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Palestinian Authority Near Civil War — Jimmy Carter Still Blames Israel

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Violence in the Palestinian Authority escalated Sunday afternoon. Mortar shells were fired at the Palestinian president’s Gaza City office and several people were injured. Meanwhile, Hamas says Fatah’s takeover of several government offices is a ‘military coup’. As the Hamas and Fatah factions bring the territory ever closer to civil war, Jimmy Carter is still blaming Israel for the problem.

Palestine Fighters

Dec. 15: Masked Palestinian militants from Hamas hold grenade launchers as they ride in a truck through the streets of Gaza City.

This is a people who cannot govern themselves yet Jimmy Carter preaches that peace with Palestine through Israeli appeasement is still possible. He’s still defending his vile book with a hat in hand statement released Friday, December 15th with the title:

Jimmy Carter Issues Letter to Jewish Community on Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

A letter to Jewish citizens of America

During my recent book tour I signed more than 10,000 books ** and was interviewed on 100 news media outlets.* The high point for me was a meeting with leaders of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix, who announced before my arrival that they would demonstrate against my book. When they invited me to meet with them, I accepted immediately. The six rabbis (three men and three women) and I were the only ones present except for a camera crew under the direction of Jonathan Demme, who was making a documentary about me and the work of The Carter Center. Demme reported that there was an equally large group of Jewish citizens demonstrating in support of the book and its call for a path to peace.
We first discussed the peace treaty I negotiated between Israel and Egypt in 1979, and the Holocaust Commission I announced on Israel’s 30th birthday. Five of them had read my book completely and one partially, and I answered their questions about the text and title of PALESTINE PEACE NOT APARTHEID. I emphasized, as I had throughout the tour, that the book was about conditions and events in the Palestinian territories and not in Israel, where a democracy exists with all the freedoms we enjoy in our country and Israeli Jews and Arabs are legally guaranteed the same rights as citizens.
We discussed the word “apartheid,” which I defined as the forced segregation of two peoples living in the same land, with one of them dominating and persecuting the other. I made clear in the book’s text and in my response to the rabbis that the system of apartheid in Palestine is not based on racism but the desire of a minority of Israelis for Palestinian land and the resulting suppression of protests that involve violence. Bishop Tutu, Nelson Mandela, and prominent Israelis, including former attorney general Ben Yair, who served under both Labor and Likud prime ministers, have used and explained the appellation in harsher terms than I, pointing out that this cruel oppression is contrary to the tenets of the Jewish faith and the basic principles of the nation of Israel.
Having traveled throughout the Holy Land during the past 33 years, especially within the occupied areas, I was qualified to describe the situation from my own personal observations. In addition, The Carter Center has monitored the Palestinian elections of 1996, 2005, and 2006, which required a thorough and intimate involvement with Palestinian citizens, candidates, public officials, and also the top political leaders of Israel who controlled checkpoints throughout the West Bank and Gaza and all facets of the elections in East Jerusalem.
I made it clear that I have never claimed that American Jews control the news media, but reiterated that the overwhelming bias for Israel comes from among Christians like me who have been taught since childhood to honor and protect God’s chosen people from among whom came our own savior, Jesus Christ. An additional factor, especially in the political arena, is the powerful influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which is exercising its legitimate goal of explaining the current policies of Israel’s government and arousing maximum support in our country. There are no significant countervailing voices.
I am familiar with the extreme acts of violence that have been perpetrated against innocent civilians, and understand the fear among many Israelis that threats against their safety and even their existence as a nation still exist. I reiterated my strong condemnation of any such acts of terrorism.
When asked my proposals for peace in the Middle East, I summarized by calling for Hamas members and all other Palestinians to renounce violence and adopt the same commitment made by the Arab nations in 2002: the full recognition of Israel’s right to exist in peace within its legally recognized 1967 borders (to be modified by mutual agreement by land swaps). This would comply with U.N. Resolutions, the official policy of the United States, commitments made at Camp David in 1978 and in Oslo in 1993, and the premises of the International Quartet’s “Roadmap for Peace.” An immediate step would be the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, now absent for six years. President Mahmoud Abbas is the official spokesman for the Palestinians, as head of the Palestinian National Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization, and has repeatedly called for peace talks. I asked the rabbis to join in an effort to induce the Israeli government to comply with this proposal.
In addition, I pointed out that the Palestinian people were being deprived of the necessities of life by economic restrictions imposed on them by Israel and the United States because 42% had voted for Hamas candidates in the most recent election. Teachers, nurses, policemen, firemen, and other employees are not being paid, and the U.N. has reported that food supplies in Gaza are equivalent to those among the poorest families in sub-Sahara Africa with half the families surviving on one meal a day. My other request was that American Jewish citizens help to alleviate their plight.
The chairman of the group, Rabbi Andrew Straus, then suggested that I make clear to all American Jews that my use of “apartheid” does not apply to circumstances within Israel, that I acknowledge the deep concern of Israelis about the threat of terrorism and other acts of violence from some Palestinians, and that the majority of Israelis sincerely want a peaceful existence with their neighbors. The purpose of this letter is to reiterate these points.
We then held hands in a circle while one of the rabbis prayed, I autographed copies of my book as requested, and Chaplain (Colonel) Rabbi Bonnie Koppell gave me a prayer book.
I have spent a great deal of my adult life trying to bring peace to Israel, and my own prayer is that all of us who want to see Israelis enjoy permanent peace with their neighbors join in this common effort.

