Jewish leader doubts Carter apology on Israel


A prominent Jewish leader said Monday he doubts the sincerity of former President Jimmy Carter’s recent apology to the Jewish community after Carter said in a speech this month that the U.S. government has “yielded excessively” to Israel.

Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in December he was encouraged that Carter had sent an open letter to the Jewish community a few months earlier to offer an Al Het — a prayer said on Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement.

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