[T]he U.S. State Department is planning to issue a public
statement condemning comments made by [Ambassador Dan] Gillerman at a press conference
in New York on Thursday, where he called [Jimmy] Carter a "bigot." …Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni refused yesterday to respond to the
demand by [Knesset Member] Yossi Beilin that Gillerman be recalled for his statements
against Carter. Beilin described the ambassador’s statements as "mad."
Once again, Israel is behaving way more responsibly than the Israel lobby.
The Israel Project, which sponsored the talk, is happily promoting Dan Gillerman on its website. And as I regularly point out, powerhouse law firm Skadden, Arps hosted the talk. Do these organizations owe Carter an apology? Are they ashamed of serving as a doormat?