Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz is furious at what he is seeing not only out of Israel, but here in America: "Nobody could have imagined this: raping Jewish women, killing Jewish babies, and Harvard law students are supporting it!...These are our future leaders!" Dershowitz joins Glenn to explain what he believes the US and Israel must do next in order to make sure an attack like this never happens again: "This will never end unless there is regime change in Iran." Dershowitz also calls out former president Barack Obama for not speaking out in support of Israel and explains why he believes that "this is a direct attack on the United States."
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GLENN: Alan, I thought of you all weekend.
And every Jew, on the planet, this weekend. Especially those directly in the line of fire, in Israel.
Welcome to the program.
ALAN: Well, thanks, it was just ten days ago, or so. That I had a three-hour dinner with Benjamin Netanyahu. And we talked about all of the threats that Israel was facing.
But nobody could imagine this. Raping. Raping Jewish children. Killing Jewish babies. And Harvard Law students are supporting it. Harvard Law students are supporting it.
A group of about 30 Harvard organizations have supported Hamas and said, this is all the blame of Israel.
We're being raped, is the fault of Israel.
Barack Obama hasn't said, an F-ing word about this.
You can imagine if -- if this were directed against any other minority. The president of Harvard hasn't said a word about this.
The president of Yale. There's a demonstration today of Yale students.
University of New York, law school students.
Put all the blame for this on Israel.
These are our future leaders. These are the people today, who are being educated to become the heads of our legislative, executive, and judicial branch.
The heads of the New York Times. We are in a country in moral crisis. When you get our future leaders, defending rapists and murderers, and putting the blame on innocent people who just went to a concert. But let's remember where the real focus is.
The real villain here is Iran.
Iran put them up to it. We all know from Wall Street Journal reporting, that there were meetings in a Lebanon. In which Iran gave them the green light. Told them to go forward.
And this will never end, unless this regime changes in Iran.
And the first step they should take. It's for the United States and Israel, together, with the fleet that is now approaching. The east and Mediterranean.
To destroy Iran's nuclear reactor. They cannot come out of this thing.
Iran. Must come out of this thing, losing its most valuable weapon. The numerics.
The United States and Israel. And Saudi Arabia, all would like to see Iran's nuclear arsenal destroyed.
This is the time to do it. Because the world will finally understand, that Iran is behind all this.
And that, you know, Hamas and Hezbollah are puppets.
Mere surrogates that just do the bidding of this horrible, horrible Nazi regime. In Iran.
That will never be satisfied with the two-state solution. With the end of the occupation.
They want Israel wiped off the map. And every single Israeli Jew murdered. And if there was ever, ever proof of that.
It's this horrible genocide. More people who killed this weekend. More Jews were killed than during Kristallnacht.
And we keep forgetting that Harvard. Places like Harvard were a center of Nazi support during the 1930s.
Harvard university welcomed Nazis. Gave them honorary degrees.
GLENN: Columbia university did the same.
ALAN: Same. And Italian fascists too. Named the Italian center in support of Mussolini. So do not count on American academic institutions.
They produce our leaders. That's a problem, not a solution.
GLENN: So Alan, I -- I -- I -- I hate to say it.
But I think that America is -- you're right. We're in a moral crisis right now. How you can watch this, and not be pissed, horrified at what you saw.
But I believe -- now, Stu said it would take a few days or maybe even a week or so. But I believe as soon as that number becomes more. People killed in Palestine than they slaughtered in Israel, I think people are going to immediately say, okay. Okay.
Now you're being a bully. No. I mean, I don't know what the number is, or how you're going to wipe this out.
But Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, those regimes have got to go. They've got to go.
Or you're never going to have any kind of peace.
ALAN: You're right. But already, there are people calling for a cease-fire.
With almost a thousand Israelis, maybe even more murdered. And perhaps as many as 100 holding hostage. They're calling for a cease-fire.
Let them first arrange for all the hostages to be sent back. Then call for a cease-fire. But don't call for a cease-fire, while there are 100 Israelis. And some Americans.
And some people from other countries. Brits and other countries, that are being held hostage. And these are not soldiers. These are young women, babies. Holocaust survivors.
People my age. I wish I were young enough to go to Israel and fight for them.
Because this is an existential battle, not only for the survival of the nation state of the Jewish people. But for the survival of democratic western Judeo Christian values. Which are -- which are at stake here.
You know, the head mullah recently said, Israel is first. But they're not the last. Christianity is being attacked.
All over the Middle East, by radical Muslims, who will not rest until every Jew and every Christian did. Were converted.
So, you know, this is -- this is a fight for -- for the survival of everything that we believe in.
And America and Israel, not only must they stand together. But all Americans must stand together. Barack Obama has to get and up make a statement. He has to lose some friends among the Hamas people.
The squad. The evil squad must stand up in support of American and Israeli guys, but they won't. The Harvard students, the Yale students. Cities and universities there. I went to that university. I went to Brooklyn College.
It was a great place. It was a free school for children and Democrats.
Today, it's a radical hotbed of progressive woke and even communist involvement. Where everything is the fault of -- and, by the way, they don't care about Israel.
