Jimmy Carter: Obama-Castro Handshake ‘Was Something Significant’


jimmy-carterWorld leaders and joyous, singing South Africans honored Nelson Mandela on Tuesday at a Soweto soccer stadium that was two-thirds full amid cold, driving rain.

“His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph,” President Barack Obama said in an address to the cheering crowd. As Obama walked to the podium, he and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands.

Former President Jimmy Carter, who was at the memorial, called the handshake “significant.”

“I think it was something significant,” Carter told CNN. “I hope that will be an omen for the future.”

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Hey Jimma, Obama shaking hands with Raul Castro while a Jewish U.S. citizen, Alan Gross, languishes endlessly in a Cuban prison is a significant disgrace.

    Obama nuzzles with Castro and gives goodies to Iran while his own fellow citizen rots in jail.

    Nice job, Obama, of not having the best interests of your fellow American citizens in mind.

    Nice job, Jimma, of not being able to see the forest for the trees.

    Jimma & Obama: The two worst Presidents of our lifetime.