Thursday, January 11, 2007

Don't Play With Maps

Rafi Dejani of ATFP sends a note of more criticism of ex-President Carter. This time in the New York Times:

January 9, 2007
Op-Ed Contributor
Don't Play With Maps
By DENNIS ROSS
Washington
I BECAME embroiled in a controversy with former President Jimmy Carter over the use of two maps in his recent book, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid.” While some criticized what appeared to be the misappropriation of maps I had commissioned for my book, “The Missing Peace,” my concern was always different.
I was concerned less with where the maps had originally come from — Mr. Carter has said that he used an atlas that was published after my book appeared — and more with how they were labeled. To my mind, Mr. Carter’s presentation badly misrepresents the Middle East proposals advanced by President Bill Clinton in 2000, and in so doing undermines, in a small but important way, efforts to bring peace to the region.

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