Prof.Alan Dershowitz happens to be the wrong kind of Jew for these Norwegians, they only like to listen to anti-Israel Jews, like Norman Finklestein, Avi Shlaim, Illan Pappe etc.. They, that being the politicians and academy, couldn’t stand to hear a different point of view even if it were presented to them free of charge by the ICEJ.
So much for Norwegian academia and the freedom of discourse and exchange of ideas, apparently they have all the facts they need and they’re not interested in any more discussion. KGS
NOTE: The picture is of NTNU’s faculty that hosted an Israel-Palestinian “peace” seminar last year that included guest speakers notoriously anti-Israel. Here’s the list of posts on NTNU and the academic misfits that comprise its staff.
Free Dershowitz lectures rejected by Norwegian PM, FM and elite Universities.
Idag brings us a fascinating story on The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and their unique offer to bring international Law expert and top Harvard Law School lecturer Alan Dershowitz to give free lectures, breakfast conferences to Norwegian leading politicians and elite institutions.
The generous offer was directed to our Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, as well as the Universities of Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.
To their great dismay (and let me just assure that to my great dismay too) the offer was turned down.
According to Dag Øyvind Juliussen at the ICEJ, this is astonishing and can only be logically explained with an anti-Israel policy.
He also says:
We are saddened that our top politicians who have engaged so strongly with the ME conflict have turned down this offer. We think that they would have benefitted from a meeting with Prof. Dershowitz.
We thought that a professor from Harvard Law School would be of interest for the universities in Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen and offered them a lecture with Dershowitz on Israel and International Law. None of them wanted the guest lecture by Alan Dershowitz. The Dean of the University of Bergen did welcome Dershowitz on condition that he did not talk about the ME conflict.