Dershowitz: Israel Should Not Have to Act Alone
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a speech at Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility, April 9, 2007. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes this and other Iranian nuclear activity is part of a nuclear weapons program. Dershowitz has strongly criticized the U.S. intelligence community for its 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, in which it assessed that Iran had not yet decided whether to pursue the development of nuclear weapons. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
March 26, 2012
| Security
| Middle East and North Africa
Star criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told LIGNET in an exclusive interview that the United States and other nations should join with Israel in doing what’s necessary to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

“I hope Israel doesn’t have to attack alone,” he said. “It would have the right to attack, but it would create all kinds of potential risks, and dangers.”


Dershowitz has written and lectured extensively on Israel and Arab-Israeli relations and has been referred to as Israel’s “lead attorney in the court of public opinion.”


In 2010, he was asked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to serve as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, but declined, saying that his allegiance is to the United States.


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