Carter’s Recycled Rationales for Killing Jews
By Mark Levitt
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah [and] against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. Zechariah 12:2-3
Does it fulfill prophecy when a recent American president, a professed Believer, carries a vendetta against Israel?
The slide show presentation at www.terrorismawareness.org/jimmy-carters-war by David Horowitz and based on the pamphlet by Jacob Laksin reviews and refutes the most persistent claims of anti-Semites and anti-Zionists who openly seek Israel’s destruction. How can a man so educated and influential fall for such propaganda–hook, line and sinker? It must be the work of the devil. Please see the presentation in its entirety, as you will benefit from its visuals and maps. In case you can’t, we’ve posted its transcription below.
According to former president Jimmy Carter, Israel is the problem.
But: Israel is one-sixth of one-percent of the landmass of the Middle East. Israel’s population is two percent of the total population of the Middle East.
According to Jimmy Carter, the problem is that Israel seeks the “control and colonization of Palestinian land.” This statement is false.
The disputed land in the Middle East did not belong to the Arabs. For 400 years, it was ruled by the Turks. It was part of the Ottoman Empire (1553-1922). The European powers created Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel out of the ruins of the empire once ruled by the Ottoman Turks.
The Palestine Mandate was a British controlled portion of the Ottoman Empire. When Israel was created in 1948, the words “Palestine” and “Palestinian” did not refer to an Arab people or an Arab nation. The word Palestine is derived from the word “Philistine.” After conquering the land of Israel, the Romans renamed it after the biblical enemies of the Jews, the “Philistines,” who were not Arabs, but Greeks. The British violated the Mandate and, instead of giving it to the Jews, in 1922 gave 80% of it to the Hashemite Arabs. This later became Jordan.
According to former President Jimmy Carter, Israel is an apartheid state. This statement is false.
Israel is not an “apartheid state.” More than one million Arabs living in Israel enjoy the benefits and equal rights of the only free and democratic society in the Middle East. Israeli Arabs have more freedoms and civil rights than Arabs living in any Arab country.
According to Jimmy Carter, the security fence that Israel has built to keep terrorists out is a prison. This statement is false.
Israel’s security fence was not built to keep Palestinians in. It was built to keep Palestinian terrorists out. Since it was built, Israel’s security fence has reduced Palestinian attacks by 90%. This short segment of concrete wall [pictured] prevented Palestinian snipers from shooting at Israeli civilians. The fence Jimmy Carter wants Israel to take down is a humanitarian structure that has saved countless innocent lives.
According to Jimmy Carter, Israel has occupied Arab land in order to colonize it. This statement is false.
Every inch of territory that Israel’s armies have occupied was first used by the Arab states to conduct wars of aggression. The stated goal of these wars was to destroy Israel and push the Jews into the sea (in 1948, 1967, 1973, 2001, and 2006).
To prevent more attacks, Israeli troops occupied the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, and Southern Lebanon in 1982. After the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, Israel withdrew most of its military from the West Bank. Without a peace agreement, Israel unilaterally and completely withdrew its troops from Southern Lebanon in 2000 and from Gaza in 2005.
Each time Israel withdrew its troops, the Palestinians responded by launching terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens. On Israel?s towns. On Israel’s schools. All these attempts to destroy Israel have been launched from the West Bank, Gaza, and Southern Lebanon.
Why is Jimmy Carter attacking the victims in the Middle East and making the tasks of the aggressors easier? In conducting his propaganda war against Israel, Jimmy Carter’s hands are not clean. Jimmy Carter has been receiving money from Arab patrons for years. The very Arabs who want to see Israel destroyed.
The Jimmy Carter Center is funded by tens of millions of dollars from Arab states that persecute women, homosexuals, and Christians, and want to see Israel destroyed. In 1993 Saudi King Fahd gave the Carter Center $7.6 million. He has given many more millions since then. The King’s high-living, Israel-hating nephew, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, has donated at least $5 million to the Jimmy Carter Center. Mayor Rudy Giuliani returned Prince Alwaleed’s gift. Jimmy Carter did not. And Carter has received million- dollar gifts from ten of Osama Bin Laden’s brothers, and from the Saudi Fund.
Jimmy Carter has also taken money from the United Arab Emirates, like Saudi Arabia, a rigid Islamic state run by dictators whose courts consider homosexuality a capital crime and regard women as a gender which should neither be seen nor heard. After receiving their money, Carter called the United Arab Emirates an “almost completely open and free society.” Having taken the Saudis’ money, Jimmy Carter claims that Saudi Arabia’s rulers are “moderate.”
In fact Saudi Arabia’s rulers
- fund the Islamist jihadists against the West,
- deny women the right to appear in public “uncovered,”
- or drive a car,
- are among the leading funders of suicide bombers in Israel,
- are financial supporters of Hamas, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel and for world domination by radical Islam.
Defending Palestinian Terror
Jimmy Carter claims that he opposes terrorism. But only “after international laws and the goals of the Roadmap to Peace are accepted by Israel.” In other words, terrorist attacks are okay until Israel receives a seal of approval from Jimmy Carter.
In a 2007 interview on Al-Jazeera TV, Jimmy Carter declared that Palestinian missiles — all of which are fired at random into Israeli cities, towns, and schools — should not be equated with terrorism.
Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat
No Arab leader benefited more from Carter’s support than the late Yasser Arafat. President Carter worked to legitimize Arafat’s organization, Fatah, despite its terrorist agendas.
“Yasser Arafat has generally taken a more moderate line.” — Jimmy Carter, 1985
“He’s explored all the possibilities to make progress toward a total peace settlement.”– Jimmy Carter on Yasser Arafat, 1990
“He has done everything possible…to promote the peace process.” — Jimmy Carter on Yasser Arafat, 1990
“Peace for us means the destruction of Israel.” — Yasser Arafat, 1980
“Martyrs, martyrs, martyrs–we want a million martyrs to march on Jerusalem.” — Yasser Arafat, 2002
Jimmy Carter’s Troubling Record on Peace
Jimmy Carter won a Nobel Peace prize — for attacking his own President in a time of war. Jimmy Carter’s attacks on Israel are also not made in a political vacuum.
“Israel must be wiped off the map.” — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 2005
“If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide.”
— Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah, 2002
“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”
— Hamas Charter [in 2007 Hamas became the government of Gaza]
In the war against terror in the Middle East, former president Jimmy Carter has taken sides.– Disgracefully, he has taken the wrong side.