Sincerely,
Jimmy Carter

* A list may be obtained from Simon & Schuster

Not only is he delusional, Carter is a liar. On the very same day former President Carter turned down a request to debate Alan Dershowitz about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at Brandeis University, saying the outspoken Harvard law professor “knows nothing about the situation.” “I don’t want to have a conversation even indirectly with Dershowitz,” Carter said in Friday’s Boston Globe. “There is no need … to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine.”

Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of the American Jewish community. Carter said he initially was interested in going there, “I thought it would be a good idea to go to a campus that had a lot of Jewish students and get a lot questions,” he said. But then the initial proposal evolved into a plan for a debate.

The school’s debate request, Carter said, is proof that many in the United States are unwilling to hear an alternative view on the nation’s most taboo foreign policy issue, Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory.

The real truth here is that Dershowitz would have blown holes in Carter’s argument!
Jimmy Carter is a snivelling Jew-hating coward!

**UPDATE: The original letter when first posted on the Carter Center web site stated: “I signed more than 100,000 books” — They corrected this to now show Carter signed 10,000 books. There is no explanation as to their error or its subsequent correction.

See my previous post: Jimmy Carter — Jew Hater

Posted: 17:45PST 12/17/06


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25 Comments leave one →
  1. jainphx permalink
    Sunday, December 17, 2006 9:46 pm

    No amount of evidence will change the mind of one that hates.Where this hatred comes from is any ones guess,although if you find him or it,I bet it has horns.

  2. Ay Uaxe permalink
    Monday, December 18, 2006 5:35 pm

    I’m ashamed to say I thought he was smarter and would be more able than Ford–it was the first national election I voted in and I am truly sorry for being such an immature dupe. Media glitzed lies can be pretty dazzling. Thankfully, not only am I smarter now (albeit with fewer brain cells), I’ve also been paying attention. If we do not soon get some cajones in this country, prosecute and hang scum like Carter, John Kerry, Murtha, and their ilk for treason as they deserve, we will not deserve to be called a nation–maybe we don’t deserve that honor even now. I am beyond disgusted that this scum is permitted to support terrorists against the one decent, free and democratic nation and our best ally in the middle east (they helped us more than most want to admit or can remember in the cold war as well, through info from defecting russian jews and direct info, including captures of high-end russian arms from the soviet clients in the middle east.) Every word out of Cahtuh’s mouth is like another nail driven into the body of Jesus Christ–but then, crucifying Jews is something he apparently likes. May it be God’s will that his voice be stilled–I leave to God the judgment.

  3. Saval Babaganoosh permalink
    Monday, December 18, 2006 6:37 pm

    It would be really funny if those two idiots in the picture would fire those RPG’s at the same time. The backblast would send them to H3ll.

  4. Cannon Fodder permalink
    Monday, December 18, 2006 9:52 pm

    I find it really interesting that Mr, Carter is calling on AMERICAN Jews to take on the financial burden to alleviate the “paleosimian” plight. Why should they do such a thing? They have no direct control over anything going on over in the mid-east. Those people need ti get their shit all in one sock and then maybe restrictions would be lifted so things would be better for them. That is the purpose of trade restrictions and such. It is meant to put hardship on the people to effect change. If they choose to make it change for the worse, Let them continue to suffer. Besides, after reading about what is being done with the money meant to help the tsunami victims, I don’t think I would want to help these swine either. They would just use it to do evil anyway.

  5. Dogeater permalink
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 5:48 am

    If Mexico took the United States with the support of the EU…
    and I mean took it. Everything. You are walled out of your old communities.
    You can live in shanty towns in Oklahoma.

    Let’s just say you lost everything you owned. Pretty much your whole country.

    Wouldn’t you be really, really angry?
    I mean really, really angry.

    And what if they told you they were doing it because you killed all those native Americans. Well, okay. YOU didn’t kill them, but your relatives did. Close enough.

    You should suffer.

  6. 6PointsOut permalink
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 6:11 am

    Hmm – Dogeater, YOU should suffer. . . and being as vituperative and ignorant as you clearly are, judging from your ill-informed trolling, I suspect you ARE suffering. It must be hard for you, writing among all the adults.

    The library awaits, or else just more mockery and scorn. Run along, trollio.

    Am Yisrael Chai!

  7. jainphx permalink
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 7:02 am

    Some one show me Palestine on a map now or any time.There never was a Palestine,and for my money,Never should.

  8. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 8:36 am

    Jimmuh Peanut just needs to go die. Such a total waste of food water and air has rarely been seen in the history of mankind.

  9. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 11:49 am

    The letter posted at the Carter Center web site says “10,000” books in the first sentence, not 100,000.

    Did you change the number, or did they?

