Dershowitz Responds After College Paper Writes He Has 'Blood on His Hands' for Support of Israel
On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Alan Dershowitz reacted to an op-ed in the University of California, Berkeley student newspaper that accused him of having “blood on his his hands” and being “culpable for the perpetuation of … [Israeli] atrocities.”
Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus, said he tried to responding in the school paper, but they "absolutely, categorically" refused to print his reply to the op-ed.
"The Daily Cal, as many college newspapers today, are totally one-sided," Dershowitz said. "You can say whatever you want about people like me if I'm pro-Israel. I don't get to respond."
He warned that this censoring of other points of view is happening on university campuses across the country.
Ainsley Earhardt pointed out that Dershowitz has a platform to respond - as he did with an op-ed in the Washington Examiner - but most people don't have a platform to push back against such allegations.
"And then people believe it," Dershowitz said. "And that's how they're miseducating the future leaders of America."
He pointed out that a student group at Princeton University tried to get a speech by Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely canceled, because they didn't like what she had to say.
"They only want to hear one perspective," Dershowitz said, adding that there are also problems with the administration at many universities.
"They don't trust the students to make judgments about speakers," he said. "They have to have committees making censorship decisions [about] who gets heard and who doesn't get heard."