First of all, my erev Shabbos entry didn’t give examples of violence between 1993 and 1996 that Carter manages to ignore. Alan Miller sent a letter to the NY Times (where Carter’s drivel first appeared), filling in the gap: “From the signing of the Oslo Accords on Sept. 13, 1993, until the murder of Mr. Rabin on Nov. 4, 1995, 77 Israeli, American and Dutch nationals were murdered in eight separate bombings carried out by Palestinian terrorists. In a single bombing, 22 were killed while riding on a bus in Tel Aviv. In February 1994, the Kahanist Dr. Baruch Goldstein gunned down 29 Muslims during prayers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the city of Hebron.” Very peaceful, Mr. Carter.
Carter is, as I said, too smart in my opinion to be simply dumb. I’m not sure I can say the same of Uri Avnery, a former member of the Irgun turned pro-Arabist, having been a Knesset MP from a party that eventually joined the Arab-dominated “Progressive List for Peace.” He now heads Gush Shmonim, an still believes that Arafat “wanted to make peace.”
I wonder if he’d care to explain that position to all the fathers who lost their daughters to Arafat’s minions. I think afterwards he’d have many fewer teeth, but no fewer brains — since in that department, he evidences having nothing left to lose.