Fmr. Holocaust council director: Jimmy Carter once said there are "too many Jews" on council

So says Monroe Freedman:

Former President Jimmy Carter once complained there were “too many Jews” on the government’s Holocaust Memorial Council, Monroe Freedman, the council’s former executive director, told WND in an exclusive interview.

Freedman, who served on the council during Carter’s term as president, also revealed a noted Holocaust scholar who was a Presbyterian Christian was rejected from the council’s board by Carter’s office because the scholar’s name “sounded too Jewish.”

Freedman, now a professor of law at Hofstra University, was picked by the council’s chairman, author Elie Weisel, to serve as executive director in 1980. The council, created by the Carter White House, went on to establish the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Update: In case you wondering which side of the aisle Freedman stands on, he isn’t one of those neo-cons Jimmy always talks about:

Freedman describes himself as “self-proclaimed liberal.” He said he decided to speak out after the release of Carter’s latest book, “Palestine: Peace not Apartheid,” which some have accused of being biased against Israel.