Jimmy Carter supports Christian leaders’ letter threatening military aid to Israel

Former One-Term Democratic President calls for investigation into Israel’s human rights record.
His Carter Center says it ‘has long been concerned about Israel’s disregard for stated U.S. policy.’

By JTA

 

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter commended a letter from Christian leaders to Congress calling for an investigation of Israel’s human rights record and criticizing U.S. military aid to the country.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter – Photo by Reuters

“Like these church leaders, The Carter Center has long been concerned about Israel’s disregard for stated U.S. policy,” said a statement issued Wednesday from the human rights group named for and headed by Carter. “This is demonstrated by an unprecedented massive increase in encroachment on occupied Palestinian territory, with illegal settlement expansion during recent years.”

“This is precluding the possibility of a two-state solution and endangers a peaceful future for both Israelis and Palestinians,” Carter said in the statement.

Jewish groups in mid-October pulled out of an interfaith dialogue after 15 leaders from mainline churches sent the letter to Congress, with no advance notice to their Jewish interlocutors. The letter said that Congress should make U.S. military aid to Israel “contingent upon its government’s compliance with applicable U.S. laws and policies.”

 

View original HAARETZ publication at: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/jimmy-carter-backs-christian-leaders-letter-threatening-u-s-aid-to-israel-1.473575

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  1. Carter’s an agent if the Saudis. As long as he continues in his Israel-bashing, funding continues for his pet projects. Although a lot of good comes out of Habitat for Humanity, Carter takes a lot of credit for what the Saudis do (quietly).

    Carter’s brother was a registered agent of Libya, taking a fortune from them, while brother Jimmy was the President….and Jimmy was aware.

    As for the peanut man, he may not be registered (as Billy Beer), but he IS an agent:
    http://www.thelandofthefree.net/conservativeopinion/2008/04/22/jimmy-carter-an-obvious-foreign-agent/

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