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
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