January 26, 2007
"Did Jimmy Carter do it for the money? That's the question making the rounds about 'Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,' an anti-Israeli screed recently written by the ex-president whose Carter Center has accepted millions in Arab funding. ...
"[A] number of articles have noted that Carter's anti-Israeli views coincide with those of some of the center's prime financial backers, including the government of Saudi Arabia and the foundation of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, whose offer of $10 million to New York City just after September 11 was rejected by then-mayor Rudy Giuliani because it came wrapped in the suggestion that America rethink its support of Israel. ...
"[I]t's stunningly hard to discern from the Carter Center's public documents who is giving precisely how much, and for what. Donor names, sometimes listed only as 'Anonymous,' are lumped under broad categories such as '$100,000 or more' or '$1 million or more.' There is no systematic tally of just how much 'more' — no clear way to know, for example, whether Saudi money accounts for only a tad of Carter's funding or a mighty dollop, and whether the Saudi share of total contributions has changed over the years."
— Claudia Rosett, writing on "The Question of Carter's Cash," in the Jan. 29 issue of National Review