Carter to publish new peace book


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jimmy Carter has written a new book about Middle East peace.

The former president told his Carter Center, based in Atlanta, that his new book, "We Can Bring Peace to the Holy Land," would be published after President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration in January. Carter otherwise would not discuss the book.

On Wednesday, Carter spoke of Israel’s "persecution of the Palestinians" during a panel discussion that concluded a two-day seminar at the Carter Center on international human rights.

The ex-president’s last book, "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid," sparked controversy for likening Israeli settlement policies to apartheid and for accusing pro-Israel groups of muzzling debate in the United States.

During his tenure as president, Carter brokered the 1978 Israel-Egypt peace deal.

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