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1967 oPt: Israeli occupied Palestinian territory, Jimmy Carter's book tour (2006-2007)

2006-12: interviews, news, events, comment, context

Tough Love: Jimmy Carter, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid


by Charles Judson Harwood Jr.


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< December 2006 >


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Jimmy Carter, interviewed Thursday November 30 2006 by Michael Smerconish (website) (CBS Radio WPHT, “1210 AM, The Big Talker,” The Michael Smerconish Morning Show, “Headlines Redefined,” Philadelphia Pennsylvania, broadcast Friday December 1 2006, 5-9am, at 7:34-7:48am ET), audio {13:15, 12.1mb.mp3, rss, menu}.

Jimmy Carter, interviewed by Michael Jones (anchor, CNNRadio Network) (CNN podcasting, Special Programming, posted Friday December 1 2006, 2:00 p.m. ET), audio {9:19, 8.6mb.mp3 rss, source} (CNN might delete this audio on March 1 2007, republished May 2 2007 via rss).

Jimmy Carter, book signing (Rosewood Hall, Soho Square, Homewood City Hall, 2850 19th Street South, Homewood Alabama, Friday December 1 2006, 11:00 a.m. CT), previewed, Alec Harvey, “Carter's peace talk: Former president wanted to get discussion going with new book” {pf} (The Birmingham News, November 30 2006), reported, Tom Gordon, “Carter tells Homewood audience he wants troops home from Iraq, help for the country” (The Birmingham News, December 1 2006), “Minutes: Regular Meeting of the City Council of the City of Homewood, Alabama” (December 4, 2006) (Barry R. McCulley (mayor): “President Jimmy Carter’s book signing last Friday was obviously a success. We had somewhere between 800 and 1,000 people to attend the event at Soho.”).

Jimmy Carter, interviewed Thursday November 30 2006 by Ernie Suggs, “Q&A: President Jimmy Carter: ‘There is horrible persecution’ (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sunday December 3 2006) (deleted from the AJC website).

Jimmy Carter, interviewed by Storer H. Rowley (national editor, former Middle East correspondent), “Enough blame to go around{pf} (Chicago Tribune, Sunday December 3 2006). “Israel always had the option of withdrawing, and now its choice is illegal occupation and colonization of land.”

Jimmy Carter (studio), interviewed by Tim Russert (Washington bureau chief) (NBC News, Meet the Press, Washington D.C., Sunday December 3 2006, 9:00 a.m. ET) (“the longest running television program in the world”) (audience) (“Tim Russert hits ratings milestone{pf}, AP, USA Today, April 24 2006), MSNBC transcript {pf, menu}, FNS transcript {Carter archive, MTP archive}, “NBC Meet the Press Netcast” (latest) (ditto, ditto), this netcast {48:19, 106.51mb.wmv, 117.38mb.flv, Carter 11:47 at 36:10-47:57}, video excerpts (46%): part-1 (26%): “Carter on Israeli 'apartheid'{3:03, 6.7mb.wmv, 7.6mb.flv, source, rss menu} (“Dec. 3: Former President Jimmy Carter tells Tim Russert of NBC’s Meet the Press that he considers some Israel policies toward Palestinians comparable to South African Apartheid”), part-2 (none), part-3 (20%): “Carter's Mideast message for Bush{2:20, 5.12mb.wmv, 6.1mb.flv, source} (“Dec. 3: Former president Jimmy Carter tells Tim Russert of NBC’s Meet the Press what advice he’d give to President Bush about resolving the Mideast conflict”), part-4 (none), YouTube excerpts (larger) (from part-1 and part-2) {3:30, 8.4mb.flv, .flv}, podcast video/audio (entire hour, excluding adverts, except for other NBC shows): video {48:19, 106.55mb.wmv rss, 181.96mb.mp4 rss, Carter at 36:10}, audio {49:02, 11.22mb.mp3, rss, Carter at 36:47}, broadcast at different local times by 252 U.S. TV stations {pf} (about 200 affiliated to NBC), and via cable and satellites (western hemisphere), by MSNBC (10pm/1am ET), via cable (“to 78 million households”) and satellites, by Orbit News on satellites (Europe, Middle East, channel 27, Sunday, 2/5/8pm GMT, Monday, 12/7am GMT), by AFN TV: American Forces Network (schedule (deleted), Sunday, AFN News, 9pm GMT, Monday, AFN Atlantic, 5am), audio broadcast by 86 U.S. radio stations {pf}, of the 7,700 affiliated to Westwood One (“the largest radio network in the United States”), and by C-Span Radio (Radio WCSP-FM, Washington D.C., 12/11pm ET), simulcast by satellite radio in North America (C-Span Radio, Sirius channel 139, XM channel 132) (C-Span terminated its Sirius broadcasts, two months later, on February 14 2007.

Jimmy Carter (studio), interviewed by Wolf Blitzer (CNN, Late Edition, Washington D.C., Sunday December 3 2006, 11am-1pm ET, second hour), CNN transcript {archive}, podcast video (entire 2 hour show, excluding adverts) {269.57mb.wmv rss, menu} (a rebroadcast of his Tuesday Situation Room interview), by cable, by satellites (CNNi schedule), audio simulcast, by satellite radio (CNN, Sirius channel 132, XM channel 122, CNNi program on WorldSpace channel 300), audio rebroadcast, by C-Span Radio (Radio WCSP-FM, Washington D.C., 3-4:30 p.m. ET), simulcast by satellite radio in North America (C-Span Radio, Sirius channel 139, XM channel 132) (C-Span terminated its Sirius broadcasts, two months later, on February 14 2007.

