As the debate continues over the Obama administration’s handling of the U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements, there are signs it is causing a divide within the Democratic Party. “Electile Dysfunction” author and Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz weighs in on the political fallout from the Obama administration’s handling of Israel.
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“[The New York Times] has a story today saying only right-wing Jews condemn [Secretary of State] Kerry. Hey, I’m a left-wing liberal Jew, [U.S. Senator from New York] Schumer is a liberal Jew – you know, they just make up the news,” Dershowitz told the FOX Business Network’s Sandra Smith.
When asked if the issue of Israel was foreshadowing a divide within the Democratic Party, Dershowitz responded, “It does, and if they now appoint [Minnesota Rep.] Keith Ellison, who worked with [Nation of Islam leader] Farrakhan, to be chairman of the DNC you’re going to see a lot of people leave.”
Dershowitz then issued a stern warning to the Democratic Party.
“I’m going to tell you right here on this show and this is news, if they appoint Keith Ellison to be chairman of the Democratic Party, I will resign my membership to the Democratic Party after 50 years of being a loyal Democrat.”
According to Dershowitz, he will support some individual Democratic candidates, but has concerns about the state of the Democratic Party.
“I will still vote my conscience and mostly I’ll vote for Democrats, but I will not be a member of a party that represents itself through a chairman like Keith Ellison and through policies like that espoused by John Kerry and Barack Obama.”