Famed defense attorney and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz defended Stephen Bannon on MSNBC Tuesday, saying that there was no evidence to support the notion that he’s an anti-Semite.
Dershowitz was reacting to Sen. Harry Reid’s excoriation of President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of his campaign CEO as chief White House strategist.
“I just don’t think you should toss that phrase around casually unless there’s overwhelming evidence,” Dershowitz told MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki.
The evidence, rather, seems to run to the contrary. Dershowitz observed that Bannon has hired Jews and has had good working relations with them in the past, and has shown support for Israel.
He added that although some of Bannon’s supporters may be anti-Semitic, “you can’t always judge a person by the supporters.”
One much-condemned article published by Breitbart News while Bannon was CEO there was titled, “Bill Kristol, Renegade Jew.” But was actually written by a Jewish author, David Horowitz.
Turning to social media, Dershowitz observed that “most of the anti-Semitic tweets come from the hard-left” — not from hard conservatives.
For example, the law professor said that Black Lives Matter “has become an anti-Semitic group by putting in their program that Israel — and only Israel — is a genocidal apartheid country. That’s anti-Semitic.”
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