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    • Janie
    • 23.12.09 | 04:27 (IST)

    What a pathetic act of self-flagellation. I'm embarrassed for him. He's also being anti-semitic in conflating Jews and Israel. He was correct in referring to Israeli policy as apartheid, although that is perhaps unfair to apartheid South Africa. Pointing out that Israeli policy is sadistic and evil isn't anti-semitic, because the Jewish people aren't collectively responsible for Israeli policy. *I* am not the government of Israel. Sensible people realise this; apparently Carter doesn't. This is offensive. Now he needs to apologise to all peace activists, particularly those of us who are Jews, and to the Palestinians. He's abandoned us. Thanks a ton, Jimmy.

    from the article: Jimmy Carter to U.S. Jews: Forgive me for stigmatizing Israel
    First published 09:52 22.12.09 | Last updated 10:30 22.12.09
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