ISRAELI PM'S BROTHER SPEAKS AT LAKELAND CHURCH
Author and lecturer Dr. Yossi Olmert, brother of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, thanked America for it's support and denounced enemies of Israel during an appearance Sunday at Without Walls Church Central in Lakeland.
Today's Lakeland Ledger reports that the visit was arranged by the Jewish National Fund, an organization that promotes investment in Israel, and came on a day designated for support of the Jewish nation by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews.
In an interview following the service Sunday morning, Olmert denounced former president Jimmy Carter's controversial new book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid as "one big lie", noting that "The use of the word apartheid is particularly troubling, because this is an indication Israel may be an illegitimate state, using apartheid against the Arab citizens. It's a very negative contribution from the former president to the situation in the Middle East".