Jewish state to remain quiet despite a top US official calling it a “nuclear power”.
“It’s almost a universal silence concerning anything that might be critical of current policies of the Israeli government,” he said.
Carter said he stands by his use of the “apartheid” and cited the fences, electric sensors and concrete slabs that Israel has built in the West Bank as an example of the divide.
“It’s almost a universal silence concerning anything that might be critical of current policies of the Israeli government.”
The book follows the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, starting with Carter’s 1977-1980 presidency and the Camp David peace accord he negotiated between Israel and Egypt.
Stein, an Emory University professor, sent a letter to Carter claiming the book was “one-sided” and “is not based on unvarnished analysis; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.”
“Carter was absolutely right in pointing most of the blame on Israel for the continued conflict. But the most appalling issue is the lack of open discussion in United States about unwavering bipartisan support given to Israel. The American soceity fear to discuss this taboo issue, with none of the major media daring to discuss it.”
Mujeeb, Kerala, India
Carter said on Friday that Stein had not played a role in the Carter Centre in 13 years and that his post as a fellow was an honorary title.
He said: “When I decided to write this book, I didn’t even think about involving Ken, from ancient times, to come in and help.”
Carter, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, lamented the lack of discussion of Israeli policy in the US.
“There’s a tremendous intimidation in this country that has silenced our people. And it’s not just individuals, it’s not just folks who are running for office. It’s the news media as well,” he said.