Sixty-nine years ago today, the UN partitioned Palestine between Palestinians and Jews. Since that time, no single individual had done more to promote peace between Arabs and Jews than President Jimmy Carter, who negotiated the Camp David Accords between Sadat and Begin in September, 1978. That was the beginning of a two state solution under which Palestinian Arabs and Jews can share the land in peace. Now that the coming Fuhrer has promised to side with Butcher Bibi Netanyahu to support a single state of Israel, Carter is trying to defend his legacy, before Obama leaves office.
Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, who brokered peace between Egypt and Israel at Camp David, has called on Barack Obama to recognize the State of Palestine (as the United Nations refers to the non-member observer state) before he leaves office in January.
Of the U.N.’s 193 members, 136—more than 70 percent—recognize the State of Palestine and the Palestinian push for an independent state. But the U.S., Israel and dozens of other nations do not, with many arguing that the recognition of a Palestinian entity can only come about through direct talks and agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
The current U.S. government supports a two-state solution but Israeli ministers have suggested that the election of Donald Trump as the next president has dealt a huge blow to hopes of a Palestinian state. On the campaign trail, Trump pledged to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and called for continued Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Carter has now stepped into the debate with an op-ed for the New York Times on Monday…
I fully support the recognition of the nation of Palestine. That said, I am neither anti-Israel, nor anti-Jew. I’m part Hebrew myself. I do oppose the present government of Israel’s abandonment of the two-state solution in violation of treaties in favor of creating a single state by military attrition, leaving Palestinians second-class residents. Obama should grant Carter’s request.
I urge you to read Carter’s op-ed.