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{Originally posted to the author’s website, The Lid}

In a recent  interview, former President Jimmy Carter spoke of a resurgence of open racism, saying, “I don’t feel good, except for one thing: I think the country has been reawakened the last two or three years to the fact that we haven’t resolved the race issue adequately.”

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Carter laid the racism at the feet of the Republican Party, saying that criticism of President Obama had “a heavy racial overtone” and that Donald Trump had “tapped a waiting reservoir there of inherent racism.”

It seems as if the peanut president is simply saddened by the fact that Obama’s policies have not helped the country which is the source of the criticism, and he doesn’t understand the voter anger at the government (of any race) held by the voters attached to Trump (and even Bernie Sanders).

In the interview Carter said, “When you single out any particular group of people for secondary citizenship status, that’s a violation of basic human rights.” But, if the former president really believes that, he should look at his own life, since he has displayed anti-Semitism during much of his presidential and post presidential career.

According to many observers Carters anti-Jewish bigotry stems from his feeling that he lost reelection campaign because he became the first Democrat since 1920 not to receive a majority of the Jewish vote. Carter got 45%, Reagan received 39%, and 3rd party candidate John Anderson got 14%. It is also that perceived abandonment behind Carter’s disdain of Israel.

Ambassador Marc Ginsburg was Jimmy Carter’s deputy senior adviser on the Middle East, and from 1977 through 1980 was White House liaison to the State Department. He has a unique perspective of Jimmy Carter’s Middle East dealings. According to the Ambassador, the reason Carter goes out of his way to bash Israel is that he feels American Jews did not fawn over him enough for all that he did for Israel.

…When former President Jimmy Carter revealed that Israel has more than 150 nuclear weapons, he clearly had a motive, according to his administration’s deputy senior adviser, Marc Ginsberg: “I think there’s no doubt — particularly given the vantage point I had in the White House at the end of his administration — that he resents the way in which Israel and the American-Jewish community have failed to express sufficient gratitude for his efforts on behalf of peace in the Middle East.

“In my judgment, there’s no other explanation,” Ginsberg says.

(…) “There’s no doubt he knows exactly what he is doing when he’s making these statements, or making misrepresentations that Hamas has agreed to recognize Israel if certain conditions occur, or to the book he wrote [‘Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid’] referring to Israel.”

Believe it or not, when he was in the Oval Office, President Carter rejected someone for a position on the board of the Holocaust Memorial Council because the guy’s name was too Jewish. That’s right the Holocaust Memorial Council. Monroe Freedman, who was executive director of the council during Carter’s presidency, told a reporter that Aaron Klein, that a noted Holocaust scholar who was a Presbyterian Christian, was rejected from the council’s board by Carter’s office because the scholar’s name “sounded too Jewish.”

Freedman said he sent a memo to Carter’s office containing recommendations for council board members. The memo was returned with a note on the upper right hand corner that stated, “Too many Jews.” The note, Freedman said, was written in Carter’s handwriting and was initialed by Carter.

Ultra-liberal famous law professor Alan Dershowitz also feels that Carter is a Jew-hater. In an essay talking about Carter’s anti-Semitic claims that the Jews control foreign policy and the media, he wrote:

The entire premise of his criticism of Jewish influence on American foreign policy is that money talks. It is Carter, not me, who has made the point that if politicians receive money from Jewish sources, then they are not free to decide issues regarding the Middle East for themselves. It is Carter, not me, who has argued that distinguished reporters cannot honestly report on the Middle East because they are being paid by Jewish money. So, by Carter’s own standards, it would be almost economically “suicidal” for Carter “to espouse a balanced position between Israel and Palestine.”

(…) If money determines political and public views as Carter insists “Jewish money” does, Carter’s views on the Middle East must be deemed to have been influenced by the vast sums of Arab money he has received. If he who pays the piper calls the tune, then Carter’s off-key tunes have been called by his Saudi Arabian paymasters. It pains me to say this, but I now believe that there is no person in American public life today who has a lower ratio of real to apparent integrity than Jimmy Carter.

Ken Stein was director of the Carter Center and even collaborated with Jimmy Carter on the book, “The Blood of Abraham,” resigned in protest from the center after Carter published his biased tome “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid.”

According to Stein, Carter had a deep distrust of the American Jewish community, and other supporters of Israel. In a 1991 research interview with Carter for his book “Heroic Diplomacy: Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin and the Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace,” Carter recollected that:

[Vice president] Fritz Mondale was much more deeply immersed in the Jewish organization leadership than I was. That was an alien world to me. They [American Jews] didn’t support me during the presidential campaign [that] had been predicated greatly upon Jewish money … Almost all of them were supportive of Scoop Jackson—Scoop Jackson was their spokesman … their hero. So I was looked upon as an alien challenger to their own candidate. You know, I don’t mean unanimously but … overwhelmingly. So I didn’t feel obligated to them or to labor unions and so forth. Fritz … was committed to Israel … It was an act just like breathing to him—it wasn’t like breathing to me. So I was willing to break the shell more than he was.

William Bradford Smith, Chair of the Division of History, Politics & International Studies at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, once sent a letter to the Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia, which said in part:

When I taught at Emory University, I used to see former President Jimmy Carter on a fairly regular basis, and it was all I could do at times to stop myself from spitting at him.

Carter’s hatred of Israel and, by extension, of all Jews (and make no mistake, if you spend any time in the man’s presence, his discomfort at being in the same room with someone who merely appears to be Jewish is palpable), is rooted in the man’s megalomania, and his unflinching belief in his own rectitude.

