Following his #1 New York Times bestseller, Our Endangered Values, the former president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers an assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel with dignity and justice to Palestine.
President Carter, who was able to negotiate peace between Israel and Egypt, has remained deeply involved in Middle East affairs since leaving the White House. He has stayed in touch with the major players from all sides in the conflict and has made numerous trips to the Holy Land, most recently as an observer in the Palestinian elections of 2005 and 2006.
In this book, President Carter shares his intimate knowledge of the history of the Middle East and his personal experiences with the principal actors, and he addresses sensitive political issues many American officials avoid. Pulling no punches, Carter prescribes steps that must be taken for the two states to share the Holy Land without a system of apartheid or the constant fear of terrorism.
The general parameters of a long-term, two-state agreement are well known, the president writes. There will be no substantive and permanent peace for any peoples in this troubled region as long as Israel is violating key UN resolutions, official American policy, and the international “road map” for peace by occupying Arab lands and oppressing the Palestinians. Except for mutually agreeable negotiated modifications, Israel’s official pre-1967 borders must be honored. As were all previous administrations since the founding of Israel, US government leaders must be in the forefront of achieving this long-delayed goal of a just agreement that both sides can honor.
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid is a challenging, provocative, and courageous book.
The term "good-faith" is almost inappropriate when applied to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a bloody struggle interrupted every so often by negotiations that turn out to be anything but honest. Nonetheless, thirty years after his first trip to the Mideast, former President Jimmy Carter still has hope for a peaceful, comprehensive solution to the region's troubles, delivering this informed and readable chronicle as an offering to the cause. An engineer of the 1978 Camp David Accords and 2002 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Carter would seem to be a perfect emissary in the Middle East, an impartial and uniting diplomatic force in a fractured land. Not entirely so. Throughout his work, Carter assigns ultimate blame to Israel, arguing that the country's leadership has routinely undermined the peace process through its obstinate, aggressive and illegal occupation of territories seized in 1967. He's decidedly less critical of Arab leaders, accepting their concern for the Palestinian cause at face value, and including their anti-Israel rhetoric as a matter of course, without much in the way of counter-argument. Carter's book provides a fine overview for those unfamiliar with the history of the conflict and lays out an internationally accepted blueprint for peace.
Israel is no different than Nazi Germany...Mein Kampf is the official doctrine of Israel aimed at all non-jews..I honestly hope that the Americans will finally wake up and realize this before it's too late..we're already going down due to jewish greed and sabotage..
For any American who wants to understand the Mideast conflict
Clear, informative, easy to read, which is helpful with this anciently difficult conflict between Israeli Jews and those with whom, like it or not, they have always shared the land. This is the journey of an Israeli partisan who, through his persistent and influential efforts to find peace, learned the very different side of the conflict as well. Americans would do well to read this history of the conflict at the leadership level and to appreciate that there are two equally blessed peoples who deserve Americans' and the world's attention and labor. And then, dig for more information in the European, Arabic and Israeli press, as the conflict receives precious little attention in the American press from the Palestinian perspective.
Palestine peace not apathaid
It will take great courage for a USA politician to honest and frank regarding the Israeli arrogance of occupying, suppressing, demolition of homes and overall terrorizing the rightful people of Palestine. At the end though the American people will pay the price. The Arab on the street does not trust any american, why?