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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 01:45 PM
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Alan Dershowitz rejected by three Norwegian Universities as guest lecturer, goes ballistic
Edited on Tue Mar-29-11 01:48 PM by Lars77
Alan Dershowitz has been rejected by the Universities of Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. He visited Norway last week to lecture on behalf of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in Oslo. ICEJ tried to offer a free lecture by Mr Dershowitz to three of the largest Universities in Norway. The faculty of law in Bergen wanted him to lecture on the OJ Simpson case, where he was involved, but not on Israel. Trondheim said Israel as a lecture topic is just too controversial and inflammatory. Oslo said no outright without explanation.

Despite students themselves taking action and inviting him to lectures at all three universities in packed auditoriums, he still claims there is a conspiracy towards Jews in Norwegian academia.

This has promted Dershowitz to write a colum in the NY Times called "Norway to Jews: You're Not Welcome Here". A completely insane overreaction of course. He also blatantly lies about former Norwegian PM Willoch in the article saying he was apparently sceptical of Rahm Emanuel because he was "Jewish". There was a little more to it than that, Willoch said there was little hope of change of US policy towards Israel with a hardliner like Emmanuel as chief of staff.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704474804...


Nice to know that I, because of my passport, am an anti-semite despite taking courses on genocide and the holocaust in particular while at Oslo University, and I also attended a tour of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Berlin, guided by a former inmate.

But i'm Norwegian so i have to hate jews, right?
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 02:01 PM
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1. What goes around comes around
Given the lengths that Dershowitz went to ensure that Norman Finkelstein would not receive tenure (and ultimately lose his job) at DePaul, it serves him right to be refused a position at these universities in Norway.

To the internet Irgun, anyone who dares support the rights of Palestinians and strays from the AIPAC/Likud party line is an anti-semite or self-hating jew. Welcome to the club.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 02:29 PM
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2. his drooling, orgasmic support for torture
Edited on Tue Mar-29-11 02:31 PM by riverwalker
does not fly in Norway. I lost my supper once after Dershowitz was on prime time television
during dinner, advocating and endorsing the use of torture. Norwegians see this fool for what he is.

Dershowitz: Torture could be justified - CNN 2003
http://articles.cnn.com/2003-03-03/justice/cnna.Dershow...

Dershowitz: Make Torture An Option 2002
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/17/60minutes/mai...

Mike Whitney: Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Torture 2004
http://www.counterpunch.org/whitney06092004.html
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 02:47 PM
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3. +++++++
absolutely... Sorry, Dershowitz, it isn't antisemitism that leads good men and women of the world to hold you in disdain.
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 03:04 PM
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4. oh good lord or something
Dersh got rejected so Norway hates Jews, it couldn't be just him, Norwegian Universities 'hate' could it?
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 03:41 PM
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5. Dershowitz ain't Dershowbiz in Norway.
;-)
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 03:42 PM
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6. What a great good will ambassador.
:sarcasm:
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 06:03 PM
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7. One point...
Could it be that the universities were objecting not to Dershowitz himself, let alone to Jews, but to the involvement of the 'International Christian Embassy Jerusalem': presumably a Christian Zionist organization?

As regards Kaare Willoch: there are other sources besides Dershowitz for his having said that "It does not look too promising, he (President Obama) has chosen a chief of staff who is Jewish." This - assuming that it was translated correctly - was an antisemitic remark, whatever else he may have said. (By the way, Willoch is a Conservative and free-market supporter, who spent much of his career aggressively attacking Labour Party personalities and policies. Once again, the stereotype that antisemitism is a left-wing phenomenon is contradicted.)

I love Norway, where I have professional connections, and have been there several times. I certainly don't regard it as an antisemitic country, but, as with every country, including the UK and USA, there are *some* antisemites there.

Which part of Norway are you from?


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Lithos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 11:47 PM
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8. Locking per I/P guidelines
Subject of post and Title of Article do not agree.

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