Philadelphia – Kenneth W. Stein, the former Middle East Fellow at The Carter Center whose December 5, 2006 resignation from the center made international news, has published his full review of Jimmy Carter's Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, titled "My Problem with Jimmy Carter's Book," in the spring 2007 issue of the Middle East Quarterly.
In the review, Stein documents not only the historical inaccuracies that permeate the book but also Carter's falsification of conversations. Stein served as Carter's aide and note-taker during the former President's Middle East trips and meetings with foreign leaders, retaining copies of his notes. He juxtaposes those with relevant passage of Carter's book to show their differences. Stein also explores the evolution of Carter's views, and highlights the former president's lasting grudge toward the late Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, whom Carter blames in part for his 1980 election defeat.
Since its founding in 1994, the Middle East Quarterly has become America's most authoritative journal of Middle Eastern affairs. The Quarterly publishes groundbreaking studies, exclusive interviews, insightful commentary, and hard-hitting reviews that tackle the entire range of contemporary concerns – from politics to economics to culture to religion.
The Quarterly, edited by Michael Rubin and published by Daniel Pipes, appears in a print edition, and is available in full-text through the Middle East Forum website, www.meforum.org. A full record of its book reviews can be found at www.mideastbookreviews.org.
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