Alan M. Dershowitz • December 28, 2023 at 5:00 am
of the protests that now demand a unilateral ceasefire -- including the
attempts to shut down Christmas celebrations -- are orchestrated by some of the
same radical groups that organized the pro-Hamas demonstrations before Israel
went into Gaza.
and protests by groups such as the Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish
Voice for Peace or the National Lawyers Guild seem anything but spontaneous and
grassroots responses to "Israel's military actions in Gaza." They are
not demonstrations against what Israel does; they are protests against what
Israel is, namely the democratic nation-state of the Jewish people.
that these protests began before Israel counterattacked
against Hamas. They were in full bloom on October 8, even while the bodies of
1,200 murdered Israelis, including babies burned alive, were still being
gathered and counted, and the roughly 240 hostages taken by Hamas to Gaza identified.
protests are exclusively anti-Israel, anti-American, pro-Hamas, and
are the calls for anything that would actually help the Palestinians or make
their lives better: freedom of speech, equal justice under the law, freedom of
the press, better job opportunities, and an end to government corruption and
when you watch an anti-Israel demonstration on television, please understand
who is behind it and what are their ultimate goals, because the next target is
American democracy -- and you.