and be immediately adored by the likes of the EU and the Obama administration just by making itself smaller.
So with the scourge of moral and strategic blindness rampant not only in Europe and America, but within his own government, Netanyahu rapidly approaches his moment of truth.
In what will undoubtedly be the most fateful decision of his life, he will have to decide whether Iran will become a nuclear power, or whether Israel, standing alone, will prevent it from becoming a nuclear power. Was his declaration of “Never Again,” at Auschwitz just the bloviating of yet another «enlightened» leader who lacks the courage of his convictions? Or was it a solemn vow that Zionism’s promise will be kept?
Source: Israeli Daily newspapers Haaretz and Jerusalem Post.