We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work

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Simon & Schuster, Jan 20, 2009 - Political Science - 256 pages
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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.

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This book is written 3 years after his first book on the subject. He still in 2009 thinks these sides can work out their problems. It is so complicated and goes back so far I feel hope is over for an accord to be reached. Read full review

Review: We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work

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The book is more of a summary of Carter's work in seeking peace in the Holy Land rather than a firm plan for it. He does a good job of articulating the various issues involved and summarizing what has been done in the past. This issue requires a lot of committed leadership from all sides involved. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of two-dozen books, including A Full Life; An Hour Before Daylight; Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid and Our Endangered Values. He lives in Plains, Georgia.

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