Looking at his real track record of bigotry, perhaps Jimmy Carter should examine his own life before makes false charges of bigotry against others. Thankfully the drug he is taking that was tested in Israel seems to have eradicated the cancer in his brain (yes the nation and people he abhors may have saved his life). I only wish him a long life to examine the hatred in his own heart.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. The man continues to walk his talk trying to make the world a better place and this is what you come up with. I do not know your history with Carter but it looks like he did not give you what you want. Why don't you take a look at all the good he has done. There is so much wrong with this article. Bunch of cry babies. Use his living example and try to do something postitve. Maybe by work with your neighbors.

  2. Hatered in his heart? I think you are the one taking the drugs. I wish I had the money to travel and sit with you fae to face. Enlighten you about Jimmy Carter. My guess is you hate him because he is not ashamed of his Christian faith, which he does not blindly believe but in fact has challenge many times.

  3. ..

    Donald Trump is Donald Trump. He will not change.
    He is not suave and smooth talking like a trained politician or a political hack. Often he is not politically correct. He puts his money where his mouth is. He speaks like the ordinary person in the vernacular of his native New York City. This abrasiveness is exciting to some and a turn off to others. We believe in him and will continue to do so. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, RABBI FOR TRUMP

  4. Carter threatened Begin to sign the Camp David Accords. No aid, weapon sales, UJA money, Israeli Bonds.Sign or we will starve Israel. That is why Israel gaveup its oil supply in Sinai and then experienced 400% inflation from having to purchase oil from abroad. Jimmy's father and brother were card carrying members of the KKK.

  5. Leo Frank is the only Jew to be lynched in American history (still one too many, but certainly no Ukraine).

    Meanwhile there have been TWO actual pogroms sixty years apart…in Harlem. Yet no one says that anti-Semitism is rife in Harlem.

    The powers that be love to play up the supposed "antipathy" between Jews and Southerners to discredit the Hebrew Bible (which is ironically associated with white Southerners rather than Jews). White Southerners are anti-Semitic because they take Genesis seriously and therefore Genesis causes anti-Semitism. White Southerners are racists because they interpret the creation account literally and the creation account is "sooooo racist." Yeah. Sure.

  6. Markus Brajtman The Camp David Accords were signed by Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin on 17 September 1978, following twelve days of secret negotiations at Camp David.[1] The two framework agreements were signed at the White House, and were witnessed by United States President Jimmy Carter. The second of these frameworks (A Framework for the Conclusion of a Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel) led directly to the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty. Due to the agreement, Sadat and Begin received the shared 1978 Nobel Peace Prize. The first framework (A Framework for Peace in the Middle East), which dealt with the Palestinian territories, was written without participation of the Palestinians and was condemned by the United Nations. He tried. Hardly a Jew hater. What is your real bitch? That you are Jewish? Many many famous people are Jewish and without them the world would be worse without them. Be proud and drop the hate.

  7. My family lived in Iran from 1976 to mid-1978. We were first-hand witnesses to Carter's direct negative influence and gross incompetence that virtually handed the Revolution over to Khomeini and his mullahs. Carter is a vile, nasty, Jew-hating, dried-up little little turd.

  8. That is a falsehood. There is no more "bigoted hatred" in Israel than there is in France, where you appear to be.
    Is everything Days of Wine and Roses all the time?
    No, it is not.
    However, there is great diversity in Israel — people who know the country know that, for example, in hospitals Jews, Muslims, Christians and people of other religions and ethnicities work together every bit as well as they do in hospitals in France.
    Meanwhile, in recent months in Marseille, France — ti name just one city in France — on three separate occasions French Muslim ISIS supporters attacked Jews, twice with knives, once with a machete.
    Additionally, Carter really has fatuously alleged that Hamas wants peace with Israel, which is a falsehood.
    Just yesterday after the terror attack in Tel Aviv, Hamas (and Fatah) celebrated the attack and called for more.
    Now considering that you're in Paris, where jihadists struck and mass-murdered innocent people, perhaps you'll have some empathy for the murdered and injured Israelis?

  9. The point is not whether Carter is a Christian – the point is whether he is a Jew hater.
    Let's not forget, please, that while the Holocaust was ongoing, the Vatican and Protestant churches continued to teach that all Jews had to pay for the death of Jesus.
    That's what Carter heard when he was growing up.

  10. Mark M Hummel You attempt to use diversionary defenses.
    Address, instead, the relevant facts.
    Carter's Bible Studies in Plains, available on the internet, repeat classic theology-based anti-Semitic hate speech.
    Carter has led an international hate brigade against Israel.
    Carter didn't work on an Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty out of the goodness of his heart — he did it in the interest of the U.S. at the time.
    Since then, he has maliciously defamed Israel — he led the false accusation of "apartheid."
    Carter is personal friends with all of Hamas's top leaders, and urges the U.S. to accept Hamas as a legitiamte political entity.
    When a jihadist murdered the American Taylor Force in Israel, in an attack that injured 14 additional people, Carter's personal friends in Hamas praised the murderer and called for more attacks.
    Carter didn't say anthing about that.
    He is a Jew hater.

  11. Robert P. Hawkins RIght — after the whole population has been fed hatred of Israel for decades.
    In December of 2015, the "moderate" Rouhani of Iran hosted an Islamic unity conference in Teheran attended by 300 Muslim leaders from different countries.
    They spent the whole conference blaming Israel for the ills of the entire Islamic world, and concluded by saying that they should improve the image of Islam by uniting to destroy Israel.
    The New York Times did not report at all on Rouhani's "wipe out Israel" hate fest.
    But, just days after it ended, the Times published an op-ed praising Rouhani's "diplomatic style."
    Jimmy Carter of course said nothing about Rouhani's conference.

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