Jimmy Carter out of the anti-Zionist closet

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Jimmy Carter is out of the anti—Zionist closet. In a column in the Pakistan Daily Times entitled "Colonisation of Palestine precludes peace" Carter writes

"The pre—eminent obstacle to peace is Israel's colonisation of Palestine..."

To be sure, he ends his column by calling for recognition for Israel by the Palestinians, but Carter cannot possibly misunderstand what "colonization of Palestine" means to Hamas, Iran, and Bin Laden. It means the existence of Israel anywhere in what was once called Palestine. That is a deliberate ambiguity, as Carter knows perfectly well. It plays to the most extreme factions, while allowing sly Ole Jimmy to deny that he is calling for ethnic cleansing of Tel Aviv.

It's always nice to know where Democrats stand, after all these years.

Jimmy Carter is out of the anti—Zionist closet. In a column in the Pakistan Daily Times entitled "Colonisation of Palestine precludes peace" Carter writes

"The pre—eminent obstacle to peace is Israel's colonisation of Palestine..."

To be sure, he ends his column by calling for recognition for Israel by the Palestinians, but Carter cannot possibly misunderstand what "colonization of Palestine" means to Hamas, Iran, and Bin Laden. It means the existence of Israel anywhere in what was once called Palestine. That is a deliberate ambiguity, as Carter knows perfectly well. It plays to the most extreme factions, while allowing sly Ole Jimmy to deny that he is calling for ethnic cleansing of Tel Aviv.

It's always nice to know where Democrats stand, after all these years.