Video: Dershowitz – Psychiatrists Trying To Declare Trump Is Unstable Is What They Did In Soviet Russia

Video:  Dershowitz: Psychiatrists Trying to Declare Trump Is Unstable Is What They Did in Soviet Russia


“Democrat attorney Alan Dershowitz lashed out at the far left psychiatrists who are attempting to impeach President Trump for being crazy. Dershowitz compares it to what they did and do in Soviet Russia, China and communist regimes.”

The Latest Anti-Trump Liberal Weapon: Accusing Their Critics of “Racism”

The top priority of liberals is to remove our free speech rights.

Alan M. Dershowitz:

In addition to falsely accusing their political enemies of criminal conduct, some extremists, who are determined to see Donald Trump indicted, have come up with a new weapon: accusing those who disagree with them of “racism.”

It began when I said in public what every experienced criminal lawyer was thinking in private:

“The second one [grand jury] is important because of where it is. It gives the prosecutor the power to indict in the District of Columbia, which is a district that is heavily Democratic, and would have a jury pool very unfavorable to Trump and the Trump administration. So it gives the prosecutor a tremendous tactical advantage… The District of Columbia is always solidly Democratic and has an ethnic and racial composition which may be very unfavorable to the Trump administration…”

I did not say that the residents of the District of Columbia would be consciously unfair to indicted Trump associates, or that Black juries are more biased than white jurors. I merely observed — as the Supreme Court, the NAACP, the ACLU and all experienced lawyers have noted — that life experiences matter in jury selection and deliberation. It matters whether a jury pool is largely comprised of Democrats or Republicans, Blacks or whites, poor or wealthy. If it didn’t matter, our legal system would not go to such lengths to assure diversity in jury pools. This is an uncontroversial observation, but nothing is uncontroversial in the divisive political climate in which we live today.

So people who know better have deliberately distorted my point in order to argue that what I observed was racist. It began with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who dilutes the powerful term “racism” by tossing it around as promiscuously as rap singers toss around “motherf***er” Here is what she said:

“What he [Dershowitz] is saying is ‘all of those black people are there and they don’t like Trump and so he’s not going to get a fair trial and so they should take it out of that jurisdiction. It shouldn’t be there to begin with.’ I don’t like that, and I’m surprised that Alan Dershowitz is talking like that. We will not stand for it. We will push back against that because that is absolutely racist.”

No one was particularly surprised, or in any way influenced, by her crying “racist” once again. If I had said the opposite of what I said — namely that race doesn’t matter in jury selection — she would have called me a racist as well.

But people were surprised when the writer Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine and the lawyer Richard Painter jumped on Waters’s bigoted bandwagon. Lithwick called my observation a racial “dog whistle.” She also characterized me — a lifelong Democrat who voted for and contributed to Hillary Clinton — as a “Trump Apologist.” I am an apologist only for civil liberties and racial equality, not for a candidate against whom I voted.

Painter was even more direct — and in my opinion unethical — when he described my empirical observation (with which I am sure he privately agrees) as “racist B.S.” and “race baiting.” He mendaciously accused me of a “disgusting… attack on a member of Congress,” without mentioning that I was responding to a disgusting attack by Congresswoman Waters, in which she falsely accused me of racism. But Painter, who purports to be an “ethics” lawyer, places a low premium on truth, legal ethics and basic decency…

The civil liberties of all Americans are at stake. I will not be silenced by false and unethical charges of racism from people who are deliberately distorting my views for partisan political purposes. I will respond and expose their bias, bigotry and mendacity, because the issues are too important to be left in the hands of partisan extremists.  GateStoneInstitue

Alan Dershowitz: Israel Does Not Cause Anti-Semitism

Dershowitz nailed it on ant-Semitism.

In a recent letter to the New York Times, the current Earl of Balfour, Roderick Balfour, argued that it is Israel’s fault that there is “growing anti-Semitism around the world.” Balfour, who is a descendent of Arthur Balfour, the British Foreign Secretary who wrote the Balfour Declaration a hundred years ago, wrote the following: “the increasing inability of Israel to address [the condition of Palestinians], coupled with the expansion into Arab territory of the Jewish settlements, are major factors in growing anti-Semitism around the world.” He argued further that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “owes it to the millions of Jews around the world” who suffer anti-Semitism, to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.

