Israeli leaders don’t meet with Jimmy Carter during Middle East visit

Carter said that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “does not now and has never sincerely believed in a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.”…

In East Jerusalem on Saturday, Carter, 90, said that he and his traveling companion, former Norwegian prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, did not ask for a meeting with Netanyahu or his cabinet because they assumed they would be rebuffed as past requests were.

“It would be a waste of time to ask,” Carter said.

Brundtland said, “They don’t want to listen to views they don’t agree with.”