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“World-renowned author, criminal lawyer, Harvard law professor and civil rights defender Alan Dershowitz sets the tone for his support of Israel in the introduction to his new memoir, succinctly explaining the global injustice – based on unrelenting anti-Semitism – meted out against the world’s only Jewish state:
“No country faced with comparable threats can boast a better record of human rights, a higher regard for the rule of law, or greater efforts to reduce civilian casualties. Nor has any country in history contributed as much to humankind – medically, scientifically, environmentally, academically, culturally – in so short a time than has Israel in its relatively brief existence as an independent state.”
The memoir is an inspiring primer to all who advocate for Israel – especially those who support the Jewish state from a posture of liberalism: Passionate support for democracy and free speech, combined with uncompromising, often heroic opposition to bigotry in all its forms, especially anti-Semitism.”
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