Advisers cut Carter Center ties over book

Protest statements on the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate
Fourteen members of a 200-member advisory group to the Atlanta-based Carter Center have resigned in protest over former president Jimmy Carter’s recent book and statements on the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate.

At the same time, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, a group that represents nearly 2,000 Reform rabbis, has canceled plans to visit the Carter Center during the group’s March convention in the city.

Kenneth W. Stein, an Emory University professor who was the center’s first executive director, detailed publicly January 11 why Carter’s best-selling book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, caused him to resign in November as a fellow at the center.

 

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