Jimmy Carter's book Palestine:Peace not Apartheid gets support from the usual places, but a number of well-considered critics find serious shortcomings about it at best. Dershowitz and the ADL pretty much denounce it as an error-filled polemic.
Carter won't debate the book with Dershowitz, whom he apparently considers profoundly ignorant on the subject. He's also met with a number of Jewish leaders to assure them that never mind what he writes, he really has nothing against Jews or even Israel's existence, for that matter. One quote:
Well, he [Dershowitz] has to go to the first word in the title, which is "Palestine," not Israel. He should go to the second word in the title, which is "peace." And then the last two words [are] "not apartheid." I never have alleged in the book or otherwise that Israel, as a nation, was guilty of apartheid. But there is a clear distinction between the policies within the nation of Israel and within the occupied territories that Israel controls and the oppression of the Palestinians by Israeli forces in the occupied territories is horrendous. And it's not something that has been acknowledged or even discussed in this country.
Carter has gone to some great lengths, after the book was published, to make it clear that the term "apartheid" is used in a very limited sense, namely that Israel's policy amounts to stealing land that rightly belongs to Palestinians, or at least fall within the borders of a future Palestinian state.
But who in the world would ever choose a title that required so much parsing to understand? It's like a comedian having to explain why his joke is funny. It's pathetic.