Jimmy Carter To Obama: Before You Leave Office, Recognize Palestinian State

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Former President Jimmy Carter is calling on the Obama administration to recognize Palestinian statehood before leaving office January 20, CNN.COM.

Carter, who is strong proponent for Palestinian rights and a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians, praised the Obama administration in a New York Times op-ed out Monday for its support for a “negotiated end to the conflict based on two states,” but warned this work could be undone with an incoming Republican administration.

“I am convinced that the United States can still shape the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before a change in presidents, but time is very short, ” Carter wrote. “The simple but vital step this administration must take before its term expires on Jan. 20 is to grant American diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine.”

The former President also called for the UN Security Council to pass a resolution “laying out the parameters for resolving the conflict.”

“It should reaffirm the illegality of all Israeli settlements beyond the 1967 borders, while leaving open the possibility that the parties could negotiate modifications,” he said.

“Security guarantees for both Israel and Palestine are imperative, and the resolution must acknowledge the right of both the states of Israel and Palestine to live in peace and security.”

Carter went on to criticize the building of Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.

“Israel is building more and more settlements, displacing Palestinians and entrenching its occupation of Palestinian lands,” Carter wrote. “Over 4.5 million Palestinians live in these occupied territories, but are not citizens of Israel. Most live largely under Israeli military rule, and do not vote in Israel’s national elections.”

 

{Matzav.com}

21 COMMENTS

  1. As you read the words of ex-President Carter, recall that he wrote a book calling Israel an apartheid state and justifying terrorist attacks upon Jewish civilians.

  2. Hey there anti-semite peanut farmer! You cancer really affected the peanut brain that was in your fried head before! Your high profile doesn’t legitimize your free right to opine, especially when you ignore the facts and capitalize on your stupidity! You got us into 444 days in Iran! You are clueless as to the real facts yet you don’t hesitate to spew your cruel, distortions onto the public! Shame on you!

  3. Mr. carter,y”s. ;
    If you want a 2 state solution, there is one waiting for you soon. The two states of Gehennem and Gan Eden await you Except, the state of Gehennem is reserved for you and awaits you with your dear friend Arafat and all the Sonai yisroel.May you speedally occupy Gehennem, bkorev biyomeinu.

  4. I certainly can’t stand Carter and I know that he is a totally one sided anti Semite, not even mentioning anything about Palestinian terror in this ridiculously naive article. But I must say that the comments above are really juvenile!

  5. Does anyone remember the time when it was said that Carter is better as a former President than he was as President? Well, I have four words to say: “Those days are OVER!

  6. WHEN WILL JIMMY CARTER DIE? I DON’T KNOW THE EXACT DATE. I DO, HOWEVER, KNOW IT WILL BE ON A JEWISH HOLIDAY! HOW DO I KNOW? BECAUSE ANY DAY THAT OLD ANTI SEMITE DIES, WILL BE A JEWISH HOLIDAY!!!

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