Israel's Ambassador to the UN: Jimmy Carter 'A Bigot'
NEW YORK (AP) -- Israel's ambassador to the United Nations has called former President Jimmy Carter "a bigot" for meeting with the leader of the militant Hamas movement in Syria. Ambassador Dan Gillerman said Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner from Georgia "went to the region with soiled hands and came back with bloody hands after shaking the hand of Khaled Mashaal, the leader of Hamas." The ambassador was speaking yesterday at a luncheon briefing for reporters. The ambassador's harsh words for Carter came days after the ex-president met with Mashaal for seven hours in Damascus, Syria, to negotiate a cease-fire with Gaza's Hamas rulers. (Source)