Dershowitz despises J Street for precisely the reason younger Jews, members of Congress, frustrated Israelis, and the Obama administration welcome it. It represents a new kind of pro-Israel activism, and Dershowitz is old school.
In the face of allegations that it used live ammunition on unarmed protesters, and following inconsistent statements from soldiers, Israeli Defense Forces have launched an investigation into the shooting deaths of two Palestinian teenagers.
Much is heard of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but the story of the determined, long-term nonviolent resistance of many Palestinian villagers to the loss of their lands, striking as it may be, is seldom told.
Palestinians from all wakes of life have been stunned and disappointed by Abbas, who withdrew support for a vote in the U.N. Human Rights Council to have the Goldstone report sent to the General Assembly.