PALESTINE -- PEACE NOT APARTHEID
Copyright © 2006 by Jimmy Carter
[The Ralph Nader Librarian's Comment: One great sacred cow stands in the center of American politics, an enormous bovine blocking all progress in the Middle East, immune from the chopping block, never to be sacrificed under any circumstances, and that cow is Israel. While not exactly a fire-breathing denunciation of the perverse imprisonment of the entire Palestinian populace in the name of preserving the security of the children of holocaust survivors, Jimmy Carter's book, "Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid," is nevertheless a courageous work. Moving too fast for both Hillary and Barack, and headed in entirely the opposite direction from John McCain, Carter does a reasonable job of creating a tiny opening through which actual humanitarian sentiment can shine. While it is no news that our foreign policy serves only elites with special access to Congress, the White House, and the Pentagon, it is still taboo to suggest that the nation's Israel policy may be a product of media manipulation, religious sentimentality, and the unholy alliance between weapons makers and banking. And yes, it does take someone like Jimmy Carter to say it. Now, first time in HTML, available for study and discussion at The Ralph Nader Library.]
The Bible says that when the first
blood was shed among His children, God asked Cain, the slayer; "Where is
Abel thy brother?" And he said, "I know not. Am I my brothers keeper?"
And the Lord said, "What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's
blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed ..."
The blood of Abraham, God's father of
the chosen, still flows in the veins of Arab, Jew, and Christian, and
too much of it has been spilled in grasping for the inheritance of the
revered patriarch in the Middle East. The spilled blood in the Holy Land
still cries out to God -- an anguished cry for peace.
Table of Contents
Appendix 1: U.N. Resolution 242,1967
LIST OF MAPS