Monday, April 14, 2008

Carter’s Middle East Tour - Day Two Updates

Former President Jimmy Carter’s...
Middle East Tour
Day Two Updates

Israel President Shimon Peres
Rips Carter in Meeting
, April 14, 2008
. starts us off with this report today and it begins like this... Shimon Peres told Jimmy Carter that he has damaged Israel and the peace process... The Israeli president met Carter shortly after the former U.S. president landed in Israel Sunday as part of a Middle East tour...
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* has this report... Just days before he is supposed to meet with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Damascus, Syria, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter criticized Palestinian rocket attacks on civilians in southern Israel... "I think it's a despicable crime for any deliberate effort to be made to kill innocent civilians, and my hope is there will be a cease-fire soon," Carter said during a visit Monday to the rocket-ravaged town of Sderot...
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Jimmy Carter Gets 'Souvenir' Rocket Tail on Visit to Rocket-Pounded Sderot

* has this report out today and it goes in part like this... Shin Bet security service has declined to assist Carter during his visit, U.S. sources close to the matter said on Monday... An American source described the snub as an "unprecedented" breach between the Shin Bet and the U.S. Secret Service, which protects all current and former U.S. presidents, as well as Israeli leaders when they visit the United States... Government sources on Monday described the lack of Shin Bet during Carter's visit to Sderot, an area often hit by rockets from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, as particularly "problematic"...
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Carter offers to act as 'communicator' between Hamas, U.S., Israel
White House file photo of Former President Jimmy Carter

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