I haven't read the book, but I have watched some interviews with Carter, so my comments will be more of a general nature.
- Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in part for his work in the Middle East, and his list of credentials on the subject is greater than most. As such, I value Carter's perspective, and presume no ill will on his part.
- It is possible to disagree with the policies and actions of the state of Israel without being anti-semitic. If I disagree with Israel's actions, it isn't because they are Jewish; it's because I disagree with their actions.
- It is possible to support the Jewish cause and to remember the Holocaust without automatically supporting the policies and actions of the state of Israel.
- Some people who oppose Israel are cowed into silence because of the large Jewish lobby in the United States.
- Some people who oppose Israel are cowed into silence because of woolly religious reasoning that goes something like this:
- The Jews are God's chosen people.
- If I support Israel, then God will like me.
- Biblical prophecy says something about doing something in Israel before Jesus can return, so I'll support that, then shove them out of the way when the Messiah comes (back).