President Rivlin And PM Netanyahu Say No to a Meeting with Former US President Carter


carterBoth President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu have declined a request from former US President Jimmy Carter to meet with them. They explained Carter’s long record of being anti-Israel compels their decision to decline meeting with him. Carter plans to be in Israel in May, at which time he will be meeting with officials in the PA (Palestinian Authority).

Foreign Ministry officials’ have labeled the former US president persona non grata and told the media it recommends that no government official of any level should meet with him. Carter was granted permission however to visit Gaza during his stay in the area but he now understands that he is an unwanted guest among Israeli leaders due to his decades of statements and anti-Israeli policies on every possible occasion.

Yisrael Hayom added that the former president is also a known supporter of various initiatives seeking the labeling of Israeli goods produced beyond the Green Line as “Manufactured in the West Bank” instead of “Made in Israel”.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Personally I think he should pay a visit to Syria and/or Iraq. A statesman like him can probably convince ISIS to lay their arms down.

  2. Great to see that both have stood up to him and to u.s. pressure. unfortunately he has been honored in the past by jewish organizations

  3. It is about time that someone stood up with backbone and said NO and enough. Hopefully he will spend his time in an arab Village and not in the Treif king david

  4. It’s amazing how 35 yrs after he was booted out of office we still can’t get rid of this moron. Probably the dumbest president we ever had with Obama being a close second.

  5. Why would Israel even allow this Anti-Semite into the country at all? He is a danger to the Medineh and should be told he is persona non grata, and be expelled as soon as he lands.