Alan Dershowitz is a sensible voice, but his claim of double standards when professors call for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions doesn’t hold up (“Israel and the myopic BDS movement,” Op-ed, Dec. 27). The United States is not close friends with many other human rights violators and sometimes threatens or fights wars against them.
Contrast Israel and its occupation of Palestinian territory. Israel, instead of experiencing a chill in its dealings with the United States, enjoys full commercial relations and gains substantial military aid. The Israeli prime minister receives a standing ovation in Congress.