This well-intentioned but benighted view is particularly ironic in light of the fact that the Balfour Declaration had, as one of its purposes, to end anti-Semitism around the world by creating a homeland for the Jewish people. But now the scion of Lord Balfour is arguing that it is Israel that is causing anti-Semitism.

Roderick Balfour’s views are simply wrong both as a matter of fact and as a matter of morality. Anyone who hates Jews “around the world” because they disagree with the policy of Israel would be ready to hate Jews on the basis of any pretext. Modern day anti-Semites, unlike their forbearers, need to find excuses for their hatred, and anti-Zionism has become the excuse de jure.

To prove the point, let us consider other countries: has there been growing anti-Chinese feelings around the world as the result of China’s occupation of Tibet? Is there growing hatred of Americans of Turkish background because of Turkey’s unwillingness to end the conflict in Cypress? Do Europeans of Russian background suffer bigotry because of Russia’s invasion of Crimea? The answer to all these questions is a resounding no. If Jews are the only group that suffers because of controversial policies by Israel, then the onus lies on the anti-Semites rather than on the nation state of the Jewish people. GatestoneInstitute

Prof. Alan Dershowitz On The Middle East

Dershowitz:  “In my opinion, when the Palestinians want a state more than they want Israel to cease to exist, they will get a state.”

Settlements Not An Obstacle 

In a conference session entitled “Israel’s Global Standing” chaired by Reuters Jerusalem bureau chief Luke Baker, Dershowitz had more to say on the chances of the peace process during a Trump presidency. “I don’t agree with John Kerry that the settlements annihilate the prospect of peace. If you look at the map – 99% of the settlements are so close to the borders of Israel that it only requires a few by-pass roads, a few super-highways, to solve this. In my opinion, when the Palestinians want a state more than they want Israel to cease to exist, they will get a state.” Globes

UN Resolutions & BDS Movement

Asked whether he thought that Obama would carry out his threat not to impose a veto on a UN Security Council resolution giving Israel an ultimatum on negotiations with the Palestinians, Dershowitz said, “What most concerns me about UN resolutions is that they encourage the Palestinians to think that they can attain a reality of two states without making painful decisions around the negotiating table. Palestinian leaders have told me that their lives have become much more difficult because of the activity of the BDS movement. Ask yourselves why. It’s much harder for Palestinian leaders to say ‘We’ll meet the Israelis in Ramallah, in Jerusalem’ if their public believes that decisions on the future of the Middle East can be made in Geneva and Washington. Globes

Dershowitz: Obama Legacy Close to that of Neville Chamberlain

Dershowitz who twice voted for President Barack Obama blamed him for bringing down world order. “His legacy will be close to that of Neville Chamberlain,” he said, adding that Obama had alienated every country in the Middle East except Iran. “It’s been a disaster,” declared Dershowitz when discussing Obama’s foreign policy. “There is a great failure in the world order.”

He also termed the United Nations “an absolute disaster,” charging it with preventing rather than promoting peace. If it was up to him the UN would be abolished, he said. “It’s done more harm than good.” JPost

Obama’s Middle East Achievement 

Obama succeeded – and this is an amazing, unique achievement – to make the entire Middle East hate him. The Israelis hate him, the Palestinians hate him, the Egyptians hate him. Only in one country do they like him: Iran, and that’s some achievement. Globes

Aleppo

Gold, a recent director-general of the Foreign Ministry, who still remains close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that there is no concern in Israel about the Trump administration becoming hostile to or taking steps against Israel. The president-elect’s team and the prime minister’s team have good relations, he said.

Both Gold and Dershowitz voiced concern over world indifference to what is now happening in Aleppo. Gold was ambassador to the United Nations in the 1990s and he recalled that it was a period of anguish over genocide in Rwanda and Srebrenica, and the determination was that the UN must make sure that such outbursts would not occur again. “What is occurring now in Aleppo is not just mass murder,” said Gold. The Shi’ites are being moved out and the Sunnis are being brought in from all over the Middle East. One thing the new secretary of state has to do is to bring back world order.” JPost