The Campus War Against Israel and the Jews: The Carter Center – by John Perazzo

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Established in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, the Center that bears the Carters’ surname works in partnership with Emory University on the self-identified mission of fighting to “[promote] human rights and the alleviation of human suffering”; “prevent and resolve conflicts”; “enhance freedom and democracy”; and “improve health.” Employing some 150 workers and operating on an annual budget of $36 million, the Carter Center describes itself as a “nonpartisan” organization that is “neutral in dispute-resolution activities.” But in point of fact, there is nothing “nonpartisan” or “neutral” about the Carter Center – particularly as regards its view of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Jewish people. This is due chiefly to two related factors: (a) the fact that large portions of the Center’s financial backing derive from anti-Israel, Islamic sources in the Arab world, and (b) the rabidly anti-Israel perspective of the Center’s founder, Jimmy Carter.

The Carter Center has been a longtime recipient of Arab funding, including many millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia’s late King Fahd; at least $5 million from the king’s nephew, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal (whose infamous post-9/11 offer of $10 million to New York City was rejected by then-mayor Rudolph Giuliani because it was accompanied by the suggestion that America should cut back its support of Israel); $500,000 from the government of the United Arab Emirates; $1 million from Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, Jordan; another $1 million in a joint pledge from ten of Osama bin Laden’s brothers; and untold sums from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. No doubt, Mr. Carter’s consistently pro-Arab, anti-Israel rhetoric acts as a magnet for such donations; and not surprisingly, there are no similar contributions hailing from Israeli sources.

Carter’s antipathy toward Israel has evolved into the stuff of legend. In his 2006 book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, the former President depicts Israeli intransigence as the chief obstacle to Mideast peace. “Israel’s continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land,” he writes. By his telling, Arab leaders are prevented from embracing peace with Israel only by the latter’s stubborn refusal to end its “occupation,” withdraw entirely from “Palestinian land,” and return “to the 1967 border as specified in the U.N. Resolution 242.”

In the aftermath of Hamas’s stunning ascension to political supremacy in January 2006, Carter was quick to meet with the organization’s leaders in Ramallah, congratulating them on their electoral victory and credulously accepting their blather about “want[ing] to have a peaceful administration.” The fact that Hamas’s founding charter continued to call for the permanent destruction of Israel and the mass murder of Jews did not sway Carter in the least. Not even Hamas’s subsequent barrage of rocket attacks against southern Israeli towns could convince him to abandon his naïve belief that the organization stood “a good chance” of abandoning terrorism as its modus operandi. Then, when foreign aid to the Palestinian territories dried up as a result of international reluctance to pour money into the coffers of a terrorist group, Carter reflexively condemned what he saw to be the world community’s “criminal” conspiracy to deprive innocent Palestinians of vital resources.

As he is wont to do, Carter directed most of his blame at the United States. In May 2006 he penned an International Herald Tribune article impugning America for being “the driving force behind an apparently effective scheme of depriving the [Palestinian] general public of income, access to the outside world and the necessities of life.” “Innocent Palestinian people are being treated like animals,” added Carter, “with the presumption that they are guilty of some crime.”

In December 2006, Kenneth Stein, a professor of Israeli Studies at Emory University and the first Executive Director of the Carter Center, stepped down from his position at the Center and issued a resignation letter in which he described Mr. Carter’s Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid as being “replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.”

On January 11, 2007, fourteen members of the Carter Center’s 200-person Board of Councilors likewise resigned in protest over Carter’s anti-Israel screed. “You have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side,” they wrote in their letter of resignation. “It seems that you have turned to a world of advocacy, including even malicious advocacy. We can no longer endorse your strident and uncompromising position. This is not the Carter Center or Jimmy Carter we came to respect and support.”

Situated on the campus of Emory University, the Carter Center stands as an outpost of the anti-Israel propaganda that is feeding the campus war against Israel and the Jews.

