Five million dollar lawsuit brought by Israeli law firm targets Jimmy Carter for ‘attacking Israel’ http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/1470342.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921F7C3FC3F69D929FDAE64E294CD9408C62518016F69041B049C0FCC79D8B0FA21E30A760B0D811297 By Sahil Kapur Thursday, tendonitis February 3rd, tendonitis 2011 -- 9:33 am WASHINGTON – Former President Jimmy Carter has become the target of a class action lawsuit over ostensibly mean things he said about Israel in his best-selling 2006 book, tendonitis Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. The lawsuit, tendonitis filed in New York by an Israeli firm, tendonitis alleges that the book "contained numerous false and knowingly misleading statements intended to promote the author's agenda of anti-Israel propaganda and to deceive the reading public instead of presenting accurate information as advertised." The five American plaintiffs, tendonitis two of whom are dual citizens of the US and Israel, tendonitis seek $5 million in damages over the book (which is being sold for less than $10 on Amazon) on the basis that its criticisms of Israel violated consumer protection safeguards. The plaintiffs alleged in a press release that the 39th US president and Nobel Peace Prize winner "violated the law and, tendonitis thus, tendonitis harmed those who purchased the book" by unfairly "attacking Israel." Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner said her clients' lawsuit "will expose all the falsehoods and misrepresentations in Carter's book and prove that his hatred of Israel has led him to commit this fraud on the public." Publishing company Simon & Schuster, tendonitis which is also targeted in the lawsuit, tendonitis dismissed it as a frivolous act and a "chilling attack on free speech that we intend to defend vigorously." "This lawsuit is frivolous, tendonitis without merit, tendonitis and is a transparent attempt by the plaintiffs, tendonitis despite their contentions, tendonitis to punish the author, tendonitis a Nobel Peace prize winner and world-renowned statesmen, tendonitis and his publisher, tendonitis for writing and publishing a book with which the plaintiffs simply disagree, tendonitis" Simon & Schuster spokesman Adam Rothberg told the Washington Post. Original article can be found at: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/carter-sued-5-million-attacking-israel-book/