Is Jimmy Carter anti-Semitic?
I’m posting this as a partial reply to a legitimate question by one of our regular posters, “catchy”. I implied, by way of a comment on a prior diary, that Carter was, if not a full-blown anti-Semite, on his way to becoming one. I’ll stand by that. I can’t know what the man is actually thinking, men’s souls being islands, but his actions and words at the least give great comfort to anti-Semites, and at times approach the level that one could label him as such.
A) Quoting from Carter’s most recent book: “There are constant and vehement political and media debates in Israel concerning its policies in the West Bank but because of powerful political, economic, and religious forces in the U.S., Israeli government decisions are rarely questioned or condemned, voices from Jerusalem dominate our media, and most American citizens are unaware of circumstances in the occupied territories.”