  • monto4

    I do not know where to start with, actually this article is quite misleading. I think you could not just bear it when a vote ecoes a sound of truth among thousands naiive and non-objective talk. Yet avoiding ,altogether, the fact that Israili occupation of the Palestinian lands is the core of this crises. Actually if Cater seeks money and fund he would have found it through the toatl bais to the Israili occupation – as many paid pens do- and the zionist loby in the usa, who have lately conviced the American president to give a deaf ear to the daily building of settlements non-objective talk the lands Al Quds and the western bank. This total bais toward Zionism and their recently war criminals is not in favour in the world peace and human beings, I would leave the audiance to reflect on the daily crimes against Alaqsa Mosque and the Arab 48.

  • barbjohnson

    I am shocked that a former President would say such things. What was he thinking while in office…did he do things that would not have helped Isreal. He is not much of a Christian if he has these views.

  • ApolloSpeaks

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  • antifascist18

    monto, typical Paly symp rot.

    Who bombarded Sderot for three years straight, with mild Israeli responses until Operation Cast Lead? Who deliberately slaughtered innocent animals in the Gaza Zoo and blamed it on Israel? Who has inhumanely kept Gilad Shalit for over 3 years and denied even Red Cross visits to him?

    And who by the way, danced in the streets of both Gaza and Ramallah when the Twin Towers were destroyed by the ideological allies of the Palestinians? Not to mention the deliberate destruction of intact Greenhouses offered by the befuddled Sharon to them in hopes of peaceful coexistence after Jews, NOT Paly Muslims, were removed by force by the IDF in the shameful Disengagement?

    Be VERY thankful that my name isn't Netanyahu or that I am not the Israeli PM because I would have solved this problem years ago with the first rocketing. Gaza would have been levelled to the ground, which is what it truly deserves.

    Call me a Racist, a genocidal advocate, I really don't give a damn. Americans knew how to drive Native Americans from their true lands for many more unjust reasons than the Israelis won't drive terrorists from THEIRS. And it is THEIR land, blockhead.

    As for the Al Aqsa Mosque, last I heard it is still standing. Pity, considering it is on the land of the Old Temple, and Jews are denied access to that Mount. Whereas it should be the other way around.

  • antifascist18

    monto, typical Paly symp rot.

    Who bombarded Sderot for three years straight, with mild Israeli responses until Operation Cast Lead? Who deliberately slaughtered innocent animals in the Gaza Zoo and blamed it on Israel? Who has inhumanely kept Gilad Shalit for over 3 years and denied even Red Cross visits to him?

    And who by the way, danced in the streets of both Gaza and Ramallah when the Twin Towers were destroyed by the ideological allies of the Palestinians? Not to mention the deliberate destruction of intact Greenhouses offered by the befuddled Sharon to them in hopes of peaceful coexistence after Jews, NOT Paly Muslims, were removed by force by the IDF in the shameful Disengagement?

    Be VERY thankful that my name isn't Netanyahu or that I am not the Israeli PM because I would have solved this problem years ago with the first rocketing. Gaza would have been levelled to the ground, which is what it truly deserves.

    Call me a Racist, a genocidal advocate, I really don't give a damn. Americans knew how to drive Native Americans from their true lands for many more unjust reasons than the Israelis won't drive terrorists from THEIRS. And it is THEIR land, blockhead.

    As for the Al Aqsa Mosque, last I heard it is still standing. Pity, considering it is on the land of the Old Temple, and Jews are denied access to that Mount. Whereas it should be the other way around.

  • antifascist18

    P.S. Do learn how to spell too, monto or mohammo, your ignorance is showing in many more ways than one.

  • http://fastsizeinfo.com/ chiqui13

    It is quite disappointing to know that a past president of the United States would be a blatant advocate of the campus war against Israel and the Jews. I understand that he is but a person with an opinion of his own to be respected but he should also know that being a previous president of a nation as big as USA, his ideas on global matters count and can influence a lot of people.

    HELP STOP THE CAMPUS WAR AGAINST ISRAELI AND JEWS!!!!

  • semus

    Before you attack Americans (I guess all Americans) about the what happened to the American Indian in this country please do some research, and I don't mean watching PBS. Certainly dark things have been done. Down through history there have been a lot injustices, “Mans Cruelty to Man” is well documented. I'm including cruelties committed by and to Native Americans, Muslims, Jews, African countries, Europeans, Americans. There's no way to undo wrongs committed, except to not repeat them if they were wrongs. I wonder what the configuration of the world would be if the U.S. never existed?

