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December 14, 2006

Jimmy Carter: Jew-Hater, Genocide-Enabler, Liar

That's th e title of the piece. Not one of my hack-jobs.

David Horowitz, who has no problem calling an anti-semite an anti-semite:

Even as Islamic Hitlerites gather in Iran to deny the first Holocaust of the Jews and to plot the second, former president Jimmy Carter tours America with a new book that describes Jews as racists and oppressors, and suggests they are also a conspiratorial mafia that intimidates “critics,” controls America’s media and war policy, and are therefore also the source of Islamic terrorism and the Arabs’ genocidal campaign to eliminate them from the map of the Middle East.

In other words, Americans beware of the Jew in your midst.


Here is Carter’s description of the Middle East conflict in his own words, delivered during an interview he gave on National Public Radio during the second day of the Holocaust deniers’ conference in Teheran:

“I have spent a lot of time in Palestine in recent years. … The Palestinians have had their own land, first of all, occupied and then confiscated and then colonized. They’ve been excluded from their own gardens and fields, and pastures and churches. They have been severely restrained in their movements. They have to have different kinds of passes to go through different checkpoints inside their own lands on their own roads. The Israelis have built more than 200 settlements inside Palestine.They connect these settlements with very nice roads for the Israeli settlers, and then superhighways and so forth going into Jerusalem. Quite often the Palestinians are prevented from even riding on those roads that have been built in their own territory. So this has been in many ways worse than it was in South Africa.”

When hundreds of millions of Muslims are calling for the extermination of the Jews of Israel this is more than a lie; it is a blood libel.

It is a lie that Palestinians “had their own land, first of all, occupied.” This is like saying that Texans had their own land occupied by Hispanics, ignoring the fact that Hispanics were there first. The very word Palestine is a Roman appellation for the people called Philistines, who were not Arabs but red-haired sailors from the Aegean. The Jews were there as well.

In short, first of all the Jews were in the land before the Arabs.

As many people have pointed out, Jews by and large fled most other places in the Middle East to resettle in Israel. So isn't this a simple case of migrating populations? Jews left Arab lands, where they were discriminated against and unwanted, to settle somewhere else. Less Jews in Arab lands overall, more Jews in Israel.

So what's the problem?

The entire project to create a historic "Palestinian people" is designed to give a reason why these idiots can't just settle somewhere else. Without the myth of the "Palestinian People," one can just say, "Look, in the interest of global harmony, why don't you just leave this piece of dust you're living on for this equally crappy piece of dust? What's it matter to you? You're going to be living under a despotic, terrorist Arab regime either way. Hell, we'll even give you some money to make your new home on this new piece of dust more livable, until, at least, you spend it all on bombs."

With the myth of an eternal, separate, indiginous Palestinian People, leftists, Arabs, and anti-Semites (but I repeat myself) can claim, "Oh, no, it's incredibly important that the Palestinians live in this particular bowl of dust and not that almost precisely fungible bowl of dust thirty miles to the east."

And look, it's true: All the improvements to the land over the past fifty years have come from Israelis. So if some of this dust looks a little nicer, that's due to Israeli industry, not to Arab complacence.


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