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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,836 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jimmy Carter Narrator: Jimmy Carter Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN: 9780743563482
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Following his #1 New York Times bestseller Our Endangered Values, the former president and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize offers an assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel with dignity and justice to Palestine.

President Carter, who was able to negotiate peace between Israel and Egypt, has remained deeply involved in Middle East affairs since leaving the White House. Now he shares his intimate knowledge of the history of the Middle East and his personal experiences with the major players from all sides in the conflict, and addresses sensitive political issues many American officials avoid. Pulling no punches, Carter prescribes steps that must be taken for the two states to share the Holy Land without a system of apartheid or the constant fear of terrorism.

The general parameters of a long-term, two-state agreement are well known, the president says. There will be no substantive and permanent peace for any people 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.

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid is a challenging, provocative, and courageous work.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An honorable, honest account by a friend of Israel as a well as the Arabs who just happens to be a fine American ex-statesman.” 

    Sunday Tribune (Ireland) 

  • “Makes for compelling reading…provides an important reminder that the Camp David agreement only created a durable peace between Egypt and Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives that were to follow.”

    Nation

  • “The former president’s ideas are expressed with perfect clarity; his book, of course, represents a personal point of view, but one that is certainly grounded in both knowledge and wisdom. His outlook on the problem not only contributes to the literature of debate surrounding it but also, just as importantly, delivers a worthy game plan for clearing up the dilemma.” 

    Booklist

  • “Carter has an innate understanding of the Middle East and its complexities…He offers timely thoughts on how to restore peace to the region.” 

    Bookpage

  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steven Salaita | 2/16/2014

    " Carter's analysis really isn't very strong. His politics are pretty conventional, as one would expect from a former imperial manager (er, I mean US President). The book was such a sensation because of Carter's standing and reputation, not because of his groundbreaking theorization. The best part about it is that it makes Zionists absolutely frantic and pissy, which means that it has some real utility. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dulce | 1/30/2014

    " I actually listened to this while traveling over the weekend. Very insightful. Plus, nothing beats the reading being done by the actual author. Excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/27/2014

    " President Carter didn't hold anything back- he put the smack down on all sides, including the United States. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry Breedlove | 1/24/2014

    " I learned a little of the history of the middle east conflict surrounding the Jews in Israel. I felt that Carter was somewhat slanted in putting more blame on Israel for the conflicts and that he focused more of the book on that. I felt he didn't write enough about the attrocities that Palestinians have inflicted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 1/7/2014

    " I liked reading about his evolution of thinking regarding this complicated area of the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yelena Malcolm | 1/4/2014

    " Very controversial title for a not really controversial book. Obviously his points are spot on, there just wasn't anything new. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 12/25/2013

    " I struggled with this book, and consequently never finished. I will try again though. So many dates, so much conflict. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob Nebel | 12/17/2013

    " When the AJT editor called it, "a stupid little book, I had to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Henslee | 11/28/2013

    " I saw him speak and this book. The book was great but he is amazing!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake B | 10/29/2013

    " Not the best book to read on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but interesting to see Carter's assessment of events. His book does lack lots of historical information, e.g no mention of the Nakbah. However, I quite like Jimmy Carter. He seems like a decent bloke. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila kronfol | 9/14/2013

    " Carter write as one who knows what he's talking about. He has been there and was the author or co-author, of several basic aggreements between the Arab and the Israeli leaders, especially Anwar al Sadat the late president of Egypt. As he puts it: he travels through history from Moses to Sharon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 5/1/2013

    " This is the second time I have tried to read a Jimmy Carter book. I haven't been very impressed either time with his writing. I would guess that there are several other books out there that are better on this topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sina Maleki | 4/12/2013

    " Learned that peace will not realize in middle east with out a two country proposal "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 11/5/2012

    " This is the one that angered some of Carter's followers. I liked it. It's not hard to have sympathy for Israel, but this book shows that they share some of the blame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 9/16/2012

    " Former President Carter took an awful lot of flack for this book, but I did not feel that it was in any way anti-Semitic or anti-Israel. Rather, I think he tried to present the other side of the story. I think it was a brave and well-intentioned book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alissa | 1/15/2012

    " An indepth look at the possibilties of peace in the middle east. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Doug | 12/3/2011

    " Can't believe he was our president. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie Brunner | 9/5/2011

    " Just started reading for book club. Couldn't finish it. Too much like having to read a text book. Really good information, but very confusing to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Howell | 6/5/2011

    " Interesting thus far, I like how he combines personal experience with history and current events. Brings to life a lot of names I've learned about and heard about. What a troubled region, fascinating to learn more about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 3/20/2011

    " Read one chapter "The Wall as a Prison" if you don't want to read the entire book. Excellent easy history on the conflict between Israel and the Palestine people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlos | 2/6/2011

    " This book provides you with a provocative description of the activities taking place in Israel. I liked the information and appreciate that someone like President Carter takes the time to advocate for the Palesines. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Doug | 1/28/2011

    " Can't believe he was our president. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 12/15/2010

    " I agree with 90% of what Jimmy Carter says in this book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 10/13/2010

    " not a huge fan of non-fiction - but I loved this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 8/6/2010

    " This was like homework! It was really difficult for me to get through, but it sure makes you think about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Great discussion and in the end, I'm very glad I know a little bit more about that conflict. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louis | 7/25/2010

    " Hard to argue with Jimmy's logic. It's sad that his common-sense analysis of the conflict was considered highly controversial here in the U.S. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 7/22/2010

    " Interesting thus far, I like how he combines personal experience with history and current events. Brings to life a lot of names I've learned about and heard about. What a troubled region, fascinating to learn more about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manar | 7/19/2010

    " I must read if you do not know much about the occupation in Palestine. "

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About the Author
Author Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, and served as thirty-ninth President of the United States. He and his wife, Rosalynn, founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that prevents and resolves conflicts, enhances freedom and democracy, and improves health around the world. He is the author of numerous books, including Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, An Hour Before Daylight, and Our Endangered Values. He has received many awards and accolades throughout his lifetime, including the Nobel Peace Prize and a Grammy for Best Spoken Word album in 2006.