James Earl with Yassar Aarafat, Mahmoud Abbas, and Shiekh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan
I have to ask you. Is a person an anti-semite, if he invests money in an anti-semitic enterprise? Is Carter an anti-semite because of his oil holdings and awards? Read this and decide.
From Alan Dershowitz: “When Newsweek magazine asked his campaign for the names of people on whom Carter relied for advice, my name was among those given out. I continued to work for Carter over the years, most recently I met him in Jerusalem a year ago, and we briefly discussed the Mid-East. Though I disagreed with some of his points, I continued to believe that he was making them out of a deep commitment to principle and to human rights.
Recent disclosures of Carter’s extensive financial connections to Arab oil money, particularly from Saudi Arabia, had deeply shaken my belief in his integrity. When I was first told that he received a monetary reward in the name of Shiekh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan, and kept the money, even after Harvard returned money from the same source because of its anti-Semitic history, I simply did not believe it. How could a man of such apparent integrity enrich himself with dirty money from so dirty a source?
And let there be no mistake about how dirty the Zayed Foundation is. I know because I was involved, in a small way, in helping to persuade Harvard University to return more than $2 million that the financially strapped Divinity School received from this source. Initially, I was reluctant to put pressure on Harvard to turn back money for the Divinity School, but then a student at the Divinity School, Rachael Lea Fish showed me the facts…” Read here: Alan Dershowitz, former fan
Jimmy Carter said he kept the money because the Sheikh is a friend. If that is the case, why didn’t he give it to an Israeli or any charity???
From Dershowitz: “This award has special significance for me because it is named for my personal friend, Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan.” Carter’s personal friend, it turns out, was an unredeemable anti-Semite and all-around bigot.
Mayor Koch wrote about Jimmy Carter in his biography. He didn’t like Jimmy and saw him as ruthless. Koch said, “I came to know Carter well…When he ran for reelection, he asked me to campaign for him in 1980 – I was by then Mayor of New York City — and I said that I would vote for him, but not campaign for him because he was then engaging in hostile acts towards Israel. I was popular with the Jewish community and when I would not campaign for him unless he changed his position, he called me to his hotel in New York when attending a fundraiser and said, “You have done me more damage than any man in America.” I felt proud then, and even more today, since we now know what a miserable president he was then and the miserable human being he is now as he prepares to meet with Hamas.”
Jews are very forgiving people. Koch is an honorable man. I have to take what he says seriously.