Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter hails Palestinian unity deal as opportunity for Israel to forge peace
Posted on 05/13/2014 5:50:25 AM PDT by SJackson
"It would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and just one portion of the Palestinians, the former president wrote in the "Washington Post."
The Palestinian unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah offers Israel an opportunity to move the peace process forward since any future agreement would incorporate all of the West Bank and Gaza, former president Jimmy Carter argues in an op-ed he wrote for The Washington Post on Tuesday.
This reconciliation of Palestinian factions and formation of a national unity government is necessary because it would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and just one portion of the Palestinians, writes the former president, who helped broker the historic Israel-Egypt peace treaty over 30 years ago.
Talks between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government broke down last month after disputes arose over Jewish settlement activity, the planned release of the last batch of convicted Palestinian terrorists who have been incarcerated in Israeli jails, and Ramallahs application to 15 international treatises and conventions.
Despite the pessimism surrounding the prospects for renewed negotiations, Carter believes that if Hamas were to recognize Israels right to exist within its pre-1967 borders as modified by mutual agreement, the new unity government would gain acceptance in the international community.
Carter also wrote that the Palestinian move to join the 15 treaties can also be beneficial since they bind Hamas to abide by international norms in areas like the laws of war, granting equal rights to women, and protecting the rights of children.
The former president wrote that the treaties which the Palestinians joined pose no danger to Israel, whose only major concern would be if Ramallah formally applied to the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, where legal challenges could be waged against Israeli policies.
A united Palestinian government with wider international recognition, newly elected leaders and assured financial support from the Arab world may provide an opportunity for a new round of peace talks, permitting Israel finally to live in peace with its neighbors, Carter wrote. The international community should take advantage of these opportunities.
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Sure Jimmah, who wouldn't be pleased with the legitimization of a terror group.
The only thing Jimmy Carter will “hail” that involves Israel is that country’s suicide.
Jimmah was bought and paid for by the Saudis.
He might have taken their money but the Goober was taught that at his moomma's knee along with the rest of his silly siblings. Goober would pay them for a chance to hit the Jews.
Jimmy and the ubiquitous Uke threads: let’s face it, no one cares.
Why is it that liberals in the USA whosupport gay rights, abortion, women’s rights so strongly back the Arab Middle East over the Israelis???
The Israelis are tolerant of homosexuals, the Arabs stone them, the Israelis are accepting abortion, the Arabs kill the babies and the mother, In Israel, women are readily accepted into the Armed Forces and are equal to the men in all aspects of Jewish life,. In Arab culture, women are 2nd and/or 3rd rate citizens...
It doesn’t make sense at all.
Jimmy's idea of peace is :
Israel gives in to all demands
and Fatah and Humas gives up nothing !!
Anywhere else it is called stupidity and 'surrender' !
Why does NOW (National Organization of Women) support the Arab states???
They should be applauding the Israelis for their culture with women....
Jimmuh is a disgusting, vile little creature.
“... permitting Israel finally to live in peace with its neighbors...”
“Permitting” Israel to live in peace????
The ONLY reason Israel has NOT lived in peace is because every time they turn around, the Muslims are trying to exterminate them........
Carter cheers a deal with people who have sworn to kill ever Jew on the face of the earth.
What a phuquing moron.
"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone
who have the courage to defend it."
I want to tell Carter and Begin that when the Arabs set off their volcano there will be only Arabs in this part of the world Our people will continue to fuel the torch of the revolution with rivers of blood until the whole of the occupied homeland is liberated, the whole of the homeland is liberated, not just a part of it.They are the same in 2014 as in 1979, Mr. Second Worst President. If you really want to help spark off WWIII, you will be held accountable, remember.
Yasser Arafat per AP, 03/12/1979
Will this incompetent moron NEVER leave us?
Carter believes that if Hamas were to recognize Israels right to exist within its pre-1967 borders as modified by mutual agreement, the new unity government would gain acceptance... also wrote that the Palestinian move to join the 15 treaties can also be beneficial since they bind Hamas to abide by international norms in areas like the laws of war, granting equal rights to women, and protecting the rights of children.There was zero chance before, now the odds are *twice* as good.
Arabs can be shaken down for large wads of cash... and there's an air of corruption about them... democrats love that kind of stuff... It's soooooooo Chicago.
Carter believes that if Hamas were to recognize Israels right to exist within its pre-1967 borders as modified by mutual agreement, the new unity government would gain acceptance... also wrote that the Palestinian move to join the 15 treaties can also be beneficial since they bind Hamas to abide by international norms in areas like the laws of war, granting equal rights to women, and protecting the rights of children.
Wow, it's Jimmy Carter again, talking as if Hamas is capable of any "peace" with Israel. Once again, Carter shows his absurd and naive take on the Israel-Pali conflict and his refusal to recognize reality.
Carter undoubtedly thinks everything is fine under
hugo chavez now too.
It would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and ANY portion of the Palestinians. But he knows that. Which is why he is a POS on any number of levels. He's not senile (any more than his fellow travelers), but is an arrogant child-by-choice, refusing to think and act like an adult since, well, forever.
Anyone remember when Chuckles the Clown dressed as Peter Peanut? The elephant shelled the wrong clown!
It only makes sense when you realize that the Prince of this world, Satan, has most of the world on a puppet string.
Christ told us that this world system would hate anyone who followed Him.
Liberal see Islam as the "enemy of my enemy" - and there has long been an evil alliance between the liberals and between Islam - because they both regard Judeo-Christianity as the prime enemy that must be destroyed.
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places."
The battle is accelerating very quickly now. Can you feel it? Do you see it?
- Christianity is effectively outlawed in the armed fores
- Pastors who preach Biblical truth about homosexuality are being monitored for "hate speech"
- Soft Tyranny in the form of mandatory diversity and sensitivity training for employees has quickly turned to Hard Tyranny: employees are being fired and punished for not only voicing objection to homosexuality today, but if they have ever done so in the past or have supported traditional marriage laws and policies
- Colleges and Universities are all on notice that any violation of "civil rights" of transgendered/homosexuals will be met with punishment and persecution
Ah yes. Protecting the rights of children. How is Hamas and the PA going to undo generations of brainwashing Palestinian children into growing up to be killers and suicide bombers?
Ain’t gonna happen JimbobBoy. Dream on, fool.
Did you see this? Seems the stuff about wanting to take ‘dreamers’ into the military means natural born Americans aren’t being taken... Since the press isn’t reporting on it I have to assume there major bias in who’s being picked and who’s in the 80% being rejected...
The only borders within which Hamas is likely to recognize as Israel’s right to exist are in the Mediterranean.
That's one way to describe it. I'm not sure if Carter is naïve, senile, or has a true death wish for Israel.
“It would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and just one portion of the Palestinians, the former president wrote in the “Washington Post.”
So then any agreement made with Abbas would be worthless. Fine. It is also impossible to implement a piece agreement that doesn’t exist, because Hamas will never agree to a piece agreement. So it’s impossible to have a piece agreement. Annex and move on. Those that can live with it will. Those that can’t will either leave or we’ll know the reason why. Thank you, Jimmuh. In spite of yourself, you actually managed to state a profound truth, coming to it through a morass of stupid, shallow, half-baked thoughts and lies.
You’re right. Jimmah made the simple argument for a one state solution and full dissolution of the PA’s authoritarian rule.
Gaza is such a paradise since Hamas took over and Israel pulled out!