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Jimmy Carter’s Truth

Jimmy Carter has just published a book entitled Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid that is, to say the least, highly critical of Israeli policy. More than 700 people lined up to buy the book yesterday in an event outside Atlanta, but the executive director of the Carter Center, Professor Ken Stein of Emory University, has resigned over it.  Stein’s formal letter contains the following:


President Carter’s book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analysis; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments. Aside from the one-sided nature of the book, meant to provoke, there are recollections cited from meetings where I was the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show little similarity to points claimed in the book.


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