Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz blasted former US President Barack Obama after Obama called for an end to “Israeli occupation”.

Speaking to Fox Business in an interview, Dershowitz said, "I think he always had a deep hatred of Israel in his heart. He hid it very well. He called me to the Oval Office and he said to me, 'Alan, you've known me for a long time. You know I have Israel's back.' I didn't realize he meant to paint a target on it."

"He's never been supportive of Israel. And finally, his true feelings have come out now that he's no longer president and doesn't have to be elected," the professor continued. "He has contributed enormously to the problem because he is respected among young people. And if he says the occupation is unbearable and that anything can be done to stop it, he is encouraging people to engage in their antisemitic, anti-Israel and anti-American attitudes. He should be ashamed of himself. He should apologize, but he won't."

Dershowitz’s commentary came after he claimed that any relationship with Obama is "over" following Obama’s onstage statements about the Israel-Hamas war.

The former President had spoken at the Obama Foundation's Democracy Forum last Thursday, where he called for a two-state solution and an end to the "occupation," while not clarifying what occupation he meant.

"All of this is taking place against the backdrop of decades of failure to achieve a durable peace for both Israelis and Palestinians," the former President said.

"One that is based on genuine security for Israel, a recognition of its right to exist, and a peace that is based on an end of the occupation and the creation of a viable state and self-determination for the Palestinian people," he added.

Dershowitz, in response, accused Obama of lying "through his teeth" about what the former President called an "unbearable" occupation of Gaza.

"To compare those disputed claims with the rapes, beheadings, burnings, kidnappings, it's just obscene and despicable," Dershowitz told Fox Business. "And what it does is it lends support to those students basically, who are saying, ‘Well, what Hamas really did was not so bad... It was in response to the occupation.’"

"Although he said that the attacks by Hamas are not justifiable," Dershowitz added, "he made them justifiable because if life really is unbearable, as it's not, then you can do anything you want."

"What he did was contribute to the risks to not only Israelis, but Americans, because it's coming to a theater near you," Dershowitz continued. "If Hamas is not stopped in its tracks from doing the terrorist acts, they will bring them to the United States."

Days after the war with Hamas began, Obama expressed support for Israel following the Hamas attacks on the country.

“All Americans should be horrified and outraged by the brazen terrorist attacks on Israel and the slaughter of innocent civilians. We grieve for those who died, pray for the safe return of those who’ve been held hostage, and stand squarely alongside our ally, Israel, as it dismantles Hamas,” Obama wrote in a statement on X.

“As we support Israel’s right to defend itself against terror, we must keep striving for a just and lasting peace for Israelis and Palestinians alike,” he added.

Two weeks later, Obama toned down his earlier support and argued that some of Israel's actions in its war against Hamas, like cutting off food and water for Gaza, could "harden Palestinian attitudes for generations" and weaken international support for Israel.