We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land
A Plan That Will WorkBook - 2009
The former president reflects on his lifelong commitment to the state of Israel and his efforts to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors, calling for deep concessions on both sides to achieve a lasting peace.
As President Obama faces a major opportunity to lead in the peace efforts between Israel and its neighbors, President Jimmy Carter offers a new and bold plan for achieving that peace. As succinctly and clearly as possible, Carter describes the past history of the area, his own personal involvement and observations, present circumstances, key players, and steps that can be taken by President Obama to realize the dream of a peace with justice in the Holy Land. Academic but accessible to the general reader. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The former president and author of Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid reflects on his lifelong personal and political commitment to the state of Israel and his efforts to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors, calling for deep concessions on both sides to achieve a lasting peace. 250,000 first printing.
Simon and Schuster
In this urgent, balanced, and passionate book, Nobel Peace Laureate and former President Jimmy Carter argues that the present moment is a unique time for achieving peace in the Middle East -- and he offers a bold and comprehensive plan to do just that.
President Carter has been a student of the biblical Holy Land all his life. For the last three decades, as president of the United States and as founder of The Carter Center, he has studied the complex and interrelated issues of the region's conflicts and has been actively involved in reconciling them. He knows the leaders of all factions in the region who will need to play key roles, and he sees encouraging signs among them.
Carter describes the history of previous peace efforts and why they fell short. He argues persuasively that the road to a peace agreement is now open and that it has broad international and regional support. Most of all, since there will be no progress without courageous and sustained U.S. leadership, he says the time for progress is now. President Barack Obama is committed to a personal effort to exert that leadership, starting early in his administration.
This is President Carter's call for action, and he lays out a practical and doable path to peace.