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(Jimmy) Carter's book a distorted view of Israel
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | November 20, 2006 | Michael Jacobs

Posted on 11/20/2006 5:29:56 AM PST by Zakeet

The biggest shock in Jimmy Carter's new book, "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid," comes not from the title, but from the twisting of reality.

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Carter isn't writing for Arabs or Jews; he's aiming at American Christians, particularly the evangelicals who are among Israel's most ardent supporters.

Carter repeatedly refers to Israeli oppression of Christians, destruction of Christian holy sites and imprisonment of Bethlehem. He emphasizes Israel's secular nature in 1973 and makes dark allusions to the powerful pro-Israel lobby.

He asserts that Israel's security fence is a grotesque violation of international law but ignores its success at stopping suicide attacks; he praises Hamas for maintaining a cease-fire for two years and ignores the Qassam rockets raining on Sderot.

And he uses that buzzword, apartheid, which resonates with religious folks who fought to divest from South Africa in the 1980s. Carter hopes his book will inspire a similar grass-roots movement to undermine Israel and ruin the U.S.-Israel relationship.

"Palestine: Peace not Apartheid" is a poorly written, poorly argued, nonsensical little book, and it's the most dangerous weapon Israel has faced in a year full of fighting.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemite; bias; book; carter; islamicimperialism; islamicsupremacist; liberalbigot
Jimmah is now apparently trying for his second Nobel Prize -- in Literature.
1 posted on 11/20/2006 5:29:57 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
Jimmah did everything but deny the Holocaust. I suppose we just need to give Jimmah a little more time and he will.
2 posted on 11/20/2006 5:33:23 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Zakeet
A book like this reminds me the American people did the right thing in tossing him out on his rear end in 1980. Jimmy Carter's worldview hasn't been updated since then.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

3 posted on 11/20/2006 5:33:41 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Zakeet

He joins William Sloane Coffin and John Shelby Spong among the leftist activists who have tried to drag the church into their political religion; Jimmy will fail again. This is a nasty and vicious little book, but it does finally say openly what the Christian radical left thinks about Israel. Good for the American Jews to hear what the radical left has in mind for Israel.


4 posted on 11/20/2006 5:41:45 AM PST by giobruno
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To: Zakeet

Dear Lord, God,

Please . . . may peanut brain be banished from public knowledge and awareness.

May we have an ex-Pres with a shred of dignity and respect instead of endless Peanut Poop?


5 posted on 11/20/2006 5:44:11 AM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: Zakeet

You know, he IS at that age when dementia begins to set in.


6 posted on 11/20/2006 5:44:23 AM PST by peteram
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To: giobruno
This is a nasty and vicious little book,

Written by a nasty and vicious little man!

7 posted on 11/20/2006 5:45:08 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: Give therapeutic violence a chance!)
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To: Zakeet

What about Jimmy Carter is NOT distorted?


8 posted on 11/20/2006 5:47:16 AM PST by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: Zakeet

I think he got the title wrong: Israel: Extermination, not Peace.


9 posted on 11/20/2006 5:52:10 AM PST by Little Ray
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To: Zakeet

He lost his mind a long time ago.


10 posted on 11/20/2006 5:56:33 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: Zakeet
This is what Palestinians really want.

That doesn't look like peace to me.

11 posted on 11/20/2006 5:56:58 AM PST by Niteranger68 (Big winners of election 2006: Democrats, terrorists, MSM, Hollywood, anti-war protestors, etc.)
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To: Zakeet

BWAAHHAHAHAHA GAG! If Jimmuh wants to find apartheid in the modern world, he should look to Islamic Supremacists in Saudi Arabia. They don't even permit Jews to enter the country anymore. They prohibit the open practice of any faith other than Islam. They prohibit kufir from entering the muslim exclusive city of Mecca.

Jimmy Carter is an antisemitic bigoted old fool and was a failure as a president.


12 posted on 11/20/2006 6:04:55 AM PST by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: Zakeet

Getting rid of Apartheid has worked so well in Africa.

They used to eat, now they are eating each other.

We freed the black man and they ran the White man out of the country, now they cant feed themselves.


13 posted on 11/20/2006 6:08:19 AM PST by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: goldstategop

He has become much more anti-American since the 80s. Back then, he was mostly incompetent.


14 posted on 11/20/2006 6:24:58 AM PST by stop_fascism
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To: Zakeet
Of course the Carter book is a distorted and flawed tome.
It's writer is a distorted and flawed individual, who has barely concealed, and badly concealed at that; his antipathy toward Israel in singular and Jews in general.

Carter instead of accepting that he is possibly the worst President in US history, doubles the bet at the table and has reached the position of the worst ex-president ever, as well.
Instead of hitching his "bibs" and driving another nail into his shoddy housing efforts, he drives a nail into what ever vestiges of credibility he may have hanging from his stooped and stupid self.
15 posted on 11/20/2006 6:35:46 AM PST by Gideon Reader ("The quiet gentleman sitting in the corner sipping The Maccallan and enjoying his Stan Getz CD's".)
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To: Rummyfan

This is a nasty and vicious little book,Written by a nasty and vicious little man!