C-Span Book TV Dec. 3-4 2006 Dec. 9 2006

Jimmy Carter, interviewed by Connie Doebele (executive producer), “In Depth: Jimmy Carter(C-Span, Book TV (wiki), In Depth, Sunday December 3 2006, 12:00-3:30pm/am ET), rebroadcast, Saturday December 9 2006, 9:00am ET), C-Span video 194700-1 (flash), booktv (real player) {3:29:45, .ram, 203mb.rm}, by cable, by satellites (north America). “In Depth will air live from President Carter's home in Plains, Georgia. Call in during the show to ask questions of President Carter or e-mail your questions to booktv|@|c-span.org.”

James Abourezk (U.S. Congress, House 1971-1973, Senate 1973-1979), letter {copy, copy} to Jeffrey Blankfort dated December 3 2006 (Signs of the Times, December 4 2006), and see, Jeffrey Blankfort, interviewed by Bob Ness, “Jeffrey Blankfort: Jewish-American Anti-Zionist Journalist” (Indybay: San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (SF-IMC), November 20 2006), Jeffrey Blankfort, “A Debate on the Israel Lobby” (CounterPunch, February 24/25 2007).

See also:

C-Span Booknotes March 25-26 1990 Feb. 15-16 2003

James Abourezk, interviewed by Brian Lamb (C-Span founder and CEO), “Advise & Dissent: Memoirs of South Dakota & the US Senate by James Abourezk” (C-Span, Booknotes (wiki), Sunday-Monday March 25-26 1990, rebroadcast, Saturday/Sunday February 15-16 2003), C-Span videos, 11662-1 (flash), 5352 (real player) {1:01:43, 57.81mb.rm}, transcript {pf} (partial).

“ James Abourezk (December 3 2006): I can tell you from personal experience that, at least in the Congress, the support Israel has in that body is based completely on political fear — fear of defeat by anyone who does not do what Israel wants done.

I can also tell you that very few members of Congress — at least when I served there — have any affection for Israel or for its Lobby.

What they have is contempt, but it is silenced by fear of being found out exactly how they feel.

I’ve heard too many cloakroom conversations — in which members of the Senate will voice their bitter feelings about how they’re pushed around by the Lobby — to think otherwise.

In private one hears the dislike of Israel and the tactics of the Lobby, but not one of them is willing to risk the Lobby’s animosity by making their feelings public.

* * *

Secondly, the Lobby is quite clear in its efforts to suppress any congressional dissent from the policy of complete support for Israel which might hurt annual appropriations.

Even one voice is attacked, as I was, on grounds that if Congress is completely silent on the issue, the press will have no one to quote, which effectively silences the press as well.

Any journalists or editors who step out of line are quickly brought under control by well organized economic pressure against the newspaper caught sinning.

I once made a trip through the Middle East, taking with me a reporter friend who wrote for Knight-Ridder newspapers. He was writing honestly about what he saw with respect to the Palestinians and other countries bordering on Israel.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press executives received threats, from several of their large advertisers, that their advertising would be terminated if they continued publishing the journalist’s articles.

It’s a lesson quickly learned by those who controlled the paper.

* * *

So I believe that divestment — and especially cutting off U.S. aid to Israel — would immediately result in Israel’s giving up the West Bank and leaving the Gaza to the Palestinians.

Such pressure would work, I think, because the Israeli public would be able to determine what is causing their misery and would demand that an immediate peace agreement be made with the Palestinians.

It would work because of the democracy there, unlike sanctions against a dictatorship, where the public could do little about changing their leaders’ minds.

One need only look at the objectives of the Israeli Lobby to determine how to best change their minds.

The Lobby’s principal objectives are to keep money flowing from the U.S. treasury to Israel, requiring a docile congress and a compliant administration.”


Ilan Pappé (Haifa) (senior lecturer in political science, University of Haifa, chair, Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies in Haifa), interviewed by Christopher Brown (Berkeley) (“lived and reported from Palestine for three years” “In 2004 he volunteered with Christian Peacemaker Teams near Hebron. While escorting Palestinian children to school he and a colleague were beaten by Israeli settlers.”) {1.7mb.pdf}, “‘Israel needs a wake up call’: An interview with Ilan Pappe” (Crossing The Line: Life in Occupied Palestine, “A weekly podcast giving voice to the voiceless in occupied Palestine,” radio KPFA studios, Berkeley California, posted Monday December 4 2006) {rss, search, search, search}, “A rare voice: An interview with author Ilan Pappe{pf, rss, menu, search, search} (Electronic Intifada, Chicago). Ilan Pappé is author, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oneworld Publications, Oxford England, published October 12-19 2006, U.S. November 1) {U.K., U.S., Germany}, forthcoming: Ilan Pappé, The Bureaucracy of Evil: The History of the Israeli Occupation (Oneworld, July 1 2010) {U.K., U.S.}.


Jimmy Carter, interviewed about November 15 by Michael Lerner (editor), “Current Thinking: A Conversation with Jimmy Carter” (Tikkun, Berkeley California, January/February 2007) ($10), reported, Michael Lerner, “Thank You, Jimmy Carter{pf} (TomPaine.com, Wednesday December 6 2006).

