The founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, Jan Markell, says Jimmy Carter is the roving ambassador for the terrorist group Hamas. Markell also says it is pretty clear from Carter’s words and actions that he is antisemitic.
The founder and director of Minnesota-based Olive Tree Ministries says she’s upset about recent comments about the Middle East made by former President Jimmy Carter while on foreign soil.
The former president told a human rights conference in Dublin, Ireland, that the Bush administration’s refusal to accept Hamas’ 2006 election victory was “criminal.” Carter also said Israel and much of the West sought to subvert the election by shunning the terrorist organization.
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Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries (pictured), is blunt in her reaction. “It would seem that Jimmy Carter has appointed himself, in this case, as the roving ambassador for Hamas,” she states.
And Markell says one cannot help but wonder where Carter’s loyalties lie and if he is, indeed, anti-Semitic. “If you just look at the black-and-white facts of what Carter says and what Carter writes,” she observes, “it’s very hard not to come away with a pretty clear, objective opinion that Jimmy Carter is anti-Semitic.”