Thursday, December 24, 2009

What a coincidence!

Former President Jimmy Carter apologized for any words or deeds that may have upset Jews. Mr. Carter said he was offering an Al Het, a prayer said on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. It signifies a plea for forgiveness. “We must not permit criticisms for improvement to stigmatize Israel,” Mr. Carter said in a letter, which was first sent to JTA, a wire service for Jewish newspapers. Mr. Carter outraged many Jews with his 2006 book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.” Critics contend he unfairly compared Israeli treatment of Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza to the legalized racial oppression that once existed in South Africa. Israeli leaders have also shunned him over his journey to Gaza to meet with members of Hamas.

Jason Carter, an attorney in Atlanta; and who is the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has indicated that he will run for State Senator for District 42 in Georgia. That seat is presently held by David Adelman who has been nominated by President Obama to become the ambassador to Singapore which would leave his seat open, if he is accepted.

The district which Jason Carter is interested in has a sizable Jewish population. The seat is presently held by a man named David Adelman.

You have to wonder what Carter would say if his grandson were running from a significantly Arab-American district in Michigan.

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