Jimmy Carter Works For Middle East Peace

Former president Jimmy Carter is reviled by conservative talk show hosts, supporters of Israel and any night on Fox News as someone who hates Israel. Of course, Jimmy Carter is the ONLY AMERICAN PRESIDENT WHO ACTUALLY HELPED NEGOTIATE A PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND AN ARAB NATION. I do not always agree with the ideas of Jimmy Carter, but his motives derive from a genuine desire to foster peace in the Middle East. He currently is talking with Hamas leaders who told him they were willing to accept the 1967 borders which, in effect, is recognizing the existence of the state of Israel. Ismail Haniyeh also told Carter he was willing to exchange captured Israel soldier Gilad Schalit for Palestinian prisoners.

Ironically, there are reports that al-Qaeda attempted to assassinate Carter by placing road side bombs on the route he was traveling. Ironically, the Shin Bet passed on information to Palestinian sources about the potential attack. The reality most Israelis do not wish to accept is they can have peace– based on 1967 borders if that is their desire. But, insisting that Israel can retain the West Bank is a killer in any attempt to secure peace. Accept the 1967 borders, be recognized by Arab nations and create a Middle Eastern version of the European Union– that is the road to peace.

  • Franco

    “He currently is talking with Hamas leaders who told him they were willing to accept the 1967 borders which, in effect, is recognizing the existence of the state of Israel.”

    Not even close my little friend!.

    When HAMAS publicly renounces and publicly removes and from their charter their stated pledge to distory all of Israel from the Jordon river to the sea, then maybe, and only maybe, should Israel evern consider 1967 borders.

    For anyone to settle for less then this public act by HAMAS, would be not just a fool, but insane..

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    I repeat, Jimmy Carter is the only American president who actually negotiated a peace agreement between Israel and an Arab nation.
    Your attitude of defiance is what too many Israeli political leaders use. The best solution for Israel is peace, return to 1967 borders, and become the economic powerhouse of the Middle East.

  • max smart

    You can repeat it but it still doesnt make him a genius or change the fact he was a terrible president. Should we enumerate his foreign policy screw ups to balance out this nonsense?

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    Please specify exactly what were the mistakes he made as president. Just because people insist he was a bad president does not make it true, does it?