Historian Kenneth Stein has resigned from the Carter Center over the former president's new book which, he charges, is "replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments."
Jimmy Carter's new book is being widely denounced by critics from across the political spectrum—including some who in the past had worked with or for Carter. Here is a roundup of some of that criticism.
Phyllis Bennis is a veteran activist associated with the leftist thinktank, the Institute for Policy Studies. The following article is typical of her negative portrayals of Israel. Bennis has participated in pro-Palestinian propaganda productions, like the film, Occupation 101( See CAMERA's review of the film ).
Former President Carter is doing interviews to promote his egregiously biased new book which attempts to rewrite Middle East history. For him, Arab parties are blameless and Israel is almost entirely at fault.
Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, authors of "The Israel Lobby and American Foreign Policy," the academic study widely faulted for shoddy scholarship and bias in its charge that supporters of Israel undermine American interests, repeated their false allegations on National Public Radio.
As Mike Wallace nears retirement, virtually all the retrospectives so far on his 43-year career at CBS News recall his reputation for tough interviews and the ability to get the story. The reputation may be deserved, in general, but at least one subject has tripped up the "60 Minutes" veteran continually over the years — Israel.
A segment airing on May 9th about U.S. policy towards Hamas typifies the one-sided NPR focus on critics of Israel. Interviewer Mike Shuster and his guests sanitize the Hamas-dominated Palestinian Authority while falsely equating Israeli and Hamas' attitudes toward peace.