Jimmy Carter (Atlanta), interviewed Wednesday December 6 2006 by Robbie Brown (editor in chief), “President Defends New Book Against Charges of Bias, Falsehood: Carter in the Crossfire{pf} (The Emory Wheel, Atlanta, December 8 2006).

Jimmy Carter, book signing and media stakeout (Books-A-Million bookstore, Discover Mills, 5900 Sugar Loaf Parkway, Lawrenceville Georgia, Wednesday December 6 2006, 7:00 p.m. ET), reported, Keith Whitney, “Carter's Book Leads to a Resignation” (NBC: WXIA-TV, 11Alive News Tonight, Atlanta, December 6, 11:00 p.m.), video {1:53, 3.78mb.wmv}, reported, Lisa Allender, “Jimmy Carter Still A Hero” (blog, December 7 2006).

Alvin H. Rosenfeld (professor of english, director, Borns Jewish Studies Program, IU: Indiana University), 'Progressive' Jewish Thought and the New Anti-Semitism {366kb.pdf, source} (AJC: American Jewish Committee, dated December 2006, posted December 6 2006), forward by David A. Harris (executive director, AJC), reported, Patricia Cohen, “Essay Linking Liberal Jews and Anti-Semitism Sparks a Furor{pf} (The New York Times, January 31 2007) (timeline 2007).

Jimmy Carter, “Speaking frankly about Israel and Palestine{pf, copy} (Los Angeles Times, Friday December 8 2006), copy, “How I See Palestine{pf} (Carter Center, Atlanta).

Jimmy Carter, “President Carter Newsmaker Luncheon” (Atlanta Press Club, Carter Center, Cyprus Room, Friday December 8 2006, 12:00 p.m., remarks (speech, Q&As), 12:25 a.m. ET), AP: Associated Press video (excerpt) {1:33, source}, reported, Ernie Suggs, “Carter defends new Mideast book” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Friday December 8) (deleted from the AJC website), also titled, “Carter stands by provocative book” (AJC, December 9) (deleted from the AJC website) andGiving Israel a piece of his mind: Carter defends premise of his latest book” {pf} (Lexington Herald-Leader, Cox News Service, Sunday December 17) (“Joseph Parko, a volunteer with the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker relief organization, said he recently spent more than two weeks in the region. "The conditions I saw there were exactly what the president wrote about," Parko said. "Apartheid is an accurate term to describe the situation."), Greg Bluestein (The Associated Press), “Former President Jimmy Carter defends his book's criticism of Israeli policy” (The International Herald Tribune, Paris, December 8 2006).

Jimmy Carter, interviewed in New York City (apparently on November 27) by Terence McKenna, Janice Stein (Toronto University), interviewed by Carole MacNeil (studio), Stephen Harper (Canada Prime Minister), questioned at a news conference (Ottawa), “Jimmy Carter” (CBC News, The National, Friday December 8 2006, 10-11pm ET) (no CBC-posted video) {search, search, search}, YouTube video (larger) {20:52, 49.66mb.flv, .flv}, BitTorrent video {74.16mb.wmv, source}, reported,Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter defends book's criticism of Israel policy” (CBC News, December 8 2006, 10:19 p.m. ET), ‘Canada's withholding funds from Palestinians 'criminal': Carter’ (CBC News, December 9 2006).

Jimmy Carter, “Commentary: Critics of Israel fenced in{pf} (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cox News Service, Monday December 11 2006), ditto {pf} (Austin American-Statesman, Monday December 11 2006).

Jimmy Carter (Los Angeles), interviewed Monday December 11 2006 by Nathan Gardels (editor, NPQ), “Jimmy Carter takes on Israel's Apartheid Policies and the Pro-Israeli Lobby in the US{pf} (The Huffington Post, December 12 2006), “Taking on The Pro-Israel Lobby” (NPQ: New Perspectives Quarterly, volume 24 number 1, Los Angeles, winter 2007).


Jimmy Carter (studio), interviewed by Val Zavala (KCET-TV, Life & Times, 4401 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood California, Monday December 11 2006, about 11:00-11:30am PT) (“Public Television for Southern and Central California”), KCET video and reporter’s notes {14:08}, 1/2: Val Zavala, “Jimmy Carter Under Criticism{7:29, 2.13mb.rm, 12.7mb.rm, rss, archive} (transcript 1/2) (broadcast Thursday December 14 2006, 7:30pm), 2/2: Val Zavala, “Jimmy Carter on the Holy Land{6:39, 1.89mb.rm, 11.3mb.rm} (transcript 2/2) (broadcast Tuesday December 19 2006, 7:30pm), “Life & Times Says Goodbye” (1992-2007) (December 26 2007).

Jimmy Carter (Burbank), interviewed Monday December 11 2006 by Jonathan Curiel (San Francisco) (blog), podcast audio {16:34, 7.65mb.mp3, source, blog} (San Francisco Chronicle, “Insight,” posted Thursday December 14 2006).

