Another Headache for Jimmy Carter
Posted on Jan 12, 2007
Fourteen members of an advisory board to the Carter Center have resigned over the former president’s new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” saying, “You have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side.”
AP via CBS News:
The resignations at the Carter Center are the latest backlash against the former president’s book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.” The book has also drawn fire from Jewish groups and fellow Democrats, and led to the resignation last month of Kenneth Stein, a center fellow and a longtime Carter adviser.
“You have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side,” the departing members of the center’s Board of Councilors told Carter in their letter of resignation.
The 200-member board is responsible for building public support for the Carter Center. It is not the organization’s governing board.
The board’s members “are not engaged in implementing work of the Center,” Carter Center Executive Director John Hardman said Thursday in a news release.