I don’t have to prove this: I was watching Dershowitz on C-Span during his Brandeis University. He actually castigated Mahmoud Abbas for refusing to “disarm Hizbullah.” And why does not Abbas disarm the Mahdi Army while you are at it, o esteemed law professor? People like him are taken as experts on the Middle East only because they are fanatic about their advocacy for Israel. This is unique to the US, I think. That people’s expertise on the Middle East (especially in government and media) is judged not on the basis of their knowledge or training, but on the basis of their fanatic advocacy for Israel. (And why does Dershowitz shout and yell when he speaks? I thought that Arabs are the ones who are stereotyped as shouters and yellers).