I find it interesting that the Atlanta Journal Constitution needs to come out against it , the rest of the MSM is ignoring it , I guess the AJC feels it's their duty as he's their homeboy..


16 posted on 11/20/2006 6:56:51 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: weegee
Related question: Does Saudi Arabia execute for apostasy?

I mentioned that I thought that most strands of Islam openly support the death penalty for apostasy, and a friend asked if any countries actually carried that out.
17 posted on 11/20/2006 6:59:29 AM PST by secretagent
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18 posted on 11/20/2006 7:02:27 AM PST by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 140-144)
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To: Zakeet
Carter isn't writing for Arabs or Jews; he's aiming at American Christians, particularly the evangelicals who are among Israel's most ardent supporters.

Carter repeatedly refers to Israeli oppression of Christians, destruction of Christian holy sites and imprisonment of Bethlehem. He emphasizes Israel's secular nature in 1973 and makes dark allusions to the powerful pro-Israel lobby.

The UN, the CFR, David Rockefeller, Harvard, Zbigniew Brzezinski, now joined by Jimmy Carter in attacking Israel. Sheesh. The Birch Society is losing all its bogeymen!

Unfortunately, if Carter were to run for President today as the candidate of the Democratic party, most American Jews would still vote for him.

19 posted on 11/20/2006 7:28:07 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ve'elleh toledot Yitzchaq Ben 'Avraham; 'Avraham holid 'et Yitzchaq.)
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To: Zakeet

Jimmy Carter = Manchurian Jew hater


20 posted on 11/20/2006 7:29:51 AM PST by Nachum
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To: stop_fascism
He has become much more anti-American since the 80s. Back then, he was mostly incompetent.

I recall him as a smug, arrogant, self-rightious little anti semitic prick then as well. IMHO, nothing much has changed with this guy over the years. He still hasn't meet a 3rd world thug he doesn't love.

21 posted on 11/20/2006 7:37:36 AM PST by Ditto
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To: Ditto

I would hate to argue with such a colorful and accurate discription. However, I do think the evolution of Carter is improtant. Back when he was president, he was mostly afraid of those 3rd rate dictators, and did his best to turn America into a second rate nation (for our own good, don't you know). After Reagan exposed Carter for the dismal failure that he was, Carter really began to hate the US. "How dare they succeed, after I Jimmy the Great was such an abject disaster." That is when he started to love dictators. Afterall, anyone who hates the country as much as Jimmy must be a cool guy.


22 posted on 11/20/2006 8:01:28 AM PST by stop_fascism
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To: Zakeet; Alouette; Zionist Conspirator; Nachum

Jimmy's problems are probably rooted in eating instant grits instead of the real thing when he was a child, not getting enough hickory switches applied to his backside by Miss Lillian, and not having his quarterly high colonic in the past 20 years.

I saw stacks of his latest book on "apartheid" at a local Barnes & Noble last week, and I almost hurled! Jimmuh is like the bad relative that just plain will not take the hint and go the "ef" away!


23 posted on 11/20/2006 8:10:38 AM PST by Convert from ECUSA (Regarding islam: Osculate meas Sanctas Romanas Ecclesiae nates)
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To: Neidermeyer
I find it interesting that the Atlanta Journal Cnstitution needs to come out against it.

This is not an AJC editorial, in so far as I can tell. It's an opinion piece written by Michael Jacobs, who is identified as the editor of an Atlanta Jewish newspaper.

24 posted on 11/20/2006 8:23:56 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Zakeet
A lousy Governor, a lousy President and the validator of brutal dictators.

This makes him qualified to pontificate to those of common sense, how?

25 posted on 11/20/2006 8:51:31 AM PST by Ghengis (Of course freedom is free. If it wasn't, it would be called expensivedom. ~Cindy Sheehan 11/11/06)
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To: Zakeet

<< Carter's book a distorted view of Israel >>

Carter's every view of the world is distorted.

By the distorting lens of the seething hatred of communism in "Christian" guise through which he "sees."


26 posted on 11/20/2006 9:47:29 AM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: stop_fascism; goldstategop

<< (carter) has become much more (un-and-)anti-American since the 80s. Back then, he was mostly incompetent. >>

Back then he was as much a self-loathing America hater as he is now.

All the has "changed" is that we have gotten to know the mean little bastard better. And his even more hateful, loathsome and fearsome spouse, Bruno, too.


27 posted on 11/20/2006 9:52:49 AM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: Zakeet

bum


28 posted on 11/21/2006 5:12:50 AM PST by Edgerunner (Better RED than DEAD)
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