Ex-president doesn’t meet PM, says it would be a ‘waste of time'; claims Mashaal is ‘not a terrorist’ and ‘strongly in favor of peace process’
Former US president Jimmy Carter called Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal a strong proponent of the peace process Saturday, and said he wasn’t meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because it would be “a waste of time.”
|Former US president Jimmy Carter meets then-Knesset|
speaker Reuven Rivlin at the Knesset, June 15, 2009.
|Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal|
Hamas is designated by Israel, the US and others as a terrorist group. it is avowedly committed to the destruction of Israel.