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Rabbis throw book at Jimmy
Clergy nix Carter center trip over Israel tome
BY OWEN MORITZ
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Outraged by Jimmy Carter's controversial new book, the nation's largest organization of rabbis yesterday pulled out of a planned visit to the former President's human rights center in Atlanta.
The Central Conference of American Rabbis, representing nearly 2,000 Reform rabbis, said it was protesting Carter's latest book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," which many say unfairly criticizes Israel.
The announcement came just hours after 14 members of an advisory board to the Carter Center also quit in protest over the book.
Originally posted by HarlemHottie
I have it but I haven't read it yet. I have a backlog of books to read. I think ATS has a board for book reviews, should I post something there when I finish it?
In his speech, Carter said: "Israel will never find peace until it is willing to withdraw from the terrorities, and permit the Palestinians to exercise their basic human rights. The current policy is leading to an immoral outcome that is undermining Israel's standing in the world."
Carter received standing ovations at the beginning and end of his remarks.