In Atlanta on Tuesday, Jimmy said he fully supports Palestine's bid for statehood, in spite of the fact that this could jeopardize Israel's security, considering the recent events in Egypt and the strained relations with Turkey.
"As an alternative to a deadlock and a stalemate now, we reluctantly support the Palestinian move for recognition."
Carter claims that had Obama "put forward any sort of comprehensive peace proposal" he would not approve of the current efforts for U.N. recognition. But no-one has managed to do that, including Carter himself, because the majority of Palestinians simply don't want peace, they just want Israel to go away. And until Western leaders accept that fact, they will continue to fail at bringing peace to that region. He also foolishly doesn't seem to think that troubles with Turkey and Syria pose any problems to Israel:
"The Arab spring has brought hope for democracy and freedom to many of the people in the region ... and I hope that eventually it will potentially bring about a change in the prospects of a peace agreement to be negotiated between Israel and its neighbors," he said. "But it would require Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories and that's something that so far the Israeli government has been unable to do."Dream on!
There will never be peace until Hamas changes its charter that clearly states: "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it."
There will never be peace until the Palestinians put down their arms, stop attacking Israel and start teaching their children to love life more than martyrdom.
As Golda Meir so aptly put it:
Source: Time Online
"We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us”.