Jimmy Carter (Burbank), interviewed Monday December 11 2006 by Steve Scher (Seattle), Daniel Levy (telephone), interviewed by Steve Scher, “Jimmy Carter on Peace in the Middle East” (Radio KUOW, Weekday, Seattle, Thursday December 14 2006, 9-11am PT, first hour), audio {54:01, Carter at 0:00-23:00, 12.36mb.mp3, 24.72mb.mp3, rss, rss, search}. Daniel Levy (a U.K. national who emigrated to Israel about 1991) was lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Accord (2003); member of the Israeli delegation to the Taba Summit (2001); Israeli negotiator at Oslo-2 (1995); presently, he is senior fellow and director, Middle East Policy Initiative of the American Strategy Program, NAF: New America Foundation (Washington D.C.); senior fellow and director, Prospects for Peace Initiative, TCF: The Century Foundation (New York City).

Jimmy Carter (studio), interviewed by Jay Leno (NBC, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, episode 3269, Burbank California, Monday December 11 2006, 11:35 p.m. ET) (2 more photos), YouTube video (larger) {6:24, 12.87mb.flv, .flv}, broadcast by about 200 U.S. TV stations affiliated to NBC, by cable, by satellites (western hemisphere), by AFN TV: American Forces Network (schedule, next day, AFN Pacific, 1:30 p.m. GMT, AFN Freedom, 7:30 p.m., AFN Atlantic, 9:30 p.m.). “It was estimated in 2003 that NBC is viewable by just over 97 percent of all households, reaching 103,624,370 viewers in the United States. NBC has 207 affiliated stations in the United States and its possessions. It is also seen throughout Latin America and the Caribbean via cable and satellite, via the WNBC-TV feed from New York City.”

Jimmy Carter (studio), interviewed by Tavis Smiley (KCET/PBS TV, Tavis Smiley, Los Angeles, Monday December 11 2006, 9-10pm PT, 12-1am ET, rebroadcast, January 5 2007), PBS transcript, video (bb) {25:24, bb, broadband file truncated at 2:16, Tavis player, source}, audio {25:23 rss source source}, video excerpt (bb) {1:38, bb} (U.S./U.K./E.U./Israel, their prima facie criminal war of aggression on Palestine, by blockade, to overthrow their elected government, punish their 42% vote for Hamas, and thereby coerce them to vote in the future as the U.S. and Israel desire, reminiscent of the U.S. war-aim in its prima facie criminal war of aggression on Nicaragua, 1981-1990, assisted by Israel, held to be an unlawful war, by the U.N. I.C.J.), PBS transcript, distributed by PBS: Public Broadcasting Service, the largest U.S. TV network, with 349 U.S. TV stations (336 listed here), and via satellites in the western hemisphere (PBS national feed to Dish Network, DirecTV, AMC-3, AMC-4), and by AFN: American Forces Network (nf) (first half hour) (TV schedule, pf, Tavis, nf), on AFN|News, 7:30am GMT), edited audio rebroadcast, “Interview with Jimmy Carter{copy} (PRI: Public Radio International, The Tavis Smiley Show, Los Angeles, Friday December 15 2006) (a weekly radio show), audio {19:07, 4.48mb.wma, source}, not podcast {rss, rss, source, menu}, broadcast by 74 U.S. radio stations (some also listed here), of the 750 PRI affiliates, and by satellite radio (XMPR: XM Public Radio, XM channel 133, Saturday/Sunday December 16/17, 9am/4pm ET).

Jimmy Carter, media stakeout (Vroman's Bookstore, 695 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena California, Monday December 11 2006, 7:00-9:00 p.m. PT) (“the oldest and largest independent bookstore in Southern California”), reported, Rick Chambers (studio), Jennifer Sabih (Pasadena), “Carter Controversy” “Jimmy Carter's New Book Brings Controversy” (CBS, KCAL-TV, KCAL9 News at 9:00 p.m., CBS Studio Center, Studio City, Los Angeles, December 11 2006, 9:00-10:00 p.m.), KCAL video {2:09, 6.78kb.wmv, 4.13kb.flv, source, source, search, search}, reported, Leila Feinstein (studio), Willa Sandmeyer (Pasadena), “Carter Book Controversy” (CW, KTLA-TV, KTLA Prime News, Los Angeles, December 11 2006, 10:00-11:00 p.m.) (broadcast on 12 stations), YouTube video (larger) {2:11, 5.07kb.flv, .flv}, reported, Peter Y. Hong, Stuart Silverstein, “Carter defends book in Pasadena appearance{pf, copy, copy} (Los Angeles Times, December 12 2006), blog, Anne, “In case you're wondering, here are the Top 20 items we sold during the month of December: 1. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter” (Vroman's Bookstore, blog, January 3 2007) {archive}. Notes: KTLA-TV is co-owned with the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and much other media, by Tribune Company, and it’s part of the CW TV Network, a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment. CBS Corporation owns both KCAL-TV and Simon & Schuster (publisher of Jimmy Carter’s book).


“ Rick Chambers {studio}: President Jimmy Carter’s here, in town tonight.

But not everybody’s happy to see him here.

That’s because, his new book is creating some controversy.

KCAL9’s Jennifer Sabih, now, is live in Pasadena, to explain why.


Jennifer Sabih {reporting live}: Rick, people are talking about Jimmy Carter’s new book.

They’re not always saying nice things.

But they’re definitely talking.

And that is exactly, what the 39th President, of these United States, had hoped would happen.

Jennifer Sabih {taped report}: With a wave, and a Southern smile, former President Jimmy Carter came in cool and calm.

