Inquisitive president

The quest for peace
In his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Jimmy Carter declares that “one of the major goals of my life, while in political office and since I was retired from the White House by the 1980 election, has been to help ensure a lasting peace for Israelis and others in the Middle East.” His book describes the quest of an inquisitive president, one who wants to know what we can do about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Before moving to Washington, Carter was determined to learn “all I could about Israel and its political and military challenges,” an acknowledgment that up to that point his life had been shaped by the Israeli narrative—the story that described the relationship between Jews and Arabs entirely from the Israeli perspective.


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