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Jimmy Carter Biography

Title:
39th President of the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“This Geneva initiative offers the crucial and unavoidable elements of a permanent peace in the Holy Land. There will be inevitable modifications to this agreement if and when official and sincere peace talks are ever conducted, but the basic premises must remain intact. The alternative is sustained and permanent violence.

This agreement would resolve the conflict’s most critical issues, including border delineations, Israeli settlements, the excessive occupation of Palestinian lands, the future of Jerusalem and its holy places, and the extremely troubling question of Palestinian refugees. It is unlikely that we shall ever see a more promising foundation for peace.”

“Geneva Initiative Public Commitment Event: Remarks by Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter,” Dec. 1, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 39th President of the United States, 1977-1981
    Foreign Policy Achievements:
    1978 Camp David Accords
    1979 Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty
  • Nobel Peace Prize, 2002
  • University Distinguished Professor at Emory University, 1982
Education:
  • BS, Naval Academy, Annapolis, 1946
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Israel an Apartheid State?