Jimmy Carter has accused an international Jewish human rights group [Simon Wiesenthal Center] of “falsehood and slander” for launching a petition that resulted in thousands of signatures being sent to the former president in protest of his controversial book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Here is the very brief note Carter sent to the Simon Wiesenthal Center:
To Rabbi Marvin Hier
I don’t believe that Simon Wiesenthal would have resorted to falsehood and slander to raise funds.
Funny thing though, the Center’s press release said nothing about money. Was Carter trying to insult Jews by implying there is money involved?
(h/t Noel Sheppard)