Who’s the bigot?

26 Apr

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, has called former US President Jimmy Carter a ‘bigot’ after the Nobel Peace Prize Winner had a meeting with Hamas in Syria. A bigot is a derogatory term which is used to refer to someone who is prejudiced.

Is that term justified? After all, Carter’s intention was to merely seek a meeting with Hamas (who by the way was democratically elected by the Palestinians) to discuss the possibility of peace in the Middle East. In fact, it is the ambassador who revealed his bigotry by outrightly condemning Iran and trying to ignore the pertinent question at hand – the humanitarian crisis in Palestine as a result of Israel’s economic blockade.

A bigot is someone who refuses to engage in any rational discussion of the issues and is insistent that he or she is always right.

In insisting that Israel cannot negotiate with Hamas, it is clear who the bigot is…


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