Jimmy Carter's peacemaker
Yes, Jimmy Carter really said that
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The [former] president, who has been visiting Israel
and the West Bank, met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud
Abbas Saturday but didn’t meet with Netanyahu or President Reuven
He told reporters that he didn’t ask to meet
with Netanyahu or his government, and never has, because it would be a
“waste of time.” He told Channel 2 in an interview broadcast Saturday
that he requested to meet Rivlin, but the president’s office declined.
Israel officials said last week that Netanyahu
and Rivlin had refused invitations to meet with Carter, who was
described by an Israeli diplomatic source as “a disaster for Israel,”
who holds “anti-Israel positions.”
“I don’t believe that he’s a terrorist. He’s
strongly in favor of the peace process,” Carter said of Hamas politburo
chief Khaled Mashaal. He said Mashaal expressed interest in the Saudis
hosting a “peace meeting” and that the Doha-based Hamas leader would
recognize Israel’s right to exist based on the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.
Netanyahu, on the other hand, wasn’t “in favor
of a two-state solution,” said the former president, who orchestrated
the peace accords between Israel and Egypt in 1979.
“I don’t see that deep commitment on the part
of Netanyahu to make concessions which [former prime minister] Menachem
Begin did to find peace with his potential enemies,” Carter told Channel
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