As reported by the Boston Globe after his speech earlier this week at Brandeis University:
In response to a question, Carter apologized for a sentence in his book that he acknowledged seemed to justify terrorism by saying that suicide bombings should end when Israel accepts the goals of the road map to peace with Palestinians… “That sentence was worded in a completely improper and stupid way,” Carter said. “I’ve written my publishers to change that sentence immediately in future editions of the book. I apologize to you personally and to everyone here.”
Presumably, that paragraph was edited by Carter’s brother Billy, founder of Billy Beer and former agent of the Libyan government. Oh wait… that’s not funny anymore. Billy died in 1988. Shoot, sorry Peanut man.
Anyhow, afterwards, Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz gave a critique of both Carter’s speech and his best-selling book:
â€œHe makes it sound so simple,â€ said Dershowitz. â€œYou just give back the land, and peace will follow. Tell that to the residents of Sderot!â€ … Dershowitz slammed Carter for omitting any mention that this plan also calls for the return of Palestinian refugees to Israel â€” a return that, if fully implemented, would turn Jews into a minority in Israel. He failed to note Saudi hints that a full refugee return might not be required, and that the plan does not do so… â€œI think he’s become an advocate for the maximalist Palestinian view,â€ Dershowitz said.
In the meantime, CAMERA has published a “comprehensive” list of errors and omissions found in Carter’s book. This critique is worth a read too. Since Carter’s Brandeis speech, the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum released notes showing that Carter once urged Pope John Paul II to mention Israel in a speech (this was a big deal at the time apparently. See? He’s not so bad!). Also in the news is an allegation by Monroe Freedman, a law professor at Hofstra University and a former member of the Holocaust Memorial Council that Carter once noted that there were “too many Jews” involved in the Council (See? Carter was an asshole!).
Are we bored yet?
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