Israel's UN Ambassador Calls Jimmy Carter A "Bigot"
Israel's UN ambassador made an absolutely outrageous accusation yesterday against Jimmy Carter for meeting witht he militant group Hama, a meeting which had yielded a concession by Hamas saying it was 'ready' to accept Israel's existance. It is unfortunate that some rightist politicians in Israel in the US still insist on deeming anything that's not in Israel's political interests as anti-semitic.
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday called former President Jimmy Carter "a bigot" for meeting with the leader of the militant Hamas movement in Syria.
Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, "went to the region with soiled hands and came back with bloody hands after shaking the hand of Khaled Mashaal, the leader of Hamas," Ambassador Dan Gillerman told a luncheon briefing for reporters.
The diplomat was questioned about problems facing his country during a wide-ranging discussion with reporters lasting more than an hour. The briefing was sponsored by The Israel Project, a Washington-based, media-oriented advocacy group.