Frontpage Interview's guest today is Neal Sher, an attorney practicing in New York City. He was the Director the Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations, which investigated and prosecuted Nazi criminals in the U.S. In that capacity, he was responsible for bringing many dozens of prosecutions and for barring former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim from coming to this country. He also served as the National Executive Director of AIPAC and was the President of the American Section of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists. In March he and his colleague in San Francisco, civil rights attorney Joel Siegal, filed a civil rights case against U.C. Berkeley on behalf of a Jewish student who had been assaulted by a leader of a Muslim student group.
FP: Neal Sher, welcome back to Frontpage Interview.
I would like to talk to you today about the Amended Complaint that was just filed in the Berkeley federal civil rights case.
But first, give our readers a brief background on the case.
Sher: It's a pleasure to be back with you at Frontpage.
As your readers may remember, last March a first of its kind federal civil rights case was been filed in United States District Court in Oakland, California, against the University of California at Berkeley, the Regents of the University of California and their ranking officials, by a Jewish student who had been assaulted on campus last year by a leader of a Muslim student organization during a pro-Israel event.