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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

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April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

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Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

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Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 18, 2008 / 13 Nissan 5768

Jimmy Carter — What a Guy!

By Greg Crosby

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | So Jimmy Carter decided to meet with Khaled Meshaal, a leader of the terrorist group Hamas in Syria. So what's the big deal? Yes, Hamas hates the Jewish people, the Jewish state of Israel, and just about all things Jewish — but so does Jimmy Carter. That's why it doesn't surprise me that Carter wants to make nice to the murders of innocent people. He just wants to hang with folks who share his point of view. It's not the first time with him, as you know.

When he was President he knowingly caused the downfall of the Shaw of Iran which gave birth to Radical Islam who, of course, hates America and all it stands for. Carter's abandonment of the shah in 1977-78 helped lead to the Islamic revolution (and the murder or imprisonment of many of the Iranian leftists who had supported overthrowing the shah) and the rise of radical Islam worldwide. It also gave the Soviet Union the confidence to invade Afghanistan.

His botched approach to the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979 inspired Islamic terrorists all over the world, culminating in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. And "Jimmy" is a known anti-Semite with close ties to the Palestinians. Time and time again he has sided with the terrorists against the Israelis, even likening Israel's policies to "a system of apartheid" as stated in his 2006 book.

And since he's left office, the guy has made a second career out of constantly going against official US foreign policy, usually siding with dictators and despots who are avowed enemies of America. Which gives Carter the double distinction of being not only the worst president of the United States, but the worst EX-president of the United States as well!

He defied US law by visiting Cuba, even addressing the Cuban public and handing Castro a huge propaganda victory. He oversaw the elections in Haiti, against the expressed wishes of the Clinton administration. A coup followed. Carter once described Yugoslav strongman Marshal Josef Tito as "a man who believes in human rights."

Regarding North Korea's dearly departed Kim Il-Sung, Carter found him "vigorous, intelligent, surprisingly well-informed about the technical issues, and in charge of the decisions about this country," adding "I don't see that [North Koreans] are an outlaw nation." He was similarly generous regarding Manuel Noriega, Romanian dictator Nicolai Ceaucescu and, of course, Yasser Arafat.

He said of Ceausescu and himself, "Our goals are the same: to have a just system of economics and politics . . . We believe in enhancing human rights." Virtually all of the humanitarian activities of the Carter Foundation abroad have been in direct opposition to US foreign policy.

When Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez was challenged in a recall election he was roundly defeated by the opposition with opinion polls showing that voters favored his recall by a margin of more than 2 to 1. When there were questions about possible vote tampering by the Chavez side, the opposition called for election monitors. Chavez agreed to let Jimmy Carter oversee the election, and the Carter Center headed for Caracas. Good ol' Jimmy went to Venezuela to 'monitor' that country's effort to recall President Hugo Chavez, and guess what?

Under Jimmy Carter's watchful eye, Hugo Chavez defeated the recall attempt by a wide margin — reflecting almost a mirror-image of the opinion polls. Chavez had stolen the election and Jimmy Carter certified the results. Jimmy — what a guy.

So now Jimmy travels to Syria to genuflect before Hamas. Sitting down and smoking the peace water pipe with people who kill Americans and have called for the complete destruction of the Jewish state of Israel. Our state department is not happy and has twice asked the Carter people not to do this. But Carter will do it anyway. Just another wonderful way to stick it to President Bush, eh Jimmy?

Hamas has launched 5,000 rockets from Gaza against southern Israel. Dozens of suicide bombers have been commissioned by Hamas — and one of them in 2002 killed 30 people at a Passover dinner in March of 2002. There are 26 Americans who have been victims of Hamas. Hamas is a violent, dangerous, terrorist organization. And Meshaal himself in December of 2006 called on Muslims around the world to kill Americans. This is a man who, after 9/11, encouraged Hamas celebrations of the attack on our soil.

Was President Carter not aware of this? Of course he is. Carter knows this stuff. He just doesn't care. Like I said, Carter just enjoys hanging with guys who think exactly like he does. And that includes anti-Semites, terrorists, and America haters. And oh yes, I forgot to mention, while over there, he stopped and a laid a wreath at the grave of PLO leader, Yasser Arafat. Just paying his respects to a dead American-hating, Jew-hating bastard. The only difference between Carter and Arafat is that one is dead and the other isn't yet.

The late Democratic senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, summed it all up in a great quote when he said of Carter in 1980, "Unable to distinguish between our friends and our enemies, he has essentially adopted our enemies' view of the world." Man, Moynihan was right on the money! Jimmy Carter — what a guy!

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