Jewish Congressman Blasts Jimmy Carter’s Fraternizing with Hamas Terrorist


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

Chief Deputy Republican Whip Eric Cantor for the US House of Representatives fiercely condemned former President Jimmy Carter’s plans to meet with Khaled Mashal, leader of the terrorist group Hamas, in Damascus, Syria on April 18th, 2008. Rep. Cantor, who is Jewish, released an official statement to the media on Saturday.

Khaled Mashal is a prime suspect in numerous Palestinian suicide bomb attacks. His attacks resulted in the deaths of numerous Israeli civilians, as well as men, women and children left maimed and crippled.

Mashal is on record as advocating the total annihilation of the Jewish State and the creation of a Palestinian country in its place.

“It is shocking that a former president of the United States would sit down and speak with a terrorist kingpin like Khaled Mashal.This type of meeting will only be misconstrued in the region as a sign of legitimacy for Hamas terrorism,” said Cantor.

Cantor added,”As national party leaders, Obama and Clinton must denounce Carter’s meetings”

In January 2007, when Carter’s anti-Israel book “Palestine; Peace not Apartheid” was released, 14 board members wrote President Carter a letter of resignation from his charitable foundation.

In their collective resignation letter they wrote:”The Palestinian side has consistently resorted to acts of terror as a national expression and elected parties endorsing the use of terror, the rejection of territorial compromise and of Israel’s right to exist.Palestinian leaders have had chances since 1947 to have their own state, including during your own presidency when they snubbed your efforts.”

“As Hamas rockets and mortars continue to rain down on innocent Israelis in Sderot, Jimmy Carter will lend legitimacy to a man whose bottom line is the destruction of the state of Israel,” said Congressman Cantor.

“Before President Carter leaps into his attacks about Israeli ‘occupation,’ he should tour the neighborhoods and hospitals where over 5,000 Hamas rockets have exploded in Israel, just three years after Israel withdrew from every last inch of Gaza.”

“I call on President Carter to cancel these meetings. In addition, I ask Presidential candidates Senator Barak Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton as leaders of their national party to call on President Carter to cancel his planned meeting with Mashal. Senators Clinton and Obama are leaders of their party, and have an obligation to try and stop this unacceptable free-lance foreign policy by President Carter,” concluded Cantor.

While in the past,Hillary Clinton was sympathetic to the Palestinian cause, her opponent for the Democrat presidential nomination, Barack Obama, is a personal friend and supporter of the PLO and Hamas sympathizer, Professor Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University. In other words, don’t expect a comment from Clinton or Obama regarding Carter’s fraternizing with terrorists.

There are many who suspect Jimmy Carter is often very cozy with enemies of the United States including Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and others. In spite of his running what was arguably the most inept administration in the 20th Century, the members of the news media hold him in high esteem.



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the new editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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