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

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Simon and 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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Jimmy Carter: Honest, Candid and Thoughtful

User Review  - smac339 - Borders

Of the three books that I have read by Jimmy Carter, this book was not my favorite but it is thoughtfully written and a very balanced view of the current situation. Jimmy Carter is extremely ... Read full review

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User Review  - JEDB - Borders

I think Carter's perspective is very needed and not often enough heard in this country, to the detriment of our foreign policy and to peace for both Israelis and Palestinians. He is an intelligent, well-informed, thoughtful and courageous man, as reflected in his book, and he deserves respect. 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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