Image: LIGNET: Israel Should Not Have to Go It Alone, Dershowitz Says
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a speech at Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility in April of 2007. Attorney Alan Dershowitz strongly criticizes the U.S. intelligence community for its 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, in which it wrote that Iran had not decided whether to pursue the development of nuclear weapons. (AFP/Getty Images)

LIGNET: Israel Should Not Have to Go It Alone, Dershowitz Says

Monday, 26 Mar 2012 12:16 PM


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Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells LIGNET in an exclusive interview that the United States and other nations should join with Israel in doing what’s necessary to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

“I hope Israel doesn’t have to attack alone,” Dershowitz says. “It would have the right to attack, but it would create all kinds of potential risks, and dangers.”

Dershowitz, who has written and lectured extensively on Israel and Arab-Israeli relations, has been referred to as Israel’s “lead attorney in the court of public opinion.” In 2010, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to serve as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, but he declined, saying that his allegiance is to the United States.

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Catholic Church Walks Fine Line in Cuba
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba today to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, an icon venerated by Cuban Catholics.

But in the days before the Pope’s arrival, controversy has erupted over the decision of Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega y Alamino to evict anti-Castro dissidents from a church where they had peacefully assembled to protest the regime. Some have accused Ortega and the Catholic Church in Cuba of collaborating with the Castro regime. Is this fair?

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