CARTER ACCUSES WIESENTHAL CENTER OF 'SLANDER'
IN RESPONSE TO 25,000 PETITIONS, FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER CRITICIZES WIESENTHAL CENTER; RABBI HIER RESPONDS
In reaction to your 25,000 signed petitions that were sent to former US President Jimmy Carter protesting his book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," Mr. Carter has responded.
In a hand-written letter to Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Center's dean and founder, President Carter accused the Center of "falsehood and slander."
Rabbi Hier responded, in part, "Let me say, Mr. President, that I am not one who believes that Israel is infallible ... the only reason there is no peace in the Middle East is because of Islamic extremists who refuse to compromise, not because of the State of Israel."
Read the exchange of letters between President Carter and Rabbi Hier: