Regular price: $20.97

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Following his #1 New York Times best seller Our Endangered Values, the former president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers an assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel, with dignity and justice for Palestine.

President Carter, who was able to negotiate peace between Israel and Egypt, has remained deeply involved in Middle East affairs since leaving the White House. He has stayed in touch with the major players from all sides in the conflict and has made numerous trips to the Holy Land, most recently as an observer of the Palestinian elections in 2005 and 2006.

In this book, President Carter shares his intimate knowledge of the history of the Middle East and his personal experiences with the principal actors, and he addresses sensitive political issues many American officials avoid. Pulling no punches, Carter prescribes steps that must be taken for the two states to share the Holy Land without a system of apartheid or the constant fear of terrorism.

The general parameters of a long-term, two-state agreement are well known, the president writes. There will be no substantive and permanent peace for any peoples in this troubled region as long as Israel is violating key U.N. resolutions, official American policy, and the international "road map" for peace by occupying Arab lands and oppressing the Palestinians.

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid is a challenging, provocative, and courageous work.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
Download the accompanying reference guide.
©2006 Jimmy Carter. All Rights Reserved; (P) 2006 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    138
  • 4 Stars
    93
  • 3 Stars
    35
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    9

Performance

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    45
  • 4 Stars
    36
  • 3 Stars
    14
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.2 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    35
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    4
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Kendall
  • Dallas, TX, United States
  • 10-05-07

The Despised Middle

This is an excellent book even if the former President and Nobel Prize Winner does not emphasize Palestinian intractability--which certainly exists. Americans need to know about Jewis intractability as well, for it just as surely exists. And for attempting to redress the balance, he is accused of anti-Semitism and worse. His willingness to put his repuation on the line by a much needed redressing is a badge of his great humanity, if not of his political accumen. Then again, it may well be that his political accumen is of a much longer reach than the rest of us mortals.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Jimmy Carter: Slogans not Facts

Rarely does one come by such a simplified and shallow analysis of events.
However, for Jimmy Carter fans, plenty of pomposity, self importance and congratulatory comments have "managed" to find their way into this succinct and concise version of the extremely complex events described.
Waste of time (and money, even for the sale price)...

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Leslie
  • Oro Valley, AZ United States
  • 05-21-10

Every American voter should read this book

I wanted to learn more about the Israel/Palestine conflict and I did. I will not deny that I am an admirer of Jimmy Carter. Whether you are or not will have no effect on your appreciation of the factual material, all verifiable. President Carter has been an integral part of nearly all peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine for more than 30 years. He truly is the foremost expert in the U.S. He sticks to the facts, and saves his opinions for the last chapter.
Read this book and find out what the rest of the world knows.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

The Unvarnished & Painful Truth

I've done a lot of the audible.com material about the Middle East. This is one of the best.

President Carter distills the problems down to their essential elements in a clear and easy to understand manner. I didn't think he was a very good president but his service in the cause of peace since then has been commendable.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Joshua
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • 06-22-07

From the horse's mouth

President Carter has always been an inspirational figure to me. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to his reading of this book, which sounds more like a personal and spontaneous conversation than the well-crafted historical narrative that it is. I have read lengthly critiques of the anti-Israel biases in this book, and I do not discount them... I think it is essential to study those critiques and consider the factual errors that are in this book. But it is still very worthwhile and enjoyable, even if (as with all stories about history and politics), it is necessary to go to other sources to round out the picture.

2 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

Honest & Sincere

The most honest book about the Middle East in the last 10 years.
Courageous.
The Israel lobby / AIPAC will go nuts because someone has spoken the "truth" about the systematic, cruel & immoral oppression of Palestinians.
Openly discusses the disproportionate response to the desperation of suicide bombing.
Like America, Israel is armed with WMDs of every kind; nuclear, biological & chemical and yet claims fear of neighbors who only have resort to rhetoric and bluster.

3 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Highly recommend

A great overview of the historical and political circumstances of the conflict. Told by the person closely involved in the piece talks from the very beginning.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Tony
  • Santa Ana, CA, USA
  • 10-18-09

Palestine

Jimmy Carter is one of the most knowledgeable people on earth when it comes to the middle east .
He write in all honesty no suger coating here regardeless to all the attacks on him from some groups.
It's a great reading / listining with all the back groundto understand all the events . ENJOY

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Msia
  • Euclid, OH, USA
  • 12-16-07

Excellent!

The book is a good history of politics in the Middle East. It was fair and balanced and insightful. I did notice that President Carter didn't realize the realities on the ground while he was still in office and able to effect change.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall

good historical review of the conflict

overall its a good book if you don't know the nuts and bolts of the conflict, although there seems to be a bit of a bias against the republicans, but that's obvious...

2 of 7 people found this review helpful