Palestine by Jimmy Carter
Peace Not Apartheid

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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 U.N. 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, U.S. 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.
 

About Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, and served as thirty-ninth President of the United States. He and his wife, Rosalynn, founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that prevents and resolves conflicts, enhances freedom and democracy, and improves health around the world. He is the author of numerous books, including Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, An Hour Before Daylight and Our Endangered Values. He received a "Best Spoken Word" Grammy Award for his recording of Our Endangered Values. All of President Carter's proceeds from this series will go to the Maranatha Baptist Church of Plains, Georgia.
 
Published November 14, 2006 by Simon & Schuster. 300 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Its “driving purpose,” Carter says, is “the acquisition of land.” Such misrepresentations — and there are others — are a shame because most of what Carter focuses on is well worth reading about.

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Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, by Jimmy Carter 264pp, Simon & Schuster, £17.99 The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, by Ilan Pappe 313pp, Oneworld, £16.99 The Iron Cage, by Rashid Khalidi 281pp, Oneworld, £12.70 It is nearly 30 years since Jimmy Carter made his great contribution to the cause of pe...

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It is this obscene multibillion-dollar structure --- pictured on the book's dust jacket up against the author's noticeably averted eyes --- that has given rise to increasing international use of the apt adjective "apartheid" to describe the overall policy of Israel's government and military autho...

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Daily Kos

Israel wielded Jewish suffering - in particular, the Nazi holocaust - as a bludgeon to silence dissent: criticizing the Jewish State was held the equivalent of insensitivity to Jewish martyrdom.

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Project MUSE

Arabs circulate freely within Israel, calling themselves "Israeli Arabs" or "Palestinians living in Israel."

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Project MUSE

That chronology skips over two highly relevant facts: (1) the Palestinian Arab state visualized by the United Nations' 1947 partition resolution never came into existence because Jordan (then Transjordan) occupied the West Bank area in 1948 and then made it part of the renamed state of Jordan;

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California Literary Review

…” In a later chapter entitled “The Wall as Prison” Carter adds: “There has been a determined and remarkably effective effort to isolate settlers from Palestinians, so that a Jewish family can commute from Jerusalem to their highly subsidized home deep in the West Bank on roads from which others ...

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