Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School honored former President Jimmy Carter on April 10th 2013. Carter has spread inaccurate information about Israel and the Middle East. Read Jesse Shore’s latest piece on the issue here. A CAMERA monograph, Bearing False Witness, details the falsehoods and errors about Israel by former US President Jimmy Carter and discusses his quest to demonize the Jewish State.
Moreover, both The Anti-Defamation League and The Simon Wiesenthal Center have blasted the decision to honor him. Professor Alan Dershowitz, interviewed here in the Jewish Press, stated that if invited he would come at his own expense to debate Carter, stating, “by encouraging and supporting Hamas, and always placing the blame on Israel, Carter has guaranteed the continuation of terrorism. . . .“Carter has embraced Arafat, he’s embraced Mashaal, why, he’s never met a terrorist he didn’t love, and never met an Israeli whom he did,” adding that “it was Carter who was responsible for not acting to prevent the death of two million Cambodians at the hands of Pol Pot. Carter was the president of the United States and yet he did not intervene in that slaughter, he did not lead and prod the United Nations to take action”
Read more about this issue in the blog Shame on Cardozo, devoted to the incident and launched by a group of concerned alumni. In their latest posting CAMERA is mentioned: “Carter’s record of slandering Israel is so voluminous that both CAMERA and Alan Dershowitz have written books refuting his lies.”
By Gilad Skolnick