Fmr. President Jimmy Carter on “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” Iraq, Greeting the Shah of Iran at the White House, Selling Weapons to Indonesia During the Occupation of East Timor, and More
Monday, September 10th, 2007http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/10/1518224
In his first interview with Democracy Now!, former President Jimmy Carter talks about what led him to write “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid”, his controversial book that argues Israel’s settlements in the Occupied Territories are the main barrier to peace. Carter also discusses his regrets over sending arms to Indonesia during the occupation of East Timor and recounts his dealings with the Shah of Iran. The 39th president also assesses the Iraq war and reflects on the 25th anniversary of the Carter Center, which has focused on election monitoring and health initiatives around the world. [includes rush transcript - partial]
Today, a conversation with Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States. He served from 1977 to 1981. During his time in the White House, he helped negotiate the Camp David Accords, which secured a lasting peace between Israel and Egypt. After leaving office, Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, founded the Carter Center which - among other things - monitors elections around the world. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Carter is also the author of over 20 books. His most recent is also his most controversial - "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." I sat down with former President Carter on Friday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Former President Jimmy Carter. Thirty-ninth President of the United States.
AMY GOODMAN: Today, a conversation with Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the United States. He served from 1977 to 1981. During his time in the White House, he helped negotiate the Camp David Accords, which secured a lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.