By: John Boonstra on July 01, 2009 Really, Alan Dershowitz? The very idea of the UN Council conducting an “independent” or objective investigation of Israel is preposterous. It would be as if an all white Mississippi court were investigating a black man’s self-defense in response to years of lynchings by whites and limiting its investigation to the event following the lynchings. Comparing the situation in Palestine to the Holocaust is not okay. But neither is calling an independent UN investigation, led by a veteran dismantler of South African apartheid, whom even the slimy Dershowitz calls “a good man,” the equivalent of a racist court that protected whites from prosecution for lynchings. And, if I recall my American history, I don’t believe African-Americans in the South had quite the recourse to military power as does the state of Israel.