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Monday, December 11, 2006

Dhimmi Carter, liar extraordinaire

An absolute must-read article at Jewish Current Issues showing in great detail how Jimmy Carter effectively lies in his book concerning the Israeli positions during the negotiations in the waning days of the Clinton administration. He not only plagiarizes Dennis Ross' maps of each proposal, but he misrepresents the maps as to what they mean.

The article shows that while the Clinton plan was fundamentally accepted by Barak and the Knesset with specific reservations, Arafat rejected it completely. But Carter's book makes it sound like Israel never accepted it at all and did not give a response, while Arafat's rejection was based on an "interpretation" of the Clinton offer that is simply impossible.

Carter's desire to demonize Israel is so ingrained that he cannot even bend the truth to support it - he has to make up facts out of whole cloth.
(Hat tip: Boker Tov Boulder)