Comparing Hamas to Al-Qaeda, Dershowitz argued that there is no distinction between the so-called military and political wings of the organizations, saying, "The official policy of Hamas, like that of al Qaeda, is the mass murder of civilians. The decision to employ that policy was made by its so-called 'political' leaders."
"Under any reasonable standard," he concluded, "Israeli policy with regard to the targeted assassinations of 'ticking-bomb terrorists' does not deserve the kind of condemnation it is receiving. Any democracy facing threats to its civilian population comparable to those faced by Israel would respond in much the same way Israel is now responding to the terrorism being conducted by Hamas and other terrorist groups," wrote the Felix Frankfurter professor of law at Harvard Law School.
Dershowitz is also the author of a recent book, "The Case for Israel," which addresses and refutes over 30 of the most grievous allegations made against the Jewish state by its critics.