But keenly aware, his latest book, has kicked-up a firestorm.

Jimmy Carter: I think my book can help.


I don’t think there’s any doubt, my book has precipitated a discussion.

Jennifer Sabih: That discussion is being led, primarily, by pro-Israel groups.

Who are angry.

Not only at the title, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.

But at Carter’s characterization of human rights abuses, in Palestinian territory.

Jimmy Carter: This is one of the worst cases of human rights abuses.

What the Israeli settlers are doing, and the military, are doing, to the Palestinians.

It’s almost unimaginable.

Ari Rubin (JDL: Jewish Defense League), one of several people outside, on the sidewalk, holding signs saying, “Hey, Jimmy: Who paid you to write these lies!” “Jimmy Carter: Worst President of All-Time” “2-4-6-8, Israel is the Jewish State, 3-5-7-9, No such thing as Palestine” (see, “Action: JDL Calls for Demonstrations Against Jimmy Carter: Author Deserves Public Bashing for Lying, Posted December 10, 2006)”:

Jimmy Carter is a Jew-hater.

He’s shown that, through the publication of this atrocious book.

Jennifer Sabih: Carter knew he’d be labeled an anti-Semite.

He says, almost anyone critical, in any way, of Israel attracts that description.

And other Jewish protesters, who gathered — along with a thousand other people, wanting to buy the book — outside of this Pasadena store, agreed:

Yossi Khen (JAJP: Jewish Alliance for Peace and Justice) (Brit Tzedek v'Shalom), one of several people outside, on the sidewalk, holding signs saying, “Thank you Jimmy Carter for Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid”:

There is a kind of a feel, in the United States, to criticize the policy of Israeli government—

{Apparently, some edited-out colloquy, to shorten the report, and then a question, e.g., “Why?”}.

Because they’re labeled as anti-Semitic.

Jennifer Sabih: President Carter told me, tonight, his major foreign policy goal was to bring peace to Israel.

And, to do that, it’s going to take open discussions, in America, about Israeli policies.

That may be a bit of a battle.

But, in the end, President Carter is counting on his pen, being mightier, than the sword.

Jennifer Sabih {reporting live}: By my estimation, there were about a dozen protesters here tonight.

But — far outnumbering them — was the number of people who came to actually buy the book.

A line, snaking twice, around the block.

About 2,000 people got their book signed here.

Reporting live, from Pasadena, I’m Jennifer Sabih, KCAL9 News.

Leyna Nguyen {studio}: O.K., Jennifer. Thank you.”



“ Willa Sandmeyer {reporting live}: More than 2,000 people showed up, and lined up outside Vroman’s Bookstore, anxious to have the former President sign his copy of the book for them.

* * *

Willa Sandmeyer {taped report}: People began lining-up, more than 5 hours, before the former President’s scheduled arrival, at 7:00 in the evening.

* * *

Jimmy Carter says, he hopes his book will help Americans see, what he calls, the “plight” of the Palestinians.

Jimmy Carter: I think that this will open up, to the consciousness of a lot of people — even a lot of reporters — the fact, that they ought to, need to look, at the Mid-East.

And, see what’s happening, in Palestine.

It is, absolutely despicable.”


Jimmy Carter (Pasadena), interviewed by Leonard Lopate (New York City), “Hope for the Future: Jimmy Carter's Plan for Peace” (Radio WNYC, The Leonard Lopate Show, New York City, Tuesday December 12 2006, 12:00 p.m. ET) (9:00 a.m. PT), audio {22:34, 9.05mb.mp3, ditto, rss} (“the most-listened to commercial or non-commercial radio station in Manhattan ... reaches more than one million unique listeners each week, the largest audience of any public radio station in the United States”), and by satellite radio (XMPR: XM Public Radio, XM channel 133, December 12/13 4pm/am ET).

Jimmy Carter (Pasadena), interviewed by Riz Khan (London) (AJE: Al Jazeera English TV, Riz Khan, London, Tuesday December 12 2006, 6pm GMT) (10am PT) (replayed 12am/6am/11am GMT), “24-hour English-language news and current affairs” channel, launched November 15 2006, broadcast by cable, satellites, internet (“How to watch Al Jazeera English”) (schedule), RizKhan transcript { rss}.

Jimmy Carter (studio), interviewed by Larry Mantle (Radio KPCC, AirTalk, Pasadena California, Tuesday December 12 2006, 11:00 a.m. PT) (“Southern California’s premiere public radio news station”), audio: interview {32:59}, open phones {17:59}, both {53:00, 18.2mb.mp3, rss, source}, and by satellite radio (XMPR: XM Public Radio, XM channel 133, December 13, 12-1am ET), photo.

Jimmy Carter, interviewed by Warren Olney (Radio KCRW, To the Point, Santa Monica California, recorded Tuesday December 12 2006, broadcast Wednesday December 13 2006, 12:00-1:00 p.m., at 12:38 p.m. PT) (“Southern California’s leading National Public Radio affiliate”), segment, “Jimmy Carter Draws Heat over Israel-Palestine Book” (“Reporter’s Notebook”), audio {50:39, 11.8mb.rm, Carter 12:22, at 38:18, 2.9mb.rm, rss} {KCRW player}, broadcast by 43 U.S. radio stations (20 also listed here), of the 750 {47kb.pdf, source} affiliated to PRI: Public Radio International (To the Point), and by satellite radio (XMPR: XM Public Radio, XM channel 133, December 13, 3-4pm ET).

