Carter’s book [Archives:2006/1007/Letters to the Editor]
Former president and a Noble Peace Prize winner, Jimmy Carter, has released a book on the Middle East, titled “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.” He addresses sensitive political issues many American officials avoid. The president writes: “There will be no substantive and permanent peace for any peoples in this troubled region as long as Israel is violating key U.N. resolutions, official American policy, and the international “road map” for peace by occupying Arab lands and oppressing the Palestinians.”
This book is long overdue. During a Larry King interview on Nov. 27, Carter answered all the criticism and questions put forward by King. As with Professors Stephen Walt and Mearsheimer, President Carter brings a rare dose of truth to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The daily humiliations and killings by the Israelis of Palestinians would disgust most Americans. However, the mainstream media reports little of this. Palestinians have little in terms of human rights. Their land can be confiscated at whim; they can be arrested and imprisoned for years without charge or trial. President Carter book reverberates facts and realities. These are true facts of Zionist Israel aggression, oppression, cruelty and use of billion of U.S. dollars of its expansionist policy.
President Carter knows about the problem more than any other president in the history of the U.S. and has been engaged in it since the '70s. He has stayed in touch with the major players from all sides in the conflict and has made numerous trips to the Holy Land, most recently as an observer in the Palestinian elections of 2005 and 2006.
Criticism of the book is based on ignorance and evident of evil bias. And anyone who dare criticize Israel's policies is immediately accused of “anti-Semitism.” The message is clear: dare to criticize Israel and the Zionists will attack. As for the U.S. congress, Pat Buchanan calls it a “Zionist-occupied territory.” And Zionist professors control “academic freedom” at American Universities and many universities will become Zionist-occupied territories too. Because of the manner in which the American press and broadcast media have caved in to pressure to the Zionist lobby. Standing up for truth, however, is never easy; these are interesting times to be in America, to be an American, and to be an American advocate of truth and justice.
Let us hope that book will begin an honest dialogue in this country and plan on giving this book as a Christmas gift to your friends and family “The Truth Shall Set You Free!”