Former president Jimmy Carter is back with new advice for resolving the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The former president is scheduled to publish a new book on the issue — slated for release on January 20, coinciding with the inauguration of Barack Obama.
The title for Carter’s new book, “We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work,” seemingly suggests a more optimistic tone than that of his previous book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”
“I was going to call it, ‘Yes, We Can.’ My wife talked me out of it,” Carter said in jest, during a December 3 discussion in Atlanta.
No details were provided on the content of Carter’s new book, but based on recent remarks by the author, it is clear that his approach toward the Israeli–Palestinian conflict has not changed. According to an Associated Press report, the former president pointed, in the December 3 discussion, to the “persecution of Palestinians” and lack of American active involvement in the Middle East as the main sources for instability in the Muslim world.
A couple of reviews of his last book:
Jimmy Carter has highlighted uncomfortable issues for American Jews (I am also one) to address. It was an important step forward that a well respected personality such as Carter wrote this book. Israel’s ‘realpolitik’ towards the Palestinians is morally unsupportable. Terror has many tactics; it can come from government policies & tanks as well as suicide bombers.
My view is that it is time for American Jews to take the ‘blue’ pill, wake up and see the reality as it is, not what they wanted or were told it is. It’s not a comfortable process to put into question assumptions that were taught since childhood. But blind devotion to a state is dangerous. –andreas838
The book explains how the more “secular” Israeli nation under the Labor party till the mid-90’s believed in “land for peace”, while the Likud (and affiliated right wing quasi-religious) party has ignored all the promises the nation of Israel has made since the treaty with Egypt in 1979 (the book includes the text of all the UN resolutions, as well as the Oslo and other peace accords that the recent Israeli governments signed.
The book also elaborates on how ALL the arab countries (Iran is NOT an arab country) have laid the basic framework for living in peace with Israel, but the latter is yet to act on the treaties it has agreed on.–World Citizen “Media King”
Don Bacon is a retired army officer who founded the Smedley Butler Society several years ago because, as General Butler wrote, war is a racket.