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Opinion Editorials, April 2011
Zionist Advocate Alan Deshowitz!
You're Not Welcome in Norway or Anywhere
By Gilad Atzmon
Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, April 11, 2011
In a recent article, notorious Zionist Alan Dershowitz reveals the scale of rejection he faced on his recent visit to Norway:
Ahead of his visit to the country, Dershowitz’ lectures were offered (without any charge) at the three leading Norwegian universities. These universities, who on earlier occasions had been happy to host Harvard Scholar Stephen Walt and Israeli historian Ilan Pappe, clearly said ‘no’ to Dershowitz.
The Dean of the Law Faculty at Bergen University told Dershowitz that he would be honoured to have him present a lecture on the O.J. Simpson case -- as long as he was willing to promise not to mention Israel.
I guess that the message was clear -- while the Dean of the Law Faculty thought that his students may benefit from learning about the legal advocacy of a ‘single murder suspect’ -- he probably could not see any academic justification in educating them about the possible defense of a ‘murderous collective’ i.e. the Jewish State.
An administrator at the Trondheim school said that Israel was too ‘controversial.’ That is surely the most polite way possible to refer to a racist expansionist terrorist state -- The University of Oslo simply said "no" without offering any excuse.
But then the shekel dropped: “It was then”, writes Dershowitz, “that I realized why all this happened. At all of the Norwegian universities, there have been efforts to enact academic and cultural boycotts of Jewish Israeli academics.”
Did I miss something here? Dershowitz is not exactly even an Israeli -- he is, actually, an American Jew – so why should he regard himself as a ‘victim’ of the academic and cultural boycotts of ‘Jewish Israeli academics’?
I guess though, that Dershowitz grasps the inevitable truth here: the boycott against Israel is ethically driven -- It obviously identifies Dershowitz and other Jewish lobbyists as an extension of the Israeli crime, and vice versa.
Seemingly, humanity and humanists are making an intensive effort to purify our cultural landscape of any traces of Zionist ideology and Zionist advocates: It is not just Israeli academics that we oppose -- it is actually people who are affiliated with any form of Jewish supremacist ideology. Dershowitz can be assured that Jews and even Israelis are more than welcome in Norway -- as long as they do not represent the Jewish State and its policies.
As you may have expected though, Dershowitz could not leave the scene without trying to dig up some ‘dirt’ – he found out that Trond Andresen (an assistant professor at Trondheim who was amongst the leaders of the cultural Boycott of Israeli academics) had, on an earlier occasion, written that ‘there is something immensely self-satisfied and self-centered at the tribal mentality that is so prevalent among Jews.’
Apparently, Adresen's words were taken out of context (as he himself explains here.)
Yet the most obvious fact here is that there surely is something ‘immensely self-satisfied’, ‘self-centered’ and tribally obsessed about Dershowitz himself: and since Dershowitz insists on representing Jewish interests on every possible platform (that would be lame enough to allow him to do so), Dershowitz should also be aware of the bad impression he gives of the Jewish people as a collective.
“This line of talk—directed at Jews, not Israel—is apparently acceptable among many in Norway's elite,” complains Dershowitz.
One should remind the dull Zionist American lawyer that Israel does actually specifically define itself as the ‘Jewish State’, and therefore if Dershowitz wants others to differentiate between “Israel’ and the ‘Jews’ -- he might also be kind enough to advise us where the demarcation line between the two begins and ends: where for instance does ‘Israel’ end and the ‘Jews’ start? Or more precisely, where exactly does ‘Israel’ end, and where does ‘Dershowitz’ start?
The world we are living in is becoming increasingly aware of the destructive power of Zionism. It is also becoming more and more aware of the role of the Jewish lobbies, and of their powers within the media. The world we are living in is becoming allergic to Dershowitz, and for a damn good reason.
‘Jews you're not welcome here’ was Dershowitz’s interpretation of his rejection in Norway.
He was obviously wrong. The clear, direct and unmistakable message was, ‘Dershowitz you're not welcome here.’
But it goes further -- sooner than you think, Dershowitz won’t be welcome anywhere.
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