Friday, March 23, 2007

The Bottom Line ... : Jimmy Carter

By Jimmy Carter

April - May 2007
The Link - Volume 40, Issue 2

“The bottom line is this:

“Peace will come to Israel and the Middle East only when the Israeli government is willing to comply with international law, with the Roadmap for Peace, with official American policy, with the wishes of a majority of its own citizens—and honor its previous commitments—by accepting its legal borders. All Arab neighbors must pledge to honor Israel’s right to live in peace under these conditions. The United States is squandering international prestige and goodwill and intensifying global anti-American terrorism by unofficially condoning or abetting the Israeli confiscation of Palestinian territory. It will be a tragedy—for the Israelis, the Palestinians, and the world—if peace is rejected and a system of oppression, apartheid, and sustained violence is permitted to prevail.”—President Jimmy Carter, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” p. 216.

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