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Jimmy Carter Shunned by Own Board

John on January 11, 2007 at 11:07 am

From the International Herald Tribune:

Fourteen members of a Carter Center advisory board, who worked to build support for the human rights organization started by former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, have resigned in protest over Carter’s latest book.

The resignations, announced Thursday, are the latest in a backlash against Carter’s book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” which has drawn fire from Jewish groups, been attacked by fellow Democrats and led to the resignation last month of Kenneth Stein, a Carter Center fellow and a longtime Carter adviser.

The statement apparently contained some pretty heavy hitting critique of Carter’s book:

The 14 members of the 200-member board said the book “portrays the conflict between Israel and her neighbors as a purely one-sided affair with Israel holding all the responsibility for resolving the conflict.”

Of course Carter’s book has received numerous bad reviews for it’s distorted treatement of the conflict between Israel and its enemies, but this review hits a lot closer to home. We’ll see shortly whether Carter is listening. He’s scheduled to speak at Brandeis U in a couple weeks.

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