Jimmy Carter, interviewed November 27 2006 in New York City by John Freeman (president, NBCC: National Book Critics Circle), “Chipping at the wall: Addressing a void in Middle Eastern leadership, President Jimmy Carter wields a sharp pen” (The Independent, Colorado Springs newsweekly, December 7-13 2006) (interview date, by email), reprinted, “Carter wants to finish job creating peace in Mideast: Ex-president says he's disappointed by U.S. inaction” {pf} (San Francisco Chronicle, “Insight,” Sunday December 17 2006).

Jimmy Carter (Phoenix), interviewed by Dan Caplis, Craig Silverman (Denver) (Radio KHOW, Caplis & Silverman Show, Denver Colorado, December 12 2006, 3:00-7:00 p.m., at about 4:40 p.m. MST), audio {15:07, 6.06mb.mp3, source}, in context (commentary and callers, followed by the live interview) (hour-2 of the show, about 23 minutes omitted, presumably, news, weather, adverts) {37:13, Carter at 22:11-37:13, 15mb.mp3}, comment, John Moredock, “Somebody Get Craig Silverman A Library Card” (Rojo, December 13 2006, 4:34 p.m.), pre-interview comments.

Jimmy Carter, media stakeout, book signing (Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClintock, Tempe Arizona, Tuesday December 12 2006, 6:00-8:00 p.m. MST), reported,Protesters Greet Carter At Book Signing” (CBS, KPHO-TV, CBS5 News, Phoenix Arizona, December 12 2006), Sarah Carlstrom (bookstore), “Tempe Protesters Gather For Carter Book Signing” (CBS5 News Midday, 12:00-12:30 p.m.), KPHO video {1:50 (3.86mb.wmv)} (includes additional video from the Pasadena book signing, the previous evening), Peter Busch (bookstore), “Tempe Protesters Gather For Carter Book Signing” (CBS5 News at Five, 5:00-5:30 p.m.), KPHO video {1:27 (3.07mb.wmv)}, Peter Busch (bookstore), “Activists Protest Carter Book Signing In Tempe” (CBS5 News at 6:30, 6:30-7:00 p.m.), KPHO video {0:34 (1.35mb.wmv)} (KPHO-TV is the CBS affiliate in Phoenix; CBS Corporation owns Simon & Schuster, publisher of Jimmy Carter’s book), reported, Lin Sue Cooney, Mark Curtis (studio), Kevin Kennedy (bookstore), “Jimmy Carter's Tempe visit met with controversy” (NBC, KPNX-TV, 12News at 10:00, Phoenix, December 12 2006, 10:00-10:35 p.m., at 10:00 p.m., rebroadcast, 1:00-1:35 a.m.), KPNX video {2:23, 5.23mb.wmv}, reported, Ty Young, “Carter books brings out protestors{pf, copy, pf} (The Arizona Republic, December 12 2006, 9:19 p.m.), Ty Young, “Carter signing met with demonstrations{pf} (The Arizona Republic, December 13 2006, 12:00 a.m.), 12 photos (“about 300 people on both sides of the debate showed up outside Changing Hands bookstore on Tuesday”) (The Arizona Republic and KPNX-TV are both owned by Gannett Company), Julie Bosman, “Carter Book Stirs Furor With Its View of Israelis' 'Apartheid' {pf} (The New York Times, December 14 2006).

Jimmy Carter, interviewed December 12 2006 by Soledad O'Brien (CNN News, American Morning, New York City, Wednesday December 13 2006, 6-9 a.m., at 7:15 a.m. ET), CNN transcript {archive}, by cable, audio simulcast, by satellite radio in North America (CNN, Sirius channel 132, XM channel 122 (CNNi on WorldSpace channel 300 in Europe?).

Ernie Suggs, Mike Morris, Bob Deans, Marlon Manuel, “Debate over Carter book reaches Middle East” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wednesday December 13 2006) (deleted from the AJC website), also titled, “New Carter book continues to stoke controversy” (Cox News Service).

Jimmy Carter (Phoenix), interviewed by Mark Caesar, Ed Clements, Sam Cox (Austin) (Radio KLBJ (AM), Austin's Morning News, Austin Texas, Wednesday December 13 2006, 5-10am CT), audio {10:26, 2.39mb.mp3, source}.

Jimmy Carter, interviewed by Kathleen Dunn, and then John Stremlau (associate executive director for peace programs, The Carter Center, Atlanta), with callers to both guests (WPR: Wisconsin Public Radio, Ideas Network, Conversations with Kathleen Dunn, radio WHAD studios, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Wednesday December 13 2006, 9-11am, at 10:00-11:00 a.m./p.m. CT), audio {50:46, 11.87mb.rm, mp3, Carter 25:30 at 0:00, archive, search, search}, broadcast by 29 radio stations.

Jimmy Carter, interviewed by Jack Rice (blog) (CBS, radio WCCO, The Jack Rice Show, Minneapolis Minnesota, Wednesday December 13 2006, noon-3pm CT) (“WCCO News/Talk 830”), audio (forthcoming).

Jimmy Carter, interviewed by David Postman (blog) (chief political reporter), “An interview with former President Jimmy Carter {pf} (The Seattle Times, Wednesday December 13 2006).

