President Reuven Rivlin has refused to meet with former US president Jimmy Carter during his upcoming visit to the region, due to his stances over recent years seen as "anti-Israel."What I don't get is why we're letting the creep into the country at all. I don't see any difference between Carter and the many ISM 'activists' we have barred over the years. Maybe Carter has to arrive on a Gaza flotilla for people to get this man's deep hatred for Israel.
In recent years, Carter has become one of the most prominent critics of Israel, notably when during last summer's war with Hamas he denounced the IDF's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza as illegitimate.
An Israeli diplomatic official told The Jerusalem Post's Hebrew sister publication Ma'ariv that the Foreign Ministry recommended Rivlin not meet with Carter, in order to transmit the message that those who harm Israel will not meet with the president.
Carter is reported expected to visit Israel and the Palestinian territories in the coming weeks.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Israel Matzav: Israel finds its spinal cord: President Rivlin refuses to meet with Jimmy Carter
What's most amazing about this story is not so much that President Reuven Rivlin - a man of integrity - refused to meet with Jimmy Carter during the latter's upcoming trip to Israel. What's amazing is that Rivlin did so at the behest of Israel's mostly Leftist foreign ministry (Hat Tip:Gershon D).