Alan M. Dershowitz, Gatestone Institute

Alan M. Dershowitz

Gatestone Institute

Cambridge, MA, United States

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Past articles by Alan:

Impeachers Searching for New Crimes

The search for the perfect impeachable offense against President Trump is reminiscent of overzealous prosecutors who target the defendant first and then search for the crime with which to charge him. Or to paraphrase the former head of the Soviet secret → Read More

The Dangerous Stalinism of the “Woke” Hard-Left

For Stalinist and "wokers," there is no uncertainty or fallibility. If they believe someone is guilty, he must be. Why do we need a cumbersome process for determining guilt? The identities of the accuser and accused are enough. → Read More

Open Letter to The New Yorker Exposes False Allegations

If it repeats these false accusations, without confronting the accusers directly, The New Yorker will have done precisely what judges and others have condemned: namely using the judicial process as both a sword and a shield for false accusations. → Read More

J’accuse — The New Yorker Is Trying to Silence Me

he New Yorker picked on the wrong innocent victim, because I have the will and resources to fight back against the falsehoods he is directing at me and those who want to hear my voice. The truth is my weapon in this war of words, and the truth is unequivocally on my side. → Read More

Acosta’s Resignation May Result in More Losses for Prosecutors

In the post-Acosta world, prosecutors will bring cases to trial even if the likelihood of a conviction is questionable, as it was in the Epstein case. The result of this change will be more trials, more crowded courtroom dockets and fewer convictions. That is not good for defendants, victims or for the rule of law. → Read More

Acosta's Resignation May Result in More Losses for Prosecutors

Experienced lawyers with whom I have discussed the case -- both prosecutors and defense attorneys -- worry that the thumb of media and political pressure will be placed on the scales of justice when it comes to the exercise of prosecutorial discretion → Read More

Dershowitz: Author Michael Wolff fictionalized my dinner with Trump

His new book makes up a story about me that reads more like bad fiction than real journalism. → Read More

Dershowitz: With 'Mideast Marshall plan,' Abbas can help — or hurt — Palestinians

The bottom line is if Palestinian leaders were to accept the proposed plan, they could quickly improve the quality of life of their people. → Read More

The Palestinians Miss Yet Another Opportunity

The Palestinians should send a delegation to Bahrain and participate in the meetings. They can make their demands and propose changes in the U.S. plan. There is no good reason for them not to participate. They can object to what President Trump has done and even demand that it be undone, but their objections will have no credibility if they continue to be no-shows. → Read More

Trump's ambassador is right on Israel's annexation. His posturing, pro-Palestinian critics are wrong

David Friedman is right: International law supports Israel retaining some of the West Bank. I should know – I helped draft it → Read More

Dershowitz: Why did Mueller team distort Trump attorney's voicemail?

The public must be told who approved the decision to remove important words from the special counsel report. → Read More

Alan Dershowitz: Why is Paul Manafort off to Rikers? Prepare to be shocked (and outraged)

The decision to move Paul Manafort to the dangerous hell hole that is New York City’s Rikers Island seems abusive and possibly illegal. → Read More

Netanyahu Should Talk to European Nationalists

The nationalist leaders of central and eastern Europe are a mixed picture when it comes to Israel. They strongly support Jewish nationalism, Zionism, and the nation state of the Jewish people. But their attitude toward Jews and the Holocaust is often highly questionable. → Read More

Dershowitz: Supreme Court could overrule an unconstitutional impeachment

The president is not above the law, but neither is Congress, whose members take an oath to support, not subvert, the Constitution. → Read More

Dershowitz: Shame on Robert Mueller for exceeding his role

I cannot imagine a plausible reason why he suggested that the president might be guilty. → Read More

It is Not Surprising to See an Increase in Jew-hatred in Western Europe

None of this is to deny Israel's imperfections or the criticism it justly deserves for some of its policies. But these imperfections and deserved criticism cannot even begin to explain, must less justify, the disproportionate hatred directed against the only nation-state of the Jewish people and the disproportionate silence regarding the far greater imperfections and deserved criticism of other… → Read More

Why is The New York Times Trying to Abort the Trump Peace Plan?

If the editors of The New York Times refuse to separate opinion and analysis from hard reporting, every reader has an obligation to make that separation for herself or himself. Bear this in mind when you read The New York Times. → Read More

Alan Dershowitz: The indictment of Assange endangers press freedom

All civil libertarians regardless of party should be concerned about the indictment of Julian Assange. → Read More

Alan Dershowitz: Are congressional investigations of Trump the new McCarthyism?

All civil libertarians today should be concerned about abuses of power by congressional committees. → Read More

War Crime! Placing a Note in the Western Wall

Declaring the Western Wall to be illegally occupied territory is akin to declaring the Vatican, Mecca or other religious, holy sites to be occupied by those who pray at them. The Western Wall is lawfully part of the nation state of the Jewish people. It will remain so as long as Israel exists. If there is to be any hope of peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the world must recognize that… → Read More