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  • Jimmy Carter urges Obama to recognize ‘Palestine’ before leaving office

    1 week ago

    Jimmy Carter urged President Barack Obama to recognize a state of Palestine before leaving office.

    Writing Monday in a New York Times op-ed, the former president said before Donald Trump assumes the presidency on Jan. 20, the United States should back a United Nations Security...

  • The idiocy of the Iowa caucuses

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 25, 2016 | 11:51 am

    What were we thinking? 

    If we’re lucky, the day will come when we look back at the Iowa caucuses and the quadrennial carnival they inaugurate with the same embarrassed horror we now feel for duck-and-cover as a safety drill for nuclear war. 

    What a dangerous distraction the...

  • Some Jews have divined the real cause of Jimmy Carter’s cancer

    September 3, 2015 | 3:05 pm

    Former President Jimmy Carter, 90, recently announced he has cancer that has spread to his brain.

    For some Jews (and evangelical Christians), the cause apparently is obvious. No, it’s not his genetic makeup, or the spread of a mass from his liver to his brain. It’s divine...

  • Former President Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    August 20, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday that his cancer has spread to his brain and he will start radiation treatment for it later in the day, adding that his fate was "in the hands of God."

    Carter, 90, held a news conference on his condition barely a week after...

  • Former U.S. President Carter says he has cancer

    August 12, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that recent liver surgery revealed he had cancer that had spread to other parts of his body.

    "I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare," Carter, 90, said in a...

  • Jimmy Carter: Hamas leader favors peace, Netanyahu not committed to 2 states

    May 4, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Hamas leader Khaled Meshal is in favor of the peace process with Israel and that Hamas is not a terrorist organization.

    Carter also told Israel Channel 2 on Saturday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not in favor of a...

  • Rivlin, Netanyahu spurn meeting with Jimmy Carter in Israel

    April 20, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected invitations to meet with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

    The invitations reportedly were declined after consulting with the Foreign Ministry and the National Security Council, Haaretz reported...

  • Jimmy Carter: Israeli-Palestinian conflict a cause of Paris attacks

    January 13, 2015 | 9:20 am

    Former President Jimmy Carter said the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was among the factors that led to the deadly attacks last week in Paris.

    Carter made the assertion Monday night during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.

    “Well, one of the...

  • In U.S. relations with Israel, context is key

    December 17, 2014 | 5:08 pm

    The strain in United States-Israel ties is a live issue in the Israel election campaign — and rightfully so. But if you glance at U.S. and Israeli media during the last couple of months, you’d think the relations have never been worse. Jeffrey Goldberg’s article in The Atlantic,...

  • May 13, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 13, 2013 | 3:23 am

    The US

    Headline: UK's Cameron on U.S. trip to learn Boston lessons, discuss Syria

    To Read: According to Jordan Chandler Hirsch and Sam Kleiner, whether you are in favor of increased US involvement in Middle East affairs or against it, Israel is the answer-

    Iran, to be...

  • Best-for-Israel President? Our Factor panel has the answer

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 3, 2012 | 11:34 am

    In our pre-election survey of the Israel Factor, we asked an unusual question that we found suitable for Election Day eve. “On a scale of 1 (bad for Israel) to 10 (great for Israel), please rank the following past presidents in retrospect”.

    Take a look at the outcome, followed by...

  • Israel not committed to two-state solution, Jimmy Carter says

    October 22, 2012 | 11:16 am

    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Monday said the Israeli-Palestinian peace process had reached a crisis point and that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government was not pursuing a two-state solution.

    "That policy of promoting a two-state solution seems to be abandoned...

  • The impact of the moderate Republican

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 17, 2012 | 5:09 pm

    On Oct. 28, 1980, a beleaguered President Jimmy Carter stood on a debate stage with his Republican challenger, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan.  Carter’s one chance to save his presidency depended on his ability to portray Reagan’s views as extreme. The best levers appeared to...

  • Jimmy Carter calls Rachel Corrie case ruling ‘unacceptable’

    August 30, 2012 | 12:12 pm

    Former President Jimmy Carter called “unacceptable” a court ruling that declared the State of Israel is not responsible for the death of an American activist.

    “The killing of an American peace activist is unacceptable. The court’s decision confirms a climate of impunity,...

  • Choice of Carter as convention speaker decried

    August 9, 2012 | 10:54 am

    Former President Jimmy Carter, who has garnered much criticism in recent years for his harsh words about Israel, will address the Democratic National Convention.

    The Democratic National Convention Committee and Obama for America announced that Carter will speak Sept. 4 via video.

