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Dershowitz on Obama: ‘He Should Be Ashamed Of Himself’

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Alan Dershowitz criticized former President Barack Obama for his recent comments on Israel, suggesting that Obama’s criticism stems from a deep hatred for Israel.

Dershowitz claimed that Obama had never been supportive of Israel and that his true feelings are now coming out since he is no longer president.

Dershowitz accused Obama of contributing to the problem and encouraging anti-Semitic and anti-Israel attitudes.

FBN host Maria Bartiromo asked Dershowitz, “Do you think Obama understands what his words have meant?”

“I think so,” Dershowitz answered.

“I think he always had a deep hatred of Israel in his heart. He hid it very well.” claimed Dershowitz.

“He called me to the Oval Office, and he said Alan, you know I have Israel’s back.” Dershowtiz told Bartiromo.

Dershowtiz explained that he “didn’t know he (Obama) had a target on it. He has never been supportive of Israel. And finally…his true feelings have come out now that he’s no longer president, doesn’t have to be elected.”

He goes on to accuse Obama of “contributing enormously to the problem because he is respected among young people,”

“If he says the occupation is unbearable and that anything can be done to stop it, he is asking people to engage in their antisemitic, anti-Israel and anti-American attitudes,” claimed Dershowitz.

“He should be ashamed of himself. He should apologize,” insisted the longtime lawyer.

Obama’s Remarks On Israel

Former President Barack Obama spoke at the Obama Foundation’s Democracy Forum, addressing the Israel-Hamas conflict.

He called for a two-state solution and an end to the “occupation,” without specifying which occupation he meant.

Obama expressed the need for a durable peace based on genuine security for Israel, recognition of its right to exist, and self-determination for the Palestinian people.

“All of this is taking place against the backdrop of decades of failure to achieve a durable peace for both Israelis and Palestinians,” he said.

“One that is based on genuine security for Israel, a recognition of its right to exist, and a peace that is based on an end of the occupation and the creation of a viable state and self-determination for the Palestinian people.”

He acknowledged the difficulty of remaining dispassionate in the face of the ongoing violence and emphasized the moral reckoning it forces upon everyone.

Obama also mentioned the differing viewpoints within the Obama Foundation on the issue.

“Now, I will admit, it is impossible to be dispassionate in the face of this carnage,” Obama said Thursday. “It is hard to feel hopeful. The images of families mourning, of bodies being pulled from rubble, force a moral reckoning on all of us.”

“We’ve had to sort through our anguish, our outrage, our fears and our differences on the issues,” he said. “I had a conversation with a group of you around this issue, and you were passionate and pushed me around some of the public statements I’d made.”

“And the issue is not a wish for different outcomes – an end to the killing, peaceful coexistence between two sovereign and free peoples – but rather different assessments of the path that we need to take in order to get there.”

While the United States officially supports Israel’s right to self-defense, President Biden has expressed support for a humanitarian “pause” in the conflict.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes a pause, citing concerns about Hamas regrouping.

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