Well, that statement is probably not accurate but I'm taking the lead from the man himself by giving my short review of his recent book what might well be a totally misleading title.
One of America's most inept Presidents (and there have been a few), Jimmy Carter, has written a new book for which he (or one of his advisers) decided to bestow the title "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid".
I got the impression that he was making an attempt in the book to discuss Israeli policies and the Israeli security barrier but with Carter you can never be sure.
Although, the title might suggest to some that Israel (or perhaps Palestine?) is an apartheid state, he makes it clear deep into this rambling and error filled rant that "the driving purpose for the forced separation of the two peoples is unlike that in South Africa -- not racism, but the acquisition of land."
This, of itself, is already a concession that Israel is not an apartheid state and that book title is therefore as misleading as most of the arguments which Carter presents.
And that's before the fact that Israel's security barrier was established not to grab land but to stop Palestinian suicide bombers from killing Israelis (irrespective of whether those Israelis be Jewish, Arab or anyone else who happens to be around).
And that's before the fact that 20% of Israel's population is Arab and has equal rights to representation in Israel's Knesset, in its courts and social service systems
And that's before the fact that the covenants and the charters of the various armed Palestinian groups arrayed against Israel clearly state that their aims are to destroy the Jewish state and to kill Jews and before the fact that these groups have demanded that Gaza and the West Bank are made "Judenrein".
In short, Jimmy's book is garbage.
Even if he isn't a liar or a racist or a bastard, he certainly is a coward who won't debate his ideas with eminent American jurist Alan Dershowitz (read here).
"When Larry King referred to my review several times to challenge Carter, Carter first said I hadn't read the book and then blustered, 'You know, I think it's a waste of my time and yours to quote professor Dershowitz. He's so obviously biased, Larry, and it's not worth my time to waste it on commenting on him.' (He never did answer King's questions.)"
Like many apologists for the Israel bashing cause, Carter would prefer to discuss and debate his views only with those who he considers not to be biased i.e. those with whose views he agrees.
In this manner, the truth must be left for those who read the blank pages.