Jimmy Carter apologizes for the entire ‘trying to destroy Israel’ thing.
Before you read that: Jimmy’s grandson is running for a Georgia state senate seat in a district with a significant Jewish population. OK? OK. From UPI:
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter asked the Jewish community for forgiveness for any actions that may have caused distress.
In a letter to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency published Monday, Carter offered a holiday message wishing for an Arab-Israeli peace.
“We must recognize Israel’s achievements under difficult circumstances, even as we strive in a positive way to help Israel continue to improve its relations with its Arab populations, but we must not permit criticisms for improvement to stigmatize Israel,” Carter’s message said. “As I would have noted at Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, but which is appropriate at any time of the year, I offer an Al Het (a plea for forgiveness) for any words or deeds of mine that may have done so.”
Via AoSHQ. It says something about Jimmy Carter that wanting to help his grandkid’s electoral chances would be the nice reason why he’s doing it: all the other ones are either less charitable, or else would put too many people’s hopes up.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.