The Jerusalem Post, one of the most influential newspapers in Israel, wrote an absolutely disgusting article about Jimmy Carterentitled “Jimmy Carter’s Cancer is God’s Punishment.” Their love for President Obama is not too far off, either.
If cancer is indeed a “punishment by God,” meant for the people of the world who supposedly “go against Israel,” then here’s an interesting cancer statistic to ponder. According to a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, Jews actually have a much higher chance of contracting pancreatic cancer:
About 1 in 40 Jews in the United States will get pancreatic cancer, compared to 1 in 67 in the overall U.S. population.
Does this mean God is enacting his judgment on them for how they treat the people of Palestine? Of course not. There’s no connection at all. But that’s the twisted logic in the Jerusalem Post. People really believe this kind of religious nonsense. However, a leading newspaper shouldn’t be posting stuff like this.
And it’s no secret that Israel hate Jimmy Carter. Prime Minister Netanyahu and Isreali President Reuven Rivlin refused to meet even with the former president, snubbing him on a recent visit, declaring him a “disaster for Israel.”
Israel doesn’t like Jimmy Carter because he has been vocal about the Israeli government’s treatment of the Palestinian people. He also hasn’t been shy about calling out Netanyahu on his B.S.
“Netanyahu does not now and has never sincerely believed in a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. The Netanyahu government decided early on to adopt a one-state solution. Palestinians will never get equal rights [to Israeli Jews, while Israel occupies the West Bank].”
That doesn’t mean he’s anti-Semitic. That means he’s pro-human rights. Every time someone draws attention to what the government is doing, they’re automatically labeled “anti-Israel.” Are Republicans or Democrats that voice their differences with the American government “anti-American?”
Carter wrote a piece in 2006 that summarizes what he feels is the main reason peace between the two sides has not yet materialized in his book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid:”
Israel’s continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East.
But, to be fair, Carter has also been outspoken against Palestinian violence, as well. He has said that even though Israel must withdraw from the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, Palestinians will have to learn how to respect Israel’s need for security. The problem is, Israel doesn’t seem to recognize Palestinians as being worthy of basic human rights.
More respect is needed, especially for a former American president, who in 1978 orchestrated an entire 12 days of secret negotiations at Camp David, ending a state of war between Egypt and Israel at the time.