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Jimmy Carter Finds Common Ground With Pro-Israel Republicans

While the former president has had, at best, a spotty relationship with pro-Israel supporters in the past, we couldn’t help but wonder, is it simply a coincidence that The Carter Centers logo has a striking resemblance to the logo of … Read More

By / March 8, 2010

While the former president has had, at best, a spotty relationship with pro-Israel supporters in the past, we couldn’t help but wonder, is it simply a coincidence that The Carter Centers logo has a striking resemblance to the logo of the Republican Jewish Coalitions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If anything, we at Jewcy find this to be a hilarious coincidence, especially when you take into consideration the differences between Carter and Jewish republicans.

The Breakdown:

Carter Center: Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Carter.

Mission: "wage peace, fight disease, and build hope by both engaging with those at the highest levels of government and working side by side with poor and often forgotten people."

On Israel: "When Israel does occupy this territory deep within the West Bank, and connects the 200-or-so settlements with each other, with a road, and then prohibits the Palestinians from using that road, or in many cases even crossing the road, this perpetrates even worse instances of apartness, or apartheid, than we witnessed even in South Africa."

Republican Jewish Coalition:  Founded in 1985

Mission: "to be a permanent Jewish presence in the Republican community and a credible Republican presence in the Jewish community."

On Israel:  "Israel is a democracy in a region that is unstable and where rogue countries continue to be hostile to America. Israel is also the U.S.’s strongest ally in the War on Terrorism, and is in a unique position to facilitate the war effort in the Middle East, as well as share her extensive experience in battling terrorism domestically, militarily, and diplomatically. The evil and vicious September 11th terrorist attacks against the U.S. are indicative of the sort of terrorism Israel is threatened with every day"

So what’s the answer to this silly mix up?  Stay tuned and find out. 

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