Former President Jimmy Carter clearly wrote Palestine: Peace
Not Apartheid with the intention of providing a counterbalance to the
usually one-sided pro-Israeli media coverage that Americans tend to hear about
the Israel-Palestine conflict. However, a number of expert commentators
feel that his presentation of events from the opposite side of the fence is just
as, if not more, distorted than the usually pro-Israeli media coverage in the
Unsurprisingly, Jewish groups are up in arms, with the Anti-Defamation League taking out large advertisements in major newspapers last year, when the book was first published in hardcover, accusing Carter of propagating "myths like Jewish control of the government and media" and taking particular offense at the use of the word 'apartheid'. Even Carter appears to contradict the use of that so emotive word during the course...
Interesting Link: The BBC's comprehensive resource of current and historic information about the Israel-Palestine conflict.
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