Thursday, January 11, 2007
Carter Center Resignations
The resignation of several Jewish board members of the Carter Center, protesting Jimmy Carter's position on the Israel-Palestine debate in his new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, stands as proof positive of the closed minds of most American Jews. Criticize Israeli government policy in Israel, and get a lively debate. Criticize Israeli government policy in America, and you'll get called a Jew-hater if you're a gentile and a "self-hating Jew" if you're a Jew. I've got news for American Jews: Israel is an expansionist, colonialist apartheid state who has nuclear weapons and isn't afraid to use them. Of course, it's surrounded by dangerous enemies, but it's also dangerously imperialist and dangerously macho itself. The off-the-record comments of IDF members to the Sunday London Times, suggesting that Israel might use nuclear-tipped bunker-busters against Iranian nuclear sites, is a perfect example of a very twisted Israeli psyche. Kudos to Jimmy Carter for saying the truths that needed to be said, and to hell with American Jews who can't face the truth about the Israeli state.