  • Carter: Muslim Brotherhood to try to modify Egypt-Israel peace treaty

    May 28, 2012 | 9:47 pm

    Former U.S President Jimmy Carter said after what he called long discussions with Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Egypt that the group will try to modify the country’s peace treaty with Israel.

    Carter said May 26 after the conclusion of the first round of voting in Egypt’s free...

  • Carter says he met Gross, pressed for his release

    March 31, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Former President Jimmy Carter met with jailed American contractor Alan Gross and said he believes Gross is “innocent of any serious crime.”

    Carter met with Gross on Wednesday at an undisclosed location, according to reports.

    Carter said Tuesday that he would discuss Gross’ case...

  • Carter says he pressed for Gross’ release

    March 30, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    Former President Jimmy Carter discussed the case of jailed American contractor Alan Gross with Cuban officials, but said that was not the reason for his visit.

    “We have spoken to some officials about Mr. Gross, but I am not here to take him out of the country,” Carter said Tuesday....

  • Will Carter press for Gross’ release on Cuba visit?

    March 28, 2011 | 10:25 am

    Jimmy Carter is scheduled to visit Jewish leaders during a trip to Cuba, leading to speculation that the former U.S. president will ask the Cuban government to release jailed American contractor Alan Gross.

    Carter, who is well known for his activism on behalf of human rights, will...

  • Carter sued over book on Palestine

    February 3, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Five readers have filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter for his book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

    His publisher, Simon & Schuster, also was named in the lawsuit over the book published in 2006.

    The lawsuit, Unterberg et al v. Jimmy Carter et...

  • Carter continues to stigmatize Israel, ADL charges

    November 1, 2010 | 5:31 pm

    Former President Jimmy Carter continues to make biased remarks about Israel, despite a public apology via JTA late last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

    In an Op-Ed distributed Monday, ADL National Director Abe Foxman charged that “Rather than focusing on Israel as the...

  • Jimmy Carter…I don’t accept his bogus apology!

    By Karmel Melamed

    January 5, 2010 | 11:13 am

    Late last month former U.S. President Jimmy Carter released a letter through the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) “apologizing” to American Jews for all that he has said about Israel that has offended American Jewry. When I first read about this supposed apology by Carter, I could...

  • Best Jimmy Carter Crack Ever

    By Rob Eshman

    September 17, 2009 | 9:28 pm

    Best Jimmy Carter crack ever. 

    The comedian Greg Fitzsimmons sat in with Howard today to do the news with Robin Quivers.  Robin reported how Jimmy Carter said racism was behind the opposition to Obama, and Fitzsimmons cracked:

    Jimmy Carter, fresh off his his book, “Fucking Jews,”...

  • American donor deposed in Olmert probe, Carter spills nuclear bomb beans

    May 28, 2008 | 10:31 pm

    N.Y. Financier Deposed in Olmert Case

    Israeli prosecutors deposed American businessman Morris Talansky as part of the corruption probe of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

    Talansky, who was detained by police during a Passover visit to Israel, appeared at Jerusalem District Court on...

  • Incredible shrinking Jimmy Carter

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

  • Carter: Hamas open to peace with Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 21, 2008 | 10:12 am

    This just in from Reuters:

    Hamas would accept a deal creating a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip if it was approved by Palestinians in a vote, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Monday after talks with Hamas leaders.

    Carter said he had “no doubt that both the...

  • Briefs: Pro-Israel doves launch D.C. lobbying effort, Carter—in Israel— calls Sderot attacks ’

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Pro-Israel Doves Launch D.C. Outfit

    J Street promo video

    Pro-Israel doves are launching an initiative aimed at countering the influence of established Jewish organizations on Capitol Hill. In a conference call Tuesday, organizers announced the launch of J Street, a lobby outfit and a...

  • ‘Our Worst Ex-President’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 20, 2007 | 11:43 pm

    Among the top 10 quotes of 2007, according to the Yale Book of Quotations, via Mother Jones, former President Jimmy Carter’s comment to my friend the Bible Belt Blogger came in at No. 10.

    “I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has...

  • Jimmy Carter hatred is alive in Iranian L.A.

    By Karmel Melamed

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The September release of a new documentary that follows Jimmy Carter on tour for his controversial book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," has reignited the longstanding animosity many Iranian Americans feel toward the former U.S. president.

    The film, "Man From Plains", reveals the...

  • From Golda to Carter—Jewish history’s heroes and villains get screen time

    By Tom Tugend

    October 11, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Six films from Europe and the United States with Jewish or Israeli themes will open in U.S. theaters during the last half of October, most dealing with the triumphs and tragedies of our recent 20th century history. They are discussed here in order of their opening dates.
    Over the...
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