Why it may be a good thing that Jimmy Carter’s speaking at the Democratic convention

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By RONN TOROSSIAN

The Zionist Organization of America, one of the oldest and largest Pro-Israel organizations in the U.S. is urging the Democratic National Convention to cancel Jimmy Carter’s scheduled address to the gathering.

The ZOA has pointed to President Carter’s decades-long hostility towards, and defaming of, Israel and advocacy of negotiations with Hamas, a terrorist organization that calls in its charter for the destruction of Israel and the global murder of Jews, as evidence of the inappropriateness of the invitation. As Mort Klein, the valiant leader of ZOA said: “The invitation to President Carter to address the Democratic National Convention is an insult to American Jews, Christian Zionists and all Americans who care – as polls show them to do in large numbers – for Israel.”

While others don’t want him to speak about Israel, maybe he should speak, so we all realize where the Obama administration stands vis a vis Israel

Meanwhile, ZOA Executive Board members Irving Moskowitz and Cherna Moskowitz gave a $25,000 donation to “Autism Speaks.”  They gave to the organization as they do many other charities as the organization is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Want to hear of an unusual reality show? There’s a show, Kathmandu on Israel Channel 2 which is based on the lives of a Chabad Shluchim couple.

While I am very addicted to Homeland on Showtime, I am even more addicted to the even more amazing show The Israeli television drama “Prisoners of War,” which inspired the American “Homeland” and is now available on Hulu.com.  It’s an amazing show – which centers on the lives of three Israeli soldiers who have returned home after more than a decade in captivity in Lebanon. So emotional a show and so special and amazing. “Prisoners of War” was named 2010’s Best Drama Series at the Israeli Academy Awards for Television.

Ronn Torossian is a New York based PR executive.

 

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