Jewish advocacy group: Carter's apology was a 'publicity stunt'

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December 24, 2009 22:35


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A Jewish advocacy group on Thursday called former US president Jimmy Carter's apology to the Jewish community a "publicity stunt." Bob Kunst of Shalom International said that Carter has sought to build "a global movement against Israel." He said Carter's "apologies are questionable and fall on deaf ears." Kunst's Miami-based advocacy group fights anti-Semitism through protests and rallies. Other Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, welcomed Carter's apology. Carter offered an Al Het, a Hebrew plea for forgiveness, to the Jewish community this week for "any words or deeds" that may have stigmatized Israel. He has had a tense relationship with the Jewish community since he authored a 2006 book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

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