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Don’t Give Up on Mideast Peace


Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States and founder of the Carter Center, argues that a two-state solution is in Israel’s best interests. According to Carter, Israel’s policies are nevertheless directed towards one “greater Israel” from the River Jordan towards the Mediterranean Sea. He argues that this one state solution would eventually lead to either Israelis being out-numbered and out-ruled by Arabs, or to a state of Apartheid where Arabs would not have the same rights as Israelis. The latter position, he argues, could not be upheld for long.

Therefore, policies of Israeli governments as well as their US counterparts should focus on making a two-state solution – one for Israelis and one for Palestinians – possible, before it is too late.

The New York Times, United States

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One thought on “Don’t Give Up on Mideast Peace

  1. Jimmy Carter should stick to farming peanuts! On April 25th 1920 at the international conference of Victorious Nations held in San Remo, Italy, three countries were carved out of the now defeated Ottoman Empire: Syria, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), and Palestine, which as the agreement states ‘Was Created ‘specifically to be the homeland of the Jewish people’ This agreement was ratified by the League of Nations in 1922 and in 1924 embedded into the USA lawbooks. Further, Article 80 of the founding documents of the UN says that ‘The UN will have no power or authority over agreements already ratified by the League of nations’.. The Agreement further shows the borders of this then newly created Jewish Palestine to be roughly in line with Biblical Israel stretching across both the East and West Banks of the Jordan River. The fact that Britain broke its solemn undertakings and land-grabbed 78% of the Jewish land to create Trans-Jordan (now Jordan) is neither here nor there.Jordan is on Jewish land – which means we already have the ‘Two-State Solution’.

    ‘Peanuts’ Carter should consult “The Legal Foundations and Borders of Israel under International Law” by the renowned lawyer an expert in International law, Howard Grief, before he opens his mouth again on this subject

    Posted by David lee | May 23, 2012, 3:49 pm

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