Corus Radio Network | 07Jan2009 | Orest Slepokura
To Charles Adler, on the Corus Radio Network:

RE: Dersh dishing the dirt

When Professor Allan Dershowitz (on your program today) stoops to smearing Robert Fisk, who had included several chapters in his book Pity the Nation documenting the Nazi Holocaust, as a "neo-Nazi," it's a telltale sign the Harvard prof is in a truly frantic state of mind in order to have to fall back on such a crude ad hominem.  By contrast, we have here a rational, scientific study that examines facts in CSI fashion and avoids any smear-mongering; it does not need to. Quote:

"[Overwhelmingly, it is] Israel that kills first after a pause in the conflict: 79% of all conflict pauses were interrupted when Israel killed a Palestinian, while only 8% were interrupted by Palestinian attacks (the remaining 13% were interrupted by both sides on the same day). In addition, we found that this pattern -- in which Israel is more likely than Palestine to kill first after a conflict pause -- becomes more pronounced for longer conflict pauses. Indeed, of the 25 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than a week, Israel unilaterally interrupted 24, or 96%, and it unilaterally interrupted 100% of the 14 periods of nonviolence lasting longer than 9 days."
- Nancy Kanwisher, Johannes Haushofer, & Anat Biletzki - "Reigniting Violence: How do Cease-fires end?"
- - January 06/09.

Kindest regards (Look, Ma! No ad hominem!),
Orest Slepokura