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Clinton thanks AJCommittee for tackling Carter

Former President Clinton told the American Jewish Committee he was “grateful” for the group’s critiques of Jimmy Carter’s claims about Clinton’s peacemaking efforts. “I don’t know where his information (or conclusions) come from,” Clinton wrote in a handwritten note to AJCommittee Executive Director David Harris, who had forwarded Clinton his writings on former President Carter’s book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” “but Dennis Ross has tried to straighten it out, publicly and in two letters to him. At any rate, I’m grateful.” Ross, Clinton’s top envoy to the region, has disputed Carter’s contention that the Clinton-sanctioned offer Israel made to the Palestinians in 2000 would have left them with just small Bantustans. Ross says Carter misrepresented maps Ross published outlining the offer.