    Up until now America was among Israel's best friends. Now the “Official” policy towards Israel is unknown to me, thanks in part to 78% of the Jewish vote. There were other ignoramuses also, the Hard Left craves and requires ignorance.

    Other than the aforementioned I agree with everything you wrote, and that just smarted a little. It's also used by the Hard Left's Mantras to renounce Capitalism in general and America in particular.

    Otherwise thanks for a great comment.

  • semus

    “It's also one of the many the Hard Left's Mantras to renounce Capitalism in general and America in particular.”

    A little better follows:

    It's one of the many Mantra's the Hard Left uses to renounce Capitalism in general and America in particular.

    I wasn't able to edit this after a WEB Database error sorry.

  • Al Best

    As an individual, I have been unable for a long time to convince newspapers to print this information. Thank you for the article, which I will pass on to everyone I can.

  • Al Best

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  • brianchandler

    Typical Carter nonesense.The anti-simitism of the American intelectual left continues to show it face.

  • brianchandler

    Monto,
    Your sympathy towrads the palestinian terrorist cause,and lack of understanding of the situation is amazing.Every country the pakestanians have enterd they have nearly distroied,Lebanon,Jordan and everywhere else they have brought terror and violence.

  • monto4

    It's apparent that america new zionists have changed its path toward what they call new fascist ,Islam, they have come to agree that it's their common enemy. Islam is not an enemy of the States. Actually you are creating ememies everyday by your continual wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, you are causing much damage and casualities. You consider it to be your right to defend yourself against the enemies you have made. I'm sorry for the American soliders diying every day and have much sorrow for the childeren of Iraq and Palestine, at least those innocent children have not travel thousands of killometers to terr and kill and promote this damage strategy. Any one who kills is not much of a Christian.

  • monto4

    It's apparent that america new zionists have changed their path toward what they call new fascist ,Islam, they have come to agree that it's their common enemy. Islam is not an enemy of the States. Actually you are creating ememies everyday by your continual wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, you are causing much damage and casualities. You consider it to be your right to defend yourself against the enemies you have made. I'm sorry for the American soliders diying every day and have much sorrow for the childeren of Iraq and Palestine, at least those innocent children have not travel thousands of killometers to terr and kill and promote this damage strategy. Any one who kills is not much of a Christian.

  • armaros

    Carter is like that zombie in the B movie, always coming back when he was shot and blown up. He always manages to lurk back wanting to eat more brains. Then he bites and drives the agenda his way. This is how he managed to drive the heatlth debate into a debate about racism and this is how he always conducts his own foreign policy.

  • josephwiess

    I think that the arabs are still licking wounds from two wars they started and in which, Israel kicked their butts.
    In both wars, Israel had completely overran their enemies forces and were halfway to the enemies capital cities when the UN begged them to stop.
    Since then, Israel has tried to make peace, but the palestinians have continued to fight, usually by launching rockets into civilian areas.

  • M.J.

    to monto4- There are so many things I want to say to you but you're not worth the time. So I will leave you with this: say goodbye to all your little terrorist friends because the next war, and it's coming soon, will be this one- read Psalm 83 and Obadiah. God is getting ready to show the world whose land Israel really is! And guess what, Israel is going to expand.

  • USMCSniper

    Ahhhh….and the Christians of course were peace loving like in the Dark Ages and during the Inquisition. As for the Muslim Jihadists and all their supporters, kill 'em al, put 'em all in piles and burn 'em and let Allah sort 'em out! Nothing like the stench of burning ragheads in the early morning. That is the smell of victory in the air!

  • etgen

    you are correct on almost everything you say….however the dhimmi carter center is not located on emorys campus but on freedom prkway in atlanta. however, emory's President (wagner) and his associate, Gary Hauk support the Dhimmi Carter center….

  • Daria

    Monto4
    Read this book to have some idea what you are talking about.
    [Joan Peters: From time immemorial: The origins of the Arab-Jewish conflict over Palestine ] to find out who the Palestinian refugees really are and why only for them the UN defines refuge as someone who happened to be in the area of Israel between 1946 and 1948.
    The Palestinians are victims of their leaders and the other Arab leaders.