Everything is the fault of America.
We're the villains.
You know, we're the big Satan. According to the students, at the -- at the -- at the city of university of New York. Paid for by you and me.
Taxpayer. Federal and state. These are students. And faculty. And teens, that are calling for the destruction of Israel.
And, you know, the faculty, the city of the University of New York.
The faculty of the law school, unanimously voted for boycotting against Israel. That's the faculty of a major law school in New York City.
I mean, we are in a crisis of unknown dimensions.
And we have to -- we have to fight back with all of our -- we have the majority. But we are an island.
It's the hundreds of students at these major universities. That are speaking out.
The thousands and tens of thousands, who support the United States. And support Israel.
Let's remember here, this was as much an attack on the United States, as it was in Israel. The Israelis are the victims directly. But this was an attempt to try to destroy Everest. By the United States to bring about peace between the Saudis. And the United States. And Israel.
And so this is a direct attack on the United States.
GLENN: I will tell you, Alan, I am -- I am -- I am with you on everything you say on this. Israel is our closest and our best ally, I believe.
The -- there's all kinds of Biblical reasons to support Israel and stand on their side.
But I am so concerned, that our military has been so degraded. We are out of cash.
We are -- we've used seven years of our missiles. And sent them over to Ukraine.
It will take us seven years to be able to manufacture them. And get them back online.
ALAN: Now we're sending billions of dollars to the terrorist regime of Tehran.
First of all, there should immediately be a lawsuit brought by relatives of the victims, of this terror.
And Americans who were killed and captured.
Lawsuits brought to freeze the $6 billion, and use it to compensate the victims of the Iranian hostilities. There's no reason why they should be able to get 1 penny. And Secretary of State Blinken, who does he think he's fooling?
When he says, oh, this money is not going to weapons.
It's going to food.
Iran is a rich country. They don't need money to get them food and medicine.
They can afford that. A little bit away from their terrorism. And to a really humanitarian issue.
So not a single penny should be allowed to be unfrozen. And given to Iran. And we have to stop that.
Lawsuits should be brought. And I would be happy to cooperate, any such lawsuit. To freeze that money.
And to make sure that not a penny of it goes to support further terrorist attacks. When you pay $6 billion to release an American hostage, what you're simply doing is raising the price for hostage taking.
And that's been the history. I wrote a book many years ago, called why terrorism works. And the answer is very simple. Because we pay for it. We reward it. And Iran is the winner here.
They're sitting there in Tehran. And they're gloating. And they're laughing. While the Israelis and Palestinians. Mothers and children are suffering.
They don't care. Not a single Iranian has been killed in this. They're the winners. And we can't allow them to be the winners. I have an article on today's New York Post, saying that the only answer is to hold Iran completely responsible for this. And treat them, as if they were the ones who came to that art festival. And raped and murdered innocent people.
GLENN: This is one of the reasons though, why I have been voted for a Democrat.
Especially recently. The whole Iranian bill that they passed. And that Donald Trump brought back. I mean, they have -- they have lost their mind on Middle East politics in my opinion. And I know that you --
ALAN: I agree with you. No, I agree with you. But, look, I want to commend President Biden for the statement he made yesterday. It was a whole-hearted, full-throated statement in support, sending the Gerald Ford Group, an aircraft carrier, into the Middle East is a good thing. So I don't want to make this into a partisan issue.
I want Americans of all political stripes to support it, and marginalize the Barack Obamas who won't say anything.
I'll bet you Barack Obama will say something.
I mean, his people will call and say, look, you're being attacked. You're being criticized.
He'll probably make some mealy mouthed statement. But Barack Obama is one of the great villains of this peace. He called me into the Oval Office, just before his second election.
And he said, Alan, you've known me for a long time.
I was teaching students of Harvard. He said, you know I have Israel's back.
What I didn't realize, is that he was painting a target on it. And allowing Israel to be used as the scapegoat.
As he was leaving office, he gave one last present to Israel. He allowed the United Nations to declare the security counsel, with the United States vote, to declare the western wall. Holiest place of Judaism. It's something that's been part of Judaism for thousands of years, to declare that legally occupied territory. The Hadassah Hospital. The Hebrew University.
All of which, he, Barack Obama allowed to be called illegally occupied territory. Shame on them.
GLENN: Alan, best of luck.
So you know, our -- our charity. My charity is kicked into high gear. And we're doing everything we can.
And if there's anything that we can help.
ALAN: There's no better group supporting Israel today, than evangelical Christians. I don't speak on behalf of Jews or behalf of Israel. I only speak on behalf of myself.
But thank you. Thank you, evangelical Christians. Thank you, Christians of every stripe, every dimension for being so supportive of -- of Israel.
And I hope. I know you will continue to show that kind of support.
GLENN: I know I took my family, almost ten years ago, to Auschwitz.
And I told my kids to read up. They could pick anybody they wanted to pick.
They had to be one of the Righteous Among the Nations. I told them then, now is the time to tell us who we are. And we stand proudly with Israel.
And the Jewish people.