Jimmy Carter, interviewed December 13 2006 by Bob Hoover (book editor), “Carter dismisses criticism of his 'Palestine' book{pf} (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 14 2006), audio: 1. “The book title” {1:42, 300mb.mp3}, 2. “Mass media coverage” {1:08, 470mb.mp3}, 3. “U.S. Mideast policy” {1:23, 572mb.mp3}, 4. “U.S. politicians and the Middle East” {0:38, 265mb.mp3}, 5. “Book signing reactions” {1:10, 484mb.mp3}, 6. “The role of Hamas” {1:06, 453mb.mp3}, 7. “Some encouraging signs” {0:15, 108mb.mp3}, 8. “Advice on the book” {0:45, 310mb.mp3}.

Jimmy Carter, media stakeout (Tattered Cover Bookstore, 1628 16th Street, Denver Colorado, Wednesday December 13 2006, 6:00-8:00 p.m. MST), photos, reported, Jim Benemann (studio), “Jimmy Carter in Denver to promote controversial book” (CBS, KCNC-TV, CBS4 News at 5, Denver, December 13 2006, 5:00-5:30 p.m., at 5:07 p.m.), KCNC video {0:43, 2.20mb.wmv, 1.16mb.flv, source}, Jim Benemann, Alan Gionet (studio), “Jimmy Carter appears in Denver for book signing” (CBS4 News at 10, 10:00-10:35 p.m., at 10:12 p.m.), KCNC video {0:25, 1.25mb.wmv, 5.60kb.flv} (CBS Corporation owns both KCNC-TV and Simon & Schuster, publisher of Jimmy Carter’s book), reported,Jimmy” (The Denver Post Photoblog, December 14 2006), report, “Local best sellers, 12/31” (The Denver Post, December 31 2006): “The Denver area’s best-selling books, according to information from the Tattered Cover Book Store, Barnes & Noble in Greenwood Village, Boulder Book Store, and Borders Books in Englewood ... Nonfiction: ... 2. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid by Jimmy Carter, Simon & Schuster, $27.”

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (President of Iran), interviewed December 13 2006 in Tehran, by Scott MacLeod (Cairo bureau chief) (blog), “Ahmadinejad's Ambitions{pf} {Iran’s text} (Time, Monday December 18 2006, posted Thursday December 14 2006).

“ Scott MacLeod: You’ve just held a conference questioning the Holocaust.

Why not hold a peace conference instead?

You could invite the Israelis and Palestinians to talk about peace, instead of what happened 60 years ago.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: As a matter of fact this conference was in line of peace.

Because for the past 60 years, the Palestinian people have been suppressed, using the Holocaust as the pretext.

If the issue of the Holocaust became clear, the issue would be solved.

Scott MacLeod: How?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: When the issue becomes clear, and understood, that the Holocaust does not have any relationship with the Palestinian people, then we will have two proposals for the Western and European countries.

The first solution is, that in the same way that you mounted this regime in the past, you can remove it yourself.

You know well that the Holocaust has nothing to do with the Palestinian people. That was just a pretext to create this regime. And it was not a good excuse.

Just cease to support it.

Don’t use your people’s money to assist this violent regime.

This is the best solution.

If they do not accept the first solution, then they should allow the nation of Palestine to make their decision about its own fate. Anyone who is a Palestinian citizen, whether they are Christian, Jewish, or Muslim, should decide together, in a very free referendum.

There is no need for war.

There is no need for threats, or an atomic bomb, either.

Scott MacLeod: Israel isn’t going to accept any of this.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: If the American and British governments do not support and help them — and they stop using their power and influence — they will accept.

Scott MacLeod: Without a war?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: Yes.

Why not?

Everyone knows that the Zionist regime is a tool in the hands of the United States and British governments.”

Jimmy Carter, media stakeout (Book People, 603 North Lamar, Austin Texas, Thursday December 14 2006, 10:30-noon) (“the largest book store in Texas”) (“Publishers Weekly Bookseller of the Year, 2005” “Best bookseller in the country”), photo (PW Daily, “Picture of the Day”), reported, Mike Warren (studio), James Irby (bookstore), “Book Signing” (FOX, KTBC-TV, FOX7 News Edge at Nine, Austin, December 14 2006, 9:00-10:00 p.m., at 9:13 p.m.), YouTube video (larger) {2:42, 6.35mb.flv, .flv}, Google video {2:42, 9.70mb.flv, .flv.mp4}, reported,Carter Signs Book In Austin, Defends Title” (CBS, KEYE-TV, CBS-42 News, Austin, December 14 2006), KEYE video {3:54, 12.17kb.wmv, 8.43kb.flv, source} (CBS Corporation owns both KEYE-TV and Simon & Schuster, publisher of Jimmy Carter’s book), reported, Ingrid, “The Jimmy Carter booksigning event” (Blogger Round table, December 14 2006) (part-1, there’s no part-2), Tim Wilkins, “No peace for Carter at local book signing{pf} (The Accent, Austin, issue dated December 8 2006) (“employees commented on the fact that Carter could sign 800 books in one hour”) (1 book every 4.5 seconds: 800×$27=$21,600/hour, query: how is that split, between the publisher, the bookseller, and the writer), W. Gardner Selby, A.J. Bauer, “Carter defends challenged book at Austin stop: Central Texans line up to buy 1,200 autographed copies” {pf} (Austin American-Statesman, Friday December 15 2006), ditto {pf} (Cox News Service), 11 photos, A.J. Bauer, “The protest that wasn't{pf} (Austin American-Statesman, “Under the Dome,” Saturday December 16 2006) (“At its peak, the protest included five people — three men, one woman and a baby”) (shown in the Fox News clip).

