Carter did help to make a temporary peace between Israel and Palestine. However, there were several major issues during his presidency that he could have handled better, including the Iran Hostage Crisis; the 1979 Energy Crisis; the Three Mile Island Nuclear Crisis; the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan; his ending of detante with the escalation of the Cold War; and his boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. During his administration the aerospace industry collapsed. My Father was an R & D scientist with Hughes Aircraft in telecommunication satellites, and lost his job there. He kept going from one aerospace industry to the next, but they kept cutting the R & D. He even started a small company in a partnership with another scientist, developing and manufacturing a medical thermometer that you could read by scanning the device while the patient slept.
During the Carter Administration, the Japanese were sending care packages to people in Washington State, due to this Aerospace industry crisis. My Dad finally got a job at Rockwell International (at the Anaheim, California division) in 1980 during the Reagan administration, and all was well, but the stress may have caused him to get cancer again. Fortunately, he survived both the cancer and the Carter years, but just barely. My parents had to make many sacrifices during this time, but they managed to get all three of their daughters through college. There were many Aerospace engineers who were not as fortunate as my Dad. They lost their jobs, their homes and their livelihood during this era.