Foxman Slams Jimmy Carter as "Truly Shocking"

Foxman's review in this week's Jewish Standard:

One should never judge a book by its cover, but in the case of former President Jimmy Carter’s latest work, "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid," we should make an exception. All one really needs to know about this biased account is found in the title.

It is truly shocking — at a time of Islamic extremism running rampant, of suicide bombs polluting cities in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, of Iran’s publicly stating its desire to wipe Israel off the map and building nuclear weapons to achieve that end, of the missile and rocket attacks by Hezbollah and Hamas on Israel — that Jimmy Carter can to a large degree only see Israel as the party responsible for conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

In some ways, Carter’s book reminds me of the outlandish paper on "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, though he doesn’t go to their extremes. Like them, his examination of almost every issue concerning the conflict results in blaming Israel for most or all of what has gone wrong. More...

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