Obama camp says Carter won’t be talking foreign policy at convention (Corrected)

Jimmy Carter will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention, but he won’t be talking about Israel. The former president will be speaking “via a special video tape message from New Orleans,” said Obama convention spokesperson Jenny Backus via e-mail. He will talk “about Americans coming together to help their neighbors and friends, fitting our theme of one nation” and “discuss programs that we can do together to make America stronger.” Backus added that Carter “is not discussing foreign relations.” Backus said Carter will be in Denver and be recognized before the video is played.

The Republican Jewish Coalition has called for his removal from the scheduled because of “troubling anti-Israel bias.” Carter also spoke at the 2004 convention, but that was before the publication of his controversial book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

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