Excerpt:Â Former President Jimmy Carter's pro-Arafat and pro-Palestinian leanings are legendary. According to Carter's assessment, Israel is the crux of the problem. Never mind that Israel has endured decades of terror attacks from Lebanon, Syria and Gaza, worthless peace agreements and a desire by its Arab neighbors to see Israel "wiped off the map." None of this moves Mr. Carter. In his world, Yasser Arafat was the put-upon Palestinian leader sorely abused by the Israelis.