“It appears that at least two maps that came out of the Carter book were or are very closely similar, or unusually similar, to maps that were produced and published in Dennis Ross’ book ‘The Missing Peace,’ ” [Kenneth] Stein said. (GP. Ed. Note – Stein resigned earlier this week from the Carter Center over the ex-President’s new book.)
That book, published in 2004, is also about the search for peace in the Middle East. “This could be incredibly coincidental, or it could not,” Stein said. “But it goes to the way history books should be written, and the way citations should be made when material is borrowed.”
The maps in question appear on Page 148 of Carter’s book, detailing the differing Israeli and Palestinian interpretations of President Clinton’s peace proposal made in 2000.
Former President Jimmy Carter faced new criticism Friday over his controversial book on Palestinian lands when a former Middle East diplomat accused him of improperly publishing maps that did not belong to him.
The new charge came as Carter attempted to counter charges from a former top aide that the book manipulates facts to distort history.
Ambassador Dennis Ross, a former Mideast envoy and FOX News foreign affairs analyst, claims maps commissioned and published by him were improperly republished in Carter’s book.
“I think there should be a correction and an attribution,” Ross said. “These were maps that never existed, I created them.”
After Ross saw the maps in Carter’s book, he told his publisher he wanted a correction.
When asked if the former president ripped him off, Ross replied: “it sure looks that way.”
The question now is… will this plagiarism scandal actually improve the chances of Senate Plagarist Joe Biden in his run for the White House? Biden has no where to go but up after all.
Jimmy Carter — The Worst President and Ex-President Ever.