Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mass resignation from Carter Center (JTA)


Fourteen Jewish members of the Carter Center in Atlanta resigned to protest the former president's book blaming Israel for the failure of Middle East peace efforts.

In a letter to Carter obtained by JTA, the group wrote Thursday that he had abandoned his role as peace broker in favor of malicious partisan advocacy, portraying the conflict as a "purely one-sided affair" which Israel bears full responsibility for resolving.

"This is not the Carter Center or the Jimmy Carter we came to respect and support," the letter said.

"Therefore it is with sadness and regret that we hereby tender our resignation from the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center effective immediately."

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