  10. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:35 pm

    It’s a real shame that Jimmy Carter did this. His record until now has been unblemished. His deal with Egypt and Israel prevented probably not one but several wars, eliminated a “second front,” and greatly helped Egypt’s economy as well as Israel’s. The Egypt peace can also help to show that Arabs and Israelis can get along just fine (Jordan also helps there). His record in spreading peace to other countries is also commendable.

    By the way, it is true that Palestine has not been independent at any time from about, well, 0 to 1947 – that is, not since early-biblical times has Palestine (and not by that name!) ever been independent except when ruled by Jews. Before Jews went on a “buy-Israel” crusade – an attempt to peaceably occupy the land by paying its owners, which is a new and novel way to gain control of a country – it was part of Turkey.

  11. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 12:48 pm

    Jimmuh should have stayed in construction rather than go to the White House. He was a miserable President. Cost of living was higher than any time in America. We suffered 18% to 24% interest rates which crashed the housing market. Then, he boycotted the Olympics, causing 100’s of athletes to forfeit all their sacrifices and hard work for the sake of politics. Shortly after the conclusion of the Olympics, Jimmuh reversed his decision, (all too late for the athletes), and gained nothing for the boycot. He is a total disgrace. He travels the world besmerching America. He is not a patriot. I would like to revoke his visa while he is overseas…

  12. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 1:08 pm

    Criticism of the state of Israel is not the same as hating Jews just as opposition to terrorism by Palestinian extremists is not hatred of Palestinians. The vast majority of Americans currently oppose the war in Iraq and Bush’s handling of the war, yet they certainly are not hating Americans. We need to be careful when we make such allegations that they in fact are based on logic and actual hatred, and do not not merely reflect our dislike of an individual’s position as in the case of Jimmy Carter.

  13. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 1:09 pm

    It’s very scary over there, and I feel sorry for the children that have to grow up in that enviroment

  14. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 1:13 pm

    I still don’t understand why there is any opposition by Israel, USA or Fatah for that matter to the appointment of Hamas as the democratically elected government of Palestine. Hamas has a legitimate grievance there.

    As for peace in Israel, it will never happen. They have murdered prophets and are suffering the punishment.

  15. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 4:06 pm

    Alan Dershowitz knows nothing about the situation in Palestine? This is such an uncalled for dismissal of a very intelligent man, it’s beyond demeaning
    I’ve disagreed with some of Mr. Dershowitz’s opinions, and I’d gladly debate him. He’d probably clean my clock, because he’s well informed and intelligent and experienced at public debate.

    You know what would happen then? We’d shake hands and part as friends.

    But to just dismiss him? Does Jimmy Carter actually realize he was once the President?
    I mean of the United States of America?

    PLEASE. JUST. STOP!

  16. Helloworld permalink
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 4:49 pm

    Americans ought to sever the engorged umbilical cord to that Hate state.
    This seems to be the emerging consensus among right thinking people.

  17. Tuesday, December 19, 2006 5:05 pm

    Thanks very much for the eye-opening I needed.

    Donna Goldman

  18. Cannon Fodder permalink
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 6:21 pm

    To Dogeater,

    My statement had absolutely nothing to do with any issues involving Israel and the “Paleosimians” being ejected from their homes. I was talking about the fact the swine can’t stop fighting with one another long enough to set up a stablr government.

    Who in their right mind, or left mind for that matter, would want to put money in their pockets right now? Maybe food drops from 20,000 ft. Something humanitarian, fine, but funds that could be used to support a civil war, much less any terrorist activities, no!

    Personally I don’t care if they “lost” their homes to the state of Israel. That is a different issue, But, even that doesn’t excuse the brutally “evil” terroristic acts that those people have perpetrated on the jewish people. It is ons thing to attack the armed forces and try to take back what you feel is yours. It is entirely another to kill innocents thinking you are accomplishing the same ends.

  19. jainphx permalink
    Tuesday, December 19, 2006 6:38 pm

    So many people with so little knowledge of the constant efforts by the “palastifachist to eliminate Jews and Israel.How can any one that honestly watches and listens to the haters constantly threatening and actually killing the Jews,and not know the ones at fault. I can’t understand,their bilindness,and stupidity.

  20. Young Conservative permalink
    Thursday, December 21, 2006 11:23 am

    http://66.218.69.11/search/cache?p=%22During+my+recent+book+tour+I+signed+more+than+%22&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-501&vst=0&vs=cartercenter.org&u=www.cartercenter.org/news/pr/carter_letter_121506.html%3FprinterFriendly%3Dtrue&w=%22during+my+recent+book+tour+i+signed+more+than%22&d=OZHJF0VuN-vX&icp=1&.intl=us

    The link I posted will take you to the Carter Center website saved in the Yahoo cache. It clearly shows that the original number of signatures was 100, 000.

  21. Matt permalink
    Sunday, December 31, 2006 10:30 pm

    It’s funny how any criticism of Israel, or Jews is viewed as anti-Semitic. This is not to condone by any means the actions of terrorist groups like Hamas, Hezbollah etc. But the Jew lobby in the U.S. is so powerful that anything negative is tagged as Jew-hate.

    Jews have every right to defend themselves, but they are practising a form of apartheid in their actions to the Palestinian people.

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