April 08, 2013
Other Potential Awards For Carter
Students editors of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution, a journal of Yeshiva University's Cardozo law school, will be presenting Jimmy Carter with their International Advocate for Peace Award.
There are a few days before the award is granted, so there is still time for the students to reconsider, and instead decide on a more appropriate award to give the former president. Some suggestions:
The International Advocate for Nazis Award, for Carter's intervention on behalf of an S.S. guard seemingly responsible for murdering at least one French Jew, Martin Bartesch, and eventually deported by the US Justice Department's Office of Special Investigations.
The International Advocate for Anti-Israel Misinformation Award, for the former president's dozens of errors in his book Palestine Peace Not Apartheid. The former field director for the Carter-Mondale campaign in Ohio described the book as a "deeply biased commentary on the Arab-Israeli conflict does a great deal of damage to the truth."
The Downsizing Award, for the spate of Carter Center resignations that followed the publication of Palestine Peace Not Apartheid. Kenneth Stein, the Carter Center's first permanent executive director, resigned from his position as the Center's Middle East fellow. Fourteen members of the Center's advisory board likewise resigned. And Melvin Konner, also disturbed by the book and the "irrevocably tarnish[ing]" of Jimmy Carter's legacy, declined a position on the Carter Center's advisory panel.
(For more commentary on Carter's book, see here.)
Posted by GI at April 8, 2013 01:59 PM
There should be a petition opposing this. Carter does not advocate for peace, he perpetuates propaganda. He passes on what the Palestinians say as unvarnished truth without the slightest attempt to verify the facts. By denying the imbalance in the efforts to negotiate, he creates further obstacles to any real peace, exactly the opposite of what he claims to be doing.
Posted by: Arthur at April 8, 2013 05:05 PM
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