L’AVOCAT DE LA TORTURE ALAN DERSHOWITZ CONVAINC OBAMA D’EMPECHER UN DISCOURS DE JIMMY CARTER À LA CONVENTION DÉMOCRATE

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Dershowitz notes role keeping Carter from DNC podium

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Alan Dershowitz says he helped convince Barack Obama to keep Jimmy Carter from speaking at the Democratic National Convention.

« I pushed him very hard to make that decision, » Dershowitz said in an interview with Shalom TV. « Barack Obama had to make a choice between his Jewish supporters and his anti-Israel supporters like Jimmy Carter, and he did not choose Jimmy Carter. And that was an embarrassment for Jimmy Carter and a show of disrespect. »

« It was a good decision, a wise decision, a moral decision, » the Harvard Law professor added.

Carter did appear in the convention hall, but he did not make any remarks from the podium. A video of the former president helping with Katrina relief was shown at the Denver gathering.

In the interview, Dershowitz also said he believes that Obama’s support in the pro-Palestinian community could make it easier to advance the peace process.

« The fact that there are some in the pro-Palestinian community who like him may be a positive thing—that he can reach out to both communities and be an honest broker who, without compromising Israel’s security, can facilitate a kind of peace that will be both in the best interests of Israel and the best interests of the Palestinian people, » Dershowitz said. « I have a high level of confidence, not perfect confidence but a high level of confidence, that he will do the right thing. »

Dershowitz also said he was not interested in working in an Obama administration because « I want to keep my own independent views independent. »

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