World famous attorney Alan Dershowitz has made a name covering celebrities in the court of law. Now something of a celebrity himself, “Dersh” is releasing a new memoir, Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law, recounting his trials and tribulations, plus the many high-profile encounters he’s had over the years.
Well known for his staunch defense of Israel in the court of public opinion, Dershowitz has had entree into the halls of power in that country for some time. Of meeting current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Dershowitz, who was one of the lawyers who represented O.J. Simpson during his homicide trial, tells how he was caught off guard by the PM’s most pressing question (as retold by The New York Post):
“There’s something I’ve been meaning to ask you,” the prime minister of Israel asked him one day. “Did O.J. do it?”
Dershowitz was taken aback. “So, Mr. Prime Minister, does Israel have nuclear weapons?”
“You know I can’t answer that,” Bibi said. Dershowitz looked back at him and said, “Aha!” and they both laughed.
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