What Pre-Israeli history should teach Jimmy Carter about the Hamas/Fatah deal

by Moshe Phillips.

Jimmy Carter’s reputation as one of the most consistent supporters of Israel’s terrorist opponents remains intact with the publication of his “Support the Palestinian unity government” op-ed in The Washington Post.

In his 2006 book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid Carter cemented his place in history as one of the most vicious critics of Israeli policy. He has been one leading voices in support of the formation of an Islamic state in the Land of Israel since the 1970s.

Let’s take a moment and recall one part in the history in the Middle East that Carter rarely brings up.

Carter failed to grasp the danger to the Middle East, Israel and the U.S. that the watershed event of the Iranian Revolution meant. The Jihadi takeover in Tehran during the Carter presidency was one of the first parts of the campaign of terrorist violence that led to 9/11 and that we are still combating today. Carter’s Iran policy is the story of one tragic mistake after another.

Now Carter expects his opinion to be accepted in regard to Hamas – the Iranian surrogate in the land of Israel. He was wrong in Iran, wrong in criticizing Israeli policy and he’s wrong about the Fatah/Hamas “unity government.”

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