Critics Savage Jimmy Carter

"When words collide" is Lois Goldrich's excellent story on the new Carter book in this week's Jewish Standard:

Critics challenge Jimmy Carter

The furor over former President Jimmy Carter’s book "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid" is not abating, and the Jewish community is voicing frustration over the author’s apparent unwillingness (some say "inability") to acknowledge the book’s factual inaccuracies and omissions.

In fact, say those Jews who have met with Carter, his statements have become even more extreme since the publication of the book.

Released in November, Carter’s book has come under intense criticism from Jewish organizations that have blasted everything from its title — which evokes comparisons to apartheid South Africa — to its scholarship, which has been described as shoddy and riddled with errors.

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