Obama follows in Jimmy Carter's footsteps and speaks out against Israel and AIPAC

Upon leaving office, US Presidents have, on occasion, mustered the courage to speak their mind about America's relationship with Israel and the influence of the Zionist lobby in Washington. Jimmy Carter is perhaps best known for this. The 39th President of the USA, despite his role in mediating the 1979 Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel, was denounced as an anti-Semite following the publication of his 2006 book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, which went on to become a New York Times bestseller. After a fierce backlash, Carter explained why it was so difficult for US politicians to discuss America's relationship with Israel and the policies of the Zionist state in an honest fashion. "It would be almost politically suicidal … Continue reading Obama follows in Jimmy Carter's footsteps and speaks out against Israel and AIPAC