|"It is truly shocking, at a time of Islamic extremism running rampant ... that Jimmy Carter can to a large degree only see Israel as the party responsible for conflict between Israel and the Palestinians." |
ATLANTA (BP)--Former President Jimmy Carter has issued an open letter to Jews in America, defending his characterization of Israeli policies in the Palestinian autonomous zones as “apartheid” and denying that he claimed Jews control the American political system and news media.
Carter issued the letter Dec. 15 from the Carter Center, a human rights advocacy program he founded at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He claimed that the title of his new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” had prompted six rabbis in Phoenix to protest his recent book signing there. But when he explained his views to the Jewish leaders in the community, Carter wrote they were satisfied that he made no derogatory accusations about conditions inside Israel. Read More