January 29, 2007

JIMMY CARTER: “TOO MANY JEWS” on the Holocaust Council.

Professor Freedman, now a law professor at Hofstra University, also confirmed that a respected Holocaust scholar was rejected as a board member by Carter’s office because the scholar’s name “sounded too Jewish” — although he was a Presbyterian Christian. Mr. Freedman told us that the WND account was “entirely accurate” except that Elie Wiesel, not Freedman himself, had selected the board members.

We asked Professor Freedman why he decided to publicize details of this Carter memo now. He said that he had told the story repeatedly over the years in private circles, but only now did someone mention the story to a reporter who called him up to ask if it was true.

It just gets worse.