ATLANTA: 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.
In their letter of resignation, the members of the Center's Board of Councilors wrote of Carter, "you have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side." The board is responsible for building public support for the Carter Center. It is not the organization's governing board. Carter Center Executive Director John Hardman said Thursday in a written statement that the board's members "are not engaged in implementing work of the Center." Hardman offered no further comment other than thanking the resigning members for their service.
Former US President Jimmy Carter’s only claim to fame for his presidency was the peace deal he successfully brokered between the Egyptians & Israelis. What is often overlooked, when discussing the Camp David accord, was how lavishly Carter managed to bribe both parties into accepting the deal. And if not for the largess of the American taxpayers; would the accord still be holding today? Here’s a test; name all the Egyptian high government representatives or leaders who have visited Israel in say the last 30 or so years. I’ll bet you won’t even use all the fingers on one hand.