Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Recommended Reading 6: Ross to Carter: Don't Rewrite History

My friend, Suzi Brozman, of Atlanta JT Online, wrote an important article on the debate over Jimmy Carter's book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, back on May 11 and I missed it until this morning.

In Ross to Carter: Don't Rewrite History, Brozman highlights the lessons which Ambassador Dennis Ross, who negotiated in the Middle East on behalf of the first President Bush and President Clinton believes have emerged.

Suzi has been writing since she was a teenager and was recently added as a full time staff member to JT Online. Congrats, Suzi!


Anonymous said...

The best plan for middle eastern peace is to relocate Israelis' to Kalingrad (former german east prussia) and the palestinians to Arkansas. Let the land go peopleless for 7 years and then give it the Tibetans who need a country of their own and who are peaceful.

Shak El

The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

Exile Michael Moore and Cindy Sheehan to North Korea, and you've got a deal, Shak El.

independentvoter said...

Well, it's really up to the US to determine what Palestine and Israel's fate will be. The world has already condemned Israel's occupation time and time again and we keep vetoing it time and time again. Nothing will happen because we like writing Israel blank checks.

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Jacke M. said...

Independentvoter, I'm not going to pretend to be an authority on the Israeli/Palestinian peace process but I will say that every compromise offered has been one sided.

I forwarded your comment to Ms. Brozman. Among her comments to me: "Israel has offered land for peace for 40 years now, only to be rebuffed each and every time."

She has a point. What have the Palestinians offered in return? It seems to me that they are willing to talk at the table right up until a decision has to be made, Israel has been willing to negotiate, compromise and MAKE the decision, Palestine's leaders have refused to make the decision and that, IV, has been a decision time and again, of itself.

I guess the pertinent question would be whether you believe Israel has a right to exist or not?

Perhaps you believe that Palestine is worthy of all compassion and Israel is worthy of none?

Who do you mean by "the world" has condemned Israel's occupation time and time again? The UN?

Jacke M. said...

Note: I should have put "occupation" in quotes, as well, because I disagree with your characterization.

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