Former US President Jimmy Carter will sit down for a friendly chat with overall Hamas leader Khaled Mashal when the former visits Damascus next week, according to Fox News.
Carter's press secretary confirmed that he is scheduled to travel to Damascus next week, but refused to divulge any information regarding his plans while there, apparently fearing further condemnation of the ex-president's intention to lend further legitimacy to anti-Israel terrorist forces.
Carter has for years been a leading voice for forcing Israel to directly include Hamas in the peace process, despite the fact that the group continues to murder Israeli men, women and children and openly rejects the Jewish state's right to exist.
Carter also recently released a book that blames what he calls "Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestinian land" for the lack of peace in the region.
In light of Carter's record, former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton called the reported Hamas meeting "typical."