Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Carter blames Israel for Gaza bloodshed

Former President Jimmy Carter told the Free Press that Israel was responsible for last month's fighting in Gaza, a comment that drew sharp reaction from members of the local Jewish community, who called him an apologist for terrorist groups.
Carter, asked in a telephone interview who was responsible for the Gaza war, replied simply: "Israel was."
"You got to talk to both sides," Carter said. "But you can't ... take the position that everything that Israel does is right, and that anybody who disagrees with them is an act of terrorism. You got to try to find solutions that relate to both sides."

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