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Jewish delegates walk out on Carter



A handful of Jewish delegates staged a mini protest of Jimmy Carter moments ago, walking out of the Pepsi Center as the former president appeared on stage.

"Boo, boo, boo," shouted Barbara Effman of Sunrise, holding up "thumbs down" as she exited with state Sen. Steve Geller.

"Some people have mistakenly said they consider Sen. Obama anti-Israel," Geller said. "Sen. Obama is very strong and pro-Israel. President Carter is very anti-Israel. President Carter has been very pro-Palestinian, has published books full of lies about Israel and indicating a complete lack of understanding of the mid east peace process. I certainly was not going to stick around for that."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:09am]


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