3 thoughts on “Jimmy Carter and the So-Called ‘Final Solution’ – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. Yes, many Jews are still so very sensitive to Holocaust issues. And yes, many Jews don’t like Jimmy Carter very much. Combine these two factors and this is what you get. Pretty ridiculous, I agree.

  2. Carter did not use German, nor did he mean to gas the Jewish population of the world. However, Carter and his supo
    supporters know that Israel would be destroyed at once
    on returning to the so called Green Line, since the
    country would then be too small to be defended against
    an onslaught from 20 Arab countries with armies at least
    thirty times the size of Israel’s army. Since Carter
    also seeks to withdraw all military and economic support
    from Israel, his policies as promoted by Howard Dean
    would have to lead to the destruction of Israel and the
    death of its entire population at the hands of the Arab
    killers. It is not necessary to mean “gas overns”. The
    meaning of “final solution” is nevertheless the death
    of another 5 million Jews, intended or not.

  3. Gerhard, I understand your concerns but I am a bit complexed at how you can come to a logical conclusion based solely on extermination of the Jewish people by the term “final soulution,” reduction/eradication of US funding, and Carter’s desire to return to the Green Line?

    If was an arbitrator of two groups squabbling over who was going to get the concert tickets, and one group happened to be friends of mine could I make a decision based solely on the facts, disparate to friendly ties? May be, but if I made a decision on the side of my friends would the other group have justification to complain that I was biased? I believe they would. If I chose the other group would my friends not have justification for declaring I acted out of self-interest with respects to appearing impartial as opposed to actuall being impartial? Yes they would. Therefore, which ever decision I make is, at the very least appearing to be influenced, at the most actually influenced by my relations.

    Now, bring this back to America and Israel. If America as the superpower, and still to a large extent the only country able to be accepted by the Palestinians, Arab world, and Israelis (the former two to an increasingly lesser degree because of its relationships) to arbitrate the conflict, wants to arbitrate the conflict should it not release its ‘support’ of Israel for the purposes of conflict resolution? Israel will lose a net inputter into the economy but it will increase by X amount by having a stable environment for foreign investment (including Arab investment) that will increase/expand the economy.

    On the other hand if America/Israel want to remain on similar relations as they do now then America has to forsake its role in the Roadmap/ peace effort full stop. But at what expense is this to a peaceful resolution? Who could replace the role the US kinda provides? Well, unfortunately, as an Englishman it cannot be Europe because of the opinion by some Israelis that Europe although not necessarily anti-Israel are certainly against what they deem as reppression of Palestinians. (and yes I know we can counter that with but what about Palestinian terrorism, but that kinda level of argument doesn’t really help does it?) Consequently, Europe will not appear to, or to some extent actually act independently of this.

    The two roles understandably cannot co-exist. The questions thus begged are: Can we provide an arbitrator that will be and appear to be independent of all groups concerned? If not will the status-quo continue unabated with no resolution ever?

    I live in England devoid of any true personal connection with the Middle East, except for my studies. What frightens me is that there are so many attempts to bring peace to Palestine/Israel that so many potentail peace narratives are being created and in effect competing for the hearts and minds of all those involved. The consequence is that this is a breeding ground for continued disillusionment.

    Regards,

    Matthew

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