Just when you thought Dhimmi Carter couldn’t go any lower. By Melissa Drosjack for for Fox News, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
WASHINGTON “” Jimmy Carter has accused an international Jewish human rights group of “falsehood and slander” for launching a petition that resulted in thousands of signatures being sent to the former president in protest of his controversial book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“I don’t believe Simon Wiesenthal would have resorted to falsehood and slander to raise funds,” Carter wrote last month in a handwritten letter to the head of the human rights center that bears the name of the late Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter. The petition does not require payment to be sent, though Carter’s letter suggests it is being used as a fundraising tool.
“I believe that Simon Wiesenthal would have been as outraged by your book, ‘Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,’ as I was,” Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean and founder of the Los Angeles-based center, wrote in a Feb. 2 response to Carter.
Carter’s fiery exchange with Hier is the latest in the controversy over the book, which last year prompted resignations of a longtime Carter aide and 14 members of a Carter Center board.
Critics allege the book contains inaccuracies and distorts history to shape the reader’s opinion to one side of the issue. Carter has defended the book, saying he didn’t mean to offend anyone.
Hier sent 25,000 signed petitions to the Carter Center to show concern over the book among the Jewish community. The center’s online petition called visitors to “act now against President Carter’s one-sided bias against Israel.”…
“The reason he wrote this book is because he has become a spokesman for the Palestinian cause,” Hier said.
“Having read the book, I can tell you these are not the words of a person who is objective, who is trying to see a way out of this. He has come down 100 percent on the Palestinian side.”