Jimmy Carter Sued for $5 Million for Criticism of Israel

Introduction by Paul Powers – February 5, 2011

The article speaks volumes to the power of Israel (i.e. House of Rothschild) and its international reach via groups such as the Anti Defamation League, World Jewish Council, B’nai B’rith etc.   President Jimmy Carter’s legacy since being defeated by Ronald Reagan in 1980 has been the creation of an international charity known as Habitat for Humanity.  This charity has helped alleviate the suffering of millions in need around the world including Palestinians.

During his 1980 presidential campaign Carter did not run for reelection as Israel’s best friend and is even rumored to have said in private “if I get back in, I am going to fuck the jews”.   He certainly did not get back in but lost in a landslide.  His successor Ronald Regan was eventually named the “greatest friend in the White House that Israel ever had” by Stern gang terrorist/Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir.  All United States politicians support Israel or go the way of Jimmy Carter. 

Jimmy Carter Sued for $5 Million for Criticism of Israel

Jason Ditz – Anti-War.com February 3, 2011

In a move that calls back to the attempt by Texas cattlemen to sue Oprah Winfrey for “defamation of beef.” an Israeli lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit against former President Jimmy Carter, seeking $5 million in damages because his book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid” allegedly defamed Israel.

Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner insisted that Carter’s book violated New York State’s Consumer Protection Laws by asserting things, largely that Israel was not inherently reasonable and Syria was not inherently unreasonable, that “even a child” knows is untrue.

The suit went on to condemn Carter, saying he had an “agenda of anti-Israel propaganda” and condemned publisher Simon and Shuster for advertising the book as a work on non-fiction. The legal complaint insists Carter has the right to publish a book “to put forward his virulent anti-Israel bias” but insisted that such a book could only be sold as a work of fiction.

Lawsuits against authors alleging “defamation” of the government or a key ally, though common in some Mideast dictatorships, have never been particulary common nor successful in the United States. Likewise, it does not appear that New York’s Consumer Protection Law explicitly forbids criticism of Israel in a work of non-fiction, though if true this would surely make for an interesting Constitutional challenge to such a law.

Simon and Schuster spokesman Adam Rothberg condemned the lawsuit as a “chillling attack on free speech” and promised that the company would oppose it in court. Former President Carter has yet to comment.

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