Perhaps he thought David Duke should be on the council?

Jimmy Carter: Too many Jews on Holocaust council

“I got a phone call from our liaison at the White House saying this particular historian whose name sounded Jewish would not do. The liaison said he would not even take the time to present Carter with the possibility of including the historian on the board because he knew Carter would think the name sounded too Jewish. I explained the historian is Presbyterian, but the liaison said it wouldn’t matter to Carter.”

Freedman said he was “outraged by this absurdity.”

“If I was memorializing Martin Luther King, I would expect a significant number of board members to be African American. If I was memorializing Native American figures I’d expect a lot of Native Americans to be on the board.

“I do not for a moment consider it inappropriate to build a Holocaust council with a significant majority of the board being Jewish,” Freedman stated.

Freedman describes himself as “self-proclaimed liberal.” He said he decided to speak out after the release of Carter’s latest book, “Palestine: Peace not Apartheid,” which some have accused of being biased against Israel.

What do those of you who were upset with Erick for calling Carter an anti-Semite have to say now?

Hat Tip: Drudge Report


  1. leftrightcombo says:

    Old men and young fools should have the least access to the media. Neither can act on the ideas they support!

  2. commonsense says:

    Camp David, that’s what I have to say. I wish all people who Eric claimed were anti-Semites would broker regional peace

  3. ColinATL says:

    Okay, so Carter is being damned for an unsubstantiated report of what Carter might think according to a lackey?

    You guys are desperate to smear Carter whatever way you can. Disgusting.

    Did he put his foot in his mouth? Definitely. Should he be labeled anti-semitic? Never.

  4. Jmac says:

    Listen, I don’t necessarily think the book that Carter wrote is full of terribly good ideas. I think he took the wrong tone, used a faulty analogy and wasted a decent chance to start a fresh dialogue.

    All of that said, to suggest he’s an anti-Semite is kinda ridiculous. Particularly based on something that was so inexcusable that it took 30 years to even consider mentioning it to the press.

  5. DMZDave says:

    It may not be entirely fair to label Carter as an anti-Semite but since he has adopted some very incendiary language to describe Israel while utterly ignoring and even excusing the murderous terrorism of the Palestinians, it is probably fair to give him a dose of his own sanctimonious name calling.

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