Alan in Wonderland

Alan Dershowitz at the AIPAC annual conference calls Gen. Petraeus a bigot and tells him to ‘put up or shut up’. (In Yiddish it apparently means ‘support our troops’). If last year it was the BDS campaign that had the lobby riled, it appears this year it is the shattering of the taboo on Israel’s strategic costs to the US. There’s cause for modest celebration. Even Clinton failed to read entirely from the script. David Horovitz of Jerusalem post notes:  ‘But there was no escaping the sense that she was trying to deliver a wake-up call to an Israel perceived by this administration, to some extent at least, as blundering intransigently toward disaster.’


Author: Idrees Ahmad

I am a Lecturer in Digital Journalism at the University of Stirling and a former research fellow at the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies. I am the author of The Road to Iraq: The Making of a Neoconservative War (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). I write for The Observer, The Nation, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Al Jazeera, Dissent, The National, VICE News, Huffington Post, In These Times, Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), Adbusters, Guernica, London Review of Books (Blog), The New Arab, Bella Caledonia, Asia Times, IPS News, Medium, Political Insight, The Drouth, Canadian Dimension, Tanqeed, Variant, etc. I have appeared as an on-air analyst on Al Jazeera, the BBC, TRT World, RAI TV, Radio Open Source with Christopher Lydon, Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and several Pacifica Radio channels.

2 thoughts on “Alan in Wonderland”

  1. Here he is mouthing off against the mild-mannered J-Street. The guy clearly loves the sound of his own pontificating.

    “You can’t be pro-Israel and invite Brzezinski”

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