Jimmy Carter

Glowing Sands

When I heard Ted Cruz boast that that he'll "carpet bomb [ISIS] into oblivion" to see if "sand can glow in the dark," and Donald Trump bloviate about how he plans to "bomb the shit" out of ISIS, I was taken back to January 20, 1981.

I'd taken my family to the Mall to watch the Inauguration of Ronald Reagan.  He wasn't going to be another wimp like Jimmy Carter; no, he would get tough with America's enemies, starting with Iran, which had held 52 American diplomats and other citizens hostage for 444 days.

Advice For Biden

I have two words of caution for Vice President Joe Biden as he considers making a third run for the presidency.  I'll get to them shortly.

It can be intoxicating to see the polls and pundits saying more people would vote for him than Hillary Clinton or anyone else on the Democratic side, especially after his dismal previous attempts in 1988 and 2008, but the Veep should be wary about such early indicators.

Snubs

Jimmy Carter was in Israel last week.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu let it be known he wasn't interested in seeing the former president, 90, who he considers hostile to the Jewish state.

Carter responded by saying meeting with Bibi would be "a waste of time" because the Israeli leader "does not now and has never sincerely believed in a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine." Rubbing it in, Carter said Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal is not a terrorist and is "strongly in favor of the peace process."

Jimmy Carter: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict A Cause Of Paris Attacks

01/12/2015 - 19:00

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

Documentary Claims Mentalist Uri Geller Was CIA Spy

06/16/2013 - 20:00

The Israeli magician and psychic Uri Geller worked as a CIA spy, according to a new documentary.

“The Secret Life of Uri Geller-Psychic Spy,” by Vikram Jayanti, says Geller used his powers against Russia, including erasing Soviet floppy discs and changing the mind of an unnamed Russian leader in order to convince him to sign a nuclear arms reduction treaty, The Independent reported.

Uri Geller: Claims he refused to use powers to kill. Getty Images

Getting His Turn At Cardozo, Dershowitz Blasts Carter

Israel advocate says it was mistake to honor former president.
04/30/2013 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

Monday afternoon was payback time for Alan Dershowitz at Cardozo Law School, the scene of a recent award by students to former President Jimmy Carter for conflict resolution.

Dershowitz: “I am hated” by Jews on the left and right for his Mideast views, the Israel advocate said with a sense of pride.

YU President Issues Disclaimer On Jimmy Carter Honor At Cardozo

04/07/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Yeshiva University's president, Richard Joel, has issued a statement on his disagreements with Jimmy Carter in response to a student group's April 10th forum with the ex-president at YU's Benjamin Cardozo Law School.

Student honor for Carter "in no way represents a university position on his views," says YU's president. Getty Images

Jimmy Carter Blames Israel For ‘Vanishing’ Peace

10/22/2012 - 20:00

(JNS.org) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter lamented the “vanishing” prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace during a trip to Jerusalem this week, blaming Israeli construction in the West Bank.

Carter called the current situation “catastrophic” and accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of pursuing a one-state solution, despite Netanyahu’s previous statements committing to a two-state solution, including his 2009 speech at Bar Ilan University.

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