Jimmy Carter, “A letter to Jewish citizens of America{pf} (Carter Center, Atlanta, December 15 2006). “Jimmy Carter Issues Letter to Jewish Community on Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”

Jimmy Carter, interviewed by Charles Karel Bouley (Long Beach California) (blog, blog) (ABC radio KGO, The Karel Show, San Francisco, Saturday December 16 2006, 7-10pm, at 7-8pm PT) (no posted audio) {search, search, search}.

Jimmy Carter, interviewed by Eleanor Clift, “Last Word: Jimmy Carter: Revisiting 'Apartheid' {pf} (Newsweek, New York City, issue dated Dec. 25 2006 – Jan. 1 2007, interview posted December 17 2006, 5:05 a.m.).

Margaret Coker, “Palestinian Commute An Exercise In Patience” (Cox News Service, Monday December 18 2006), printed, “Rights of Passage in Palestine: Commute for work proves to be a trial” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sunday December 17 2006) (deleted from the AJC website), “Palestinian Commute An Exercise In Patience{pf} (Austin American-Statesman, Friday December 29 2006).

Jimmy Carter, interviewed (apparently in New York City on November 27) by Yaron Dekel (Washington correspondent) (IBA: Israel Broadcasting Authority, IBA News, Jerusalem, Monday December 18 2006), Dailymotion video {4:50, 17.4mb.flv}, a segment from a daily Mosaic video (bb) {29:58, 12.38mb.mov, 73.43mb.mov} (Link TV, Mosaic: World News from the Middle East, December 18 2006, 4:30/10:30 a.m. ET), broadcast in North America via satellites (DirecTV and Dish Network), Mosaic transcript. The IBA News broadcast (in English) may be an excerpt from a longer interview scheduled for broadcast two days earlier to a domestic Israeli audience (IBA TV channel 1, Royim Olam, Saturday December 16 2006, 9:00 p.m.).

Jimmy Carter, “Reiterating the keys to peace{pf} (The Boston Globe, December 20 2007).

Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, 2004 I.C.J. 136 (U.N. I.C.J.: International Court of Justice, The Hague, Advisory Opinion, July 9 2004) {8.1mb.pdf, source}, ICJ summary {128.5kb.pdf, source}, U.N. Doc. A/ES-10/273 (July 16 2004) {469kb.pdf, UNBISnet, browse}.

John Dugard, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967 Pursuant to Resolution 3/1 of the Human Rights Council (U.N. Doc. A/HRC/4/116, Geneva, published Wednesday December 20 2006, 3 pages, UNHRC: U.N. Human Rights Council, 4th session) {14kb.pdf, also via this, this, OHCHR, this, this, and ODS}.

Richard Gizbert (presenter), North American Media and Israel/Palestine, reporting Jimmy Carter’s TV interviews and book signings, interviewing Alison Weir (If Americans Knew, Washington D.C.), Sam Husseini (The Washington Stakeout, Washington D.C.), comment by Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks, Los Angeles), Remi Kanazi (writer, New York City) (Al Jazeera, English TV, Listening Post, Friday-Thursday December 22-28 2006, schedule), by cable and satellites, YouTube video (larger) {8:58, 21.0mb.flv, .flv}.

Norman Finkelstein, “Carter's Real Sin is Cutting to the Heart of the Problem: The Ludicrous Attacks on Jimmy Carter's Book{copy} (CounterPunch, December 28 2006).



New York Times Bestsellers, “Hardcover Nonfiction.” Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, by Jimmy Carter (Simon & Schuster, published Wednesday November 15 2006) (Sunday editions, week:rank): December 3 2006 (1:11), December 10 (2:17), December 17 (3:7), December 24 (4:5), December 31 (5:5), January 7 2007 (6:5), January 14 (7:5), January 21 (8:6), January 28 (9:5), February 4 (10:6*), February 11 (11:2), February 18 (12:3), February 25 (13:3), March 4 (14:9*), March 11 (15:11), March 18 (16:11), March 25 (17:17), April 1 (18:22), April 8 (19:35). Notes: “An asterisk (*) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above”. “The exact methodology used in creating the list is classified as a trade secret.”

In New York Times speak, “bestsellers” are the 15 top-selling books of the 35 it lists, the remaining 20 it labels “also selling.”

Jimmy Carter’s book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, was on the “New York Times Bestsellers” list for 19 consecutive weeks and was a “New York Times Bestseller” for 15 weeks. His book “debuted” at 11, dropped out of the top-15 the second week (at 17), rejoined the “bestsellers” for the next 14 consecutive weeks, and then remained on the list afterwards, “also selling,” for the next 3 weeks.

January 2007



By CJHjr: Transcribing TV/radio audio (paragraphed/punctuated for speech, the speaker’s rhythm, stress, pace), bold-face, text {in braces}, quotes from printed sources: some added paragraphing, commas.

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Charles Judson Harwood Jr.

Posted Dec. 1 2006. Updated June 9 2009.


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