Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Dear President Carter:

Please do not think you are alone in your stand for peace and justice in occupied Palestine. All across this country, groups like the one I belong to (Middle East Crisis Response: www.mideastcrisis.org) are being formed to bring an awareness of Palestinian suffering to the American People.

The 14 members of the Carter Center's advisory board who resigned are only for human rights when it is comfortable and familiar. Applied universally, and especially to Israel, their solemn commitment to human rights evaporates.

Your book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" does more than expose the mistreatment of the Palestinians. It holds to light an ugly side of an American political system that is bought and sold by the Israeli lobby. People like Alan Dershowitz function as its intellectual brown shirts.

I commend you, President Carter. You are an honest and brave man who has honored the presidency when so many have disgraced it.

Rhinebeck, NY

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