  • monto4

    to M.J. You worth the time to be given an advice to think objectively and leave your own onesided thoughts. You can creat your own coming wars, the current situations is showing that Israil has transgressed all common limts. Land is god's He gives it to those who 're able to save it from mischief and mass killings.This a true fact in all traditions upon which you can determine your situation. I do not know where you stay now, but suppose I come to your some place where you live since for a time as long as history and stayed for sometime in the first floor, then it appears to me that according to my belief I should to drive you completely out of your home, would that be God's will. Think about it.

  • monto4

    Daria
    I know the history of the Holy lands very well, Arbs were there before the time of Ibraham and the arena of Greek Occupation. Please check that. The zionists leaders have declared it; We have no right of this land historically or politicaly but we could claim it by the Torah. Thanks for admiting that palestinians are victims but, I want to add they are victms of the occupiers of of thier occupied lands, historicall, Polticaly and in by the Tradition. Please know that occupation does not change facts and original rights.

  • monto4

    I have not said that Christians were peace loving since histroy. However, true christians alike any true beliver should be peace loving. Distinguish between Christians and Crusaders, we can not justify the wars against East and its lands by the name of Jesus Christ and the Cross.We can not justify the war of Iraq, even if it's said that the Afghan women, child and old people have attacked the twins wiht thier moden arilines- They are unjust and agaist the Teaching of Jesus Christ. At that very time you called dark ages – in the west. Islam have taught the world what civilzation is. As for history it still tells many stories of war crimes still made by the name of God in the Holy Lands.

  • M.J.

    To monto4- You don't believe in the Jesus of the Bible. You believe in a man-made Jesus. Did He not say there will be “wars and rumors of wars”? I am not creating my own coming wars, but you are creating God in your image. Read Ezkekiel 37. Very soon God will show the world whose land Israel is. Actually, God is going to destoy the enemies of Israel.. It is stated in Obadiah but you refuse to believe it(also read Ezekiel 38 & 39 and Jeremiah 30 and pay close attention to verses10,11) It doesn't matter what you or I think. The outcome is already known by God. He had it written in His Holy Book and it's available for everyone to read it. You cannot pretend to know anything about God's heart if you don't take the time to study the Bible. BTW, I read your response to daria. You said Arabs were there before Abraham? Really? The Arabs started with Ishmael, the offspring of Abraham and Hagar. Stop trying to invent the history that you like and stick with the facts. There are many things that I don't like either, but trying to revise history changes nothing. The future is written in advance and you can't change it.

  • martinhoran

    What can you expect from Carter? He was a man when serving as the US President made an international laughing stock of his nation and embarrassed America's allies. We have only to think of the Iranian fiasco when gloating Iranians danced over the bodies of US soldiers and Carter looked on like an idiot. Khomeni laughed at him and did not release the American hostages till the day Reagan took control. When Americans rightly booted that ridiculous fool out of office, being the gutless wonder that he was, he openly complained to the whole world “It hurts.” No apology to his people or to their allies. That's because he was too stupid and arrogant to accept the mess he had caused. His “It hurts” complaint showed he thought America was wrong and that he was right. Had he lived in any other generation he would have been tried and found guilty of high treason. That's what should have happened. Instead he has been permitted to continue with his ridiculous politics. Sadly there are many equally hypocritical and illogical liberals who still endorse his stance; crying peace and inclusion when they whitewash a religion–Islam–that it openly hostile and violent to all who disagree with it. History attests to this and so does the Koran itself. Only liberals cannot see it because, like Carter, they blame the victims of its terror and do not want to see the truth and they are not going to tolerate the views of those who can see it for what it is. They are the one-sided fascists and call everyone else but Muslims who disagree with them fascists! Carter should have been put into an insane asylum when he was kicked out of office. If he is not an imbecile then he is something much worse–nasty and devious! He is the worst president America has ever had. Benedict Arnold was a saint in comparison. However, America now has a president even worse than Carter. May God help us all.