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We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work
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Carter’s advice to pursue peace.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Balanced, deeply felt. . . a thoughtful and much needed addition to the discourse. . . Eschews the partisan recriminations and historical gerrymandering that typify most discussions of the conflict. . . . Carter offers a pragmatic solution. . . . If only everyone involved in this issue were as considered and optimistic as Jimmy Carter.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“As always, his is a voice to be listened to.” —Booklist
“Carter is illuminating and inspiring in this knowledgeable insider’s history.”
—Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is genuine, intelligently written, and has a well-thought out premise backed by Jimmy Carter's decades of experience working with key leaders on all sides of the Middle-East peace process. The political tide in the United States has turned, and the timing of this book is no mistake: Carter is hoping take advantage of the change to encourage another attempt of peace in the Holy Land.
The main body of the text provides a relevant history of peace efforts in the Middle-East. I found this review to be quite helpful. It reads much easier and more interesting than "The Blood of Abraham," Carter's 1985 detailed history of the various groups involved in the Middle-East. The reason I rated this book as 4 stars instead of 5 is because there really isn't a lot of new information or ideas for those who are well-read on Carter. But I can still highly recommend this book since most people out there haven't read lots of Carter.
Carter recounts the trial-and-error Camp David negotiation process that he used as President in 1978. He reminds us of the bickering and accusations made by both sides, but also the compromises they were ultimately able to agree upon. Carter's role was to lay down and enforce some rules, be willing to ad lib, be determined, and to act as friend and intermediary to both sides.
Carter is not getting any younger, and I think the take-home message is clear. This is an urgent issue that still requires a lot of hard work. Too many lives are being lost everyday on all sides.Read more ›
Michael asks the question; "Could it be that Jimmy Carter's ideals are formulated by the number of zeros before the decimal on the contributions to the Carter Center by oil-rich Gulf States?" I counter this by asking; Could it be that Jimmy Carter is actually telling the truth and giving us the facts which are hard to swallow?
People condemn Carter for being too critical of Israel and not blaming the Palestinians enough. Only two months after taking office back in 1976, Carter said in answer to reporters question that Israel needs to be "recognized by the Palestinians" and the desire to destroy Israel must change. He says in the book that "the same answer can be given today."
He starts the book off by telling us his early fascination of the Middle East region as a kid and then gives us a brief overview of all the death and destruction that Israel and her neighbors have done to each other. The next chapter includes the awful truth of the illegal settlements and how every President since Lyndon B.Read more ›
Before he begins, he writes an introduction/forward that addresses the controversy over the title of his first book and specifically the use of the word "apartheid". It was very interesting and informative. His explanation is likely something that very few Americans are aware of. I actually did hear Tavis Smiley's interview of Jimmy Carter on PBS about that book and he questioned him very disrespectfully about the title. His questions were accusatory and inappropriate. Jimmy Carter, on the other hand, responded in a very respectful way with a great deal of decorum.
After the introduction and first few chapters of the book, Carter begins to talk about what has happened in Israel and Palestine during the last 9 years. He included several statistics that simply made me cry.
This book is an important one. At first, I thought this book supplanted his first and that there would be no need to read the first. But, I don't think that is the case. Both are important. The first because it talks about all of the sides. The second because it talks about the last 9 years and the events of those years.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a non-partisan review. One look deep into Carter's blue eyes is enough to convince a rational man that Carter is nearly insane. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Marvelous Mal
This is a good book, however, it's mostly everything we know.Published on July 24, 2014 by AZfoodtogym
I was a kid during his Presidency and actually wore a Halloween outfit as the man during his term. However, then I couldn't tell you what his politics were and now I could care... Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by W. Price
Jimmy Carter wrote this to get the message out that was ignored when his more complete book "Palestine: Peace not Aparthied" was pilloried for his accurate description of... Read morePublished on April 13, 2014 by Kevin J. Ashley
this is a good book, easy read. absolutely love this author and read a lot of her books. a must read.Published on February 13, 2014 by chanda jesri
Israeli Mr. Begin in 1978 agreed on agreement with Sadat Egyptian president then in Camp David to pull from Palestinian territories. Read morePublished on July 31, 2013 by Darwin
I am an unapologetic Zionist, and I read this book so that I could better understand the thinking of the other side.
The book is ludicrous. Read more
I am pleased with my purchase. The book is excellent, just as expected of our best presidents, Jimmy Carter. The service and delivery was outstanding, just great. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by chimiturre1968
With great courage, Jimmy Carter offers a lucid, sensitive, and persuasive map to peace. His fundamental seriousness and good will compares well with the tone of his thuggish,... Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by sam