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April 25, 2008
Israel's UN Ambassador: Carter a 'Bigot'
The American left may be in love with Jimmy Carter and his personal diplomacy that always seems to make things worse wherever he goes.
Carter's trip to Hamasland and his embrace of the leadership generated nothing but headlines for the egomaniacal Carter. After proudly announcing that Hamas was ready to accept Israel's existence and start peace talks, the terrorists said "not so fast" and contradicted almost everything he said they told him.
Now Dan Gillerman, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, is calling a spade a spade and in no uncertain terms, let's the former and failed US president have it:
The ambassador's harsh words for Carter came days after the ex-president met with Mashaal for seven hours in Damascus to negotiate a cease-fire with Gaza's Hamas rulers. Carter then called Mashaal on Monday to try to get him to agree to a one-month truce without conditions, but the Hamas leader rejected the idea. The ambassador called last weekend's encounter "a very sad episode in American history." He said it was "a shame" to see Carter, who had done "good things" as a former president, "turn into what I believe to be a bigot." Telephone calls by The Associated Press to two Atlanta numbers for Carter were not immediately returned Thursday. Gillerman said Hamas is armed and trained by Iran, whose president once called for Israel to be "wiped off the map." "The real danger, the real problem is not the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the real threat is Iran," he said.Carter is now off stage having gotten his media attention and received the plaudits of the Israel-hating world. It remains to be seen if anyone can talk to Hamas while the terrorists insist that Israel is not a legitimate nation and that it doesn't deserve to exist.