Carter: Mideast peace is vanishing

2012-10-22 21:12

Jerusalem - Former US president Jimmy Carter says the prospect of an Israel-Palestinian peace accord is vanishing.

Speaking in Jerusalem on Monday, Carter called the current situation catastrophic. He condemned Israel's West Bank settlement construction and the growing isolation of east Jerusalem from the West Bank. "We've reached a crisis stage," he said.

Carter is a long time critic of Israeli policies. His 2006 book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, claimed that Israel's settlement of Palestinian land was the primary obstacle to Mideast peace and outraged many Israelis.

He's currently on a two-day visit leading a delegation known as the "The Elders," including the former prime minister of Norway and the former president of Ireland. The group met with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The group departs for Egypt on Tuesday.

  • David - 2012-10-22 22:16

    This is the terrorists plan. Refuse to make peace. Blame Israel for everything and then say peace is not possible so let's have a one state solution. Yes, it is working to a degree, what with all the imbeciles out there who can't see this, or the anti Semites who don't want to see this, but thankfully this is not 1939. It's not going to be that easy. We don't want to be anybody's dhimmis.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-10-22 23:09

      David, say these Palestinians get there independent state? They will not stop until they drive the Jews off Israeli soil. All a subtle ploy by the Palestinians to invade Israel, plain and simple. Which is why there can never be peace.

  • David - 2012-10-22 22:18

    And no Fidel, we don't want all that land from the Jordan to the Euphrates, we just want that tiny desert land we have made into a gold mine. Funny that when it was desert before, you didn't even want it.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-23 07:30

      Netayahoo and the Zionist right wingers in Likud don't agree with you! Whey you say "you didn't even want it", who are you referring to. Stop with the idiocy..

  • daniel.feinberg.10 - 2012-10-23 06:41

    Seriously, Fidel? Whoever you are, welldone, you have actually got me to make a comment on these pages I read over and over. You are really an incredible bigot. Ignorant and vicious beyond belief. I find it strange that people like you still exist. Your ideas about "the Zionist" threat are childish even though I understand that you are upset about Israel's actions which are more often than not pretty blunt and unethical but your comments about the Talmud are the most ridiculous and ignorant rubbish I have ever read from you. I know you are upset but there is really no excuse for such crass and blatant nonsense. Tell me where the Talmud says that goyim must be obliterated? It's obvious you have never even picked a Talmud up (lest you dirty your hands I'm sure) You seem to put forward third hand anti Semitic rhetoric by Islamists who have also never bothered to read the Talmud. Do you even have any idea of what significance it has to which Jews? You are like a child who has overheard its parents talking about matters you have no inkling of yet you try and impress your friends at nursery school with a broken version of what you overheard.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-10-23 07:27

      Fidel, you never got back to me with your e-mail address! Too scared to hear the absolute truth? Thought so!

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-23 07:42

      I've seen enough Zionist propaganda to last me a life time!

      philhaj - 2012-10-23 08:03

      Daniel,what would be a better solution to the Israeli/Palestine conflict if you had the powers to impose one?please answer this with a cool head not insults...@Anneck my email addr. Is '' whatever you wanted to send Fidel i want to see it too.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-10-23 08:12

      Fidel, you are a pathetic waste. Your gullibility and hate for anything Jewish knows no bounds.

      anneck.cranke - 2012-10-23 08:14

      philhaj, I will be happy to send you everything I have this evening after work. The e-mail I send you maybe long.

      Desilusionada - 2012-10-23 13:34

      Daniel, You are wasting your time. That Fidel never answers any question with facts and/or logic. He always comes up with some trite comment or untruth, after which he just keeps on sprouting anti-Israeli and anti-West drivel. He has no real credibility, except a few howl-chorus sycophants. He is the one who claimed that Nelson Mandela sold out to the West and the he is a modern day Uncle Tom. Just skip his comments and you will save yourself having to expose yourself to his tosh....

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-23 13:59

      You do not agree with my views and I certainly do not with yours, and that causes me absolutely no pain. As for my credibility, I am not trying to convert you, so either way I do not care whether you take me seriously or not!

      larry.lachman.54 - 2012-10-24 06:30

      Another idiot comment from Lesego. Israel is not moving anywhere. Simple.

  • bill.mckimm.9 - 2012-10-23 07:35

    This old fart has been stuck in this dilemma since he was attached by a rabbit when he was president. He still does not understand it; the Muslims want to remove Israel from the face of the earth. There will be no peace until this changes and this will not change because it is seeen as Mohanmed's sacred instruction. Go into retirement, look lustfully on other women as your mother said and go to hell.

  • boom.baracus - 2012-10-23 09:10

    Reading the comments from Fidel, Mahomed and Rashid, do you think the Jews have any positive feelings about making peace? And what is making peace? Agreeing to things like the right of return, giving up Jerusalem? And agreeing to who, a bunch of Jew haters who deliberately murder and attempt to murder Jewish civilians, women and children, who spew hate-speech, who have no tolerance? The more you spew your vile hatred, the more Jews fear you and the more resolute they become. Fidel is someone who not only admits, but boasts, of being a Jew-hater, and islamist, and he denies not only the attrocities committed by the islamists, but for example the invasion of Tibet by China, he insults Mandela, he denies the Holocaust. What kind of a person is this? It is shame that the voice of islam is people like this, mahomed and rashid. Carter and you haters would be better served to condemn the situation in syria, lebanon, bahrain, yemen and iran, to name a few of the arab states, where there is real apartheid, instead of this same old slander, lie, blood-libel about apartheid. You can deny it all you want, but Israel is a democracy where muslims, arabic or not, are entitled to own land, work, serve in government and the army, in the courts, in every facet of society, and where they have exercised these entitlements. In arab states it is punishable by death to even practice a religion other then islam. In gaza, it is an offece punishable by death to sell land to a Jew.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-10-23 10:18

      I'm none of the things you say I am. I am a Xhosa speaking African who is a non-believer. But it suits Zionist like yourself to dismiss those you don't agree with as Muslims or extremists. Must try much harder!

      boom.baracus - 2012-10-23 13:12

      Fidel, address the issues I have raised, instead of lying. You have more than once boasted of being a Jew-hater on this site. Either you are insane, or a pathological liar, or both.

      boom.baracus - 2012-10-23 18:01

      Fidel everyone who reads your posts knows that you are lying. You have on many occasions boasted of being a Jew-hater. You have denied the Holocaust. You have denied the invasion of Tibet by the Chinese. You have denigrated Mandela. These are all indisputable facts like all the other facts I have stated which you refuse to address. Why is it so important for you to deny what is so patently obvious? Do you think you have a credibility you will damage if you do so? Let me tell you, you have no credibilit. Everyone here knows you are a bigoted, hate-filled, racist Jew-hater. Do you think we all say, yes. Fidel is right, calling someone a "rabid Jew" is so intelligent, so logical, so right? So clearly lacking of hatred towards the Jewish people? I am so disgusted by you.

  • philhaj - 2012-10-23 10:02

    If you had a chance of coming up with a solution in the Israel/Palestine conflict,how would you do it?....remember its useless to come to this public forums just to insult others when you got no substance to add...lets fantasize in solving the conflict.

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