Carter, Jimmy. We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, A Plan That Will Work.

Author:Abraham, A.J.
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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Carter, Jimmy. We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, A Plan That Will Work. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. 229 pp.

Jimmy Carter's recent book entitled: WE CAN HAVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST is a plea to all parties to return to the peace talks, and for the United States to take a leading role in the conflict's-resolution. This study is an extremely honest, straightforward, intellectually brilliant call for peace in the Holy Land.

The main thrust of this book is a call for President Obama to push for negotiations between the two parties, the Israelis and the Palestinians. Carter charts the pitfalls of the previous peace talks--why they failed--and then he suggests a new scenario for the future.

This study calls for a two-state solution at the 1967 borders with a few minor territorial exchanges. The new talks should include both Israeli extremists and Hamas to make any agreement binding. Both groups should be encouraged to play a positive...

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