14 Carter Center Advisers Resign Over Book

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,243082,00.html

    14 Carter Center Advisers Resign Over Former President Jimmy Carter's Book


    Friday, January 12, 2007

    By Melissa Drosjack

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    WASHINGTON — Fourteen members of a leadership group under former President Carter's think tank resigned Thursday over concerns that Carter's book on the Middle East does not represent "the Jimmy Carter we came to respect and support."

    The members of the 200-member Board of Councilors, a leadership advisory group founded in 1987, join a longtime Carter aide, Jewish groups and lawmakers who have publicly criticized the former president's best-selling book "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid" for inaccuracies and distorting history.


    EXCERPT from letter of resignation:


    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,243131,00.html

    1/11/2007

    The Honorable Jimmy Carter

    The Carter Center

    One Copenhill

    453 Freedom Parkway

    Atlanta, GA 30307

    Dear President Carter,

    As members of the Board of Councilors each one of us has been proud to be associated with the Carter Center in its noble struggle to repair the world. However, in light of the publication of your latest book Palestine; Peace Not Apartheid and your subsequent comments made in promoting the book, we can no longer in good conscience continue to serve the Center as members of the Board of Councilors.

    In its work in conflict resolution the Carter Center has always played the useful and constructive role of honest broker and mediator between warring parties. In your book, which portrays the conflict between Israel and her neighbors as a purely one-sided affair with Israel holding all of the responsibility for resolving the conflict, you have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side.
     
  2. 777

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    Are you going to apply for one of the new job openings? Just asking.

    Yeah, it's all about that book, the perception that Carter's been "bought":

    http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=252633226827963

    He considers himself above debating his book:

    http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ed...s/2006/12/21/why_wont_carter_debate_his_book/

    http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.jsp?articleId=281474976879837

    You'd think he'd want to reply to:

    Just for the sake of publicity, instead of trying to "reform" the SBC AGAIN.
     

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