Jimmy Carter to U.S. Jews: Forgive me for stigmatizing Israel
by Lakrosse, Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 11:14:24 PM EST
After making millions of singling out Israel and spreading misleading half-truths and even lies about the Jewish State, along with aiding and giving legitimacy to Islamic terrorist groups such as Hamas, Jimmy Carter has decided to offer an apology of sorts for stagmatizing Israel.
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter has apologized to the American Jewish community for 'stigmatizing Israel' and asked for forgiveness for his actions, the JTA reported on Monday.
"We must recognize Israel's achievements under difficult circumstances, even as we strive in a positive way to help Israel continue to improve its relations with its Arab populations, but we must not permit criticisms for improvement to stigmatize Israel," Carter wrote in a letter to the JTA.
"As I would have noted at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but which is appropriate at any time of the year, I offer an Al Het for any words or deeds of mine that may have done so," Carter wrote, referring to the prayer said on Yom Kippur in which Jews ask God for forgiveness for any sins.
Well, Mr. President, "sorry" ain't gonna cut it. You used the term "apartheid" in your pathetic little book solely to make some more money, knowing it would give more legitimacy to a false analogy. You, yourself have even said
"It's not Israel. The book has nothing to do with what's going on inside Israel which is a wonderful democracy, you know, where everyone has guaranteed equal rights and where, under the law, Arabs and Jews who are Israelis have the same privileges about Israel. That's been most of the controversy because people assume it's about Israel. It's not.and
"I've never alleged that the framework of apartheid existed within Israel at all, and that what does exist in the West Bank is based on trying to take Palestinian land and not on racism. So it was a very clear distinction.". Also, let us not forget your quoting of the false Mandela quote But Jimmy, I cannot blame you for trying.