The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle East / Edition 3

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Since his earliest days in the White House, Jimmy Carter has demonstrated an untiring passion for pursuing peace in the Middle East. His formation of the Carter Center and his continuing prominent role in world affairs has done nothing to dampen that passion. In this new edition with an updated afterword and chronology, President Carter demystifies the history of the political expectations of each nation in the Middle East, the reasons for their different goals, and the nature of their prime concerns. His landmark study provides an enlightened and reconciling vision for all--Jews, Muslims, and Christians--who share the blood of Abraham.

In a new edition of this national bestseller, Carter demystifies the history of each of the nations that comprise the Middle East, the reasons for their different goals, and the nature of their prime concerns--and provides an enlightened and reconciling vision for all who share the blood of Abraham.

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Editorial Reviews

Atlanta Journal and Constitution
A caring, well-researched and closely informed book . . . can be read by the non-expert without fear of arcane overload, yet can be read profitably by experts for its clearness of thought.
The book's main lesson is one that Carter taught so well at Camp David: that adversaries in the Middle East can make giant steps toward peace if America's president acts as a 'trusted mediator' and an 'unwavering, enthusiastic' partner in the process.
New edition (previous editions: 1985, 1986, 1988, 1993) of the former president's history and analysis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557288622
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 821,862
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

JIMMY CARTER won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003. A prolific author, his most recent book is Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.
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Table of Contents

Map: The Middle East, 1984
Map: The Journey of Abraham
Map: U.N. Palestine Partition Plan, 1947
Map: Israel, 1949-1967
Map: Israel and Occupied Territory since June 1967
Introduction 1
Israel 21
Syria 60
Lebanon 83
The Palestinians 103
Jordan 124
Egypt 143
Saudi Arabia 165
The Future 179
Afterword 194
Appendix 1: U.N. Resolution 242, November 1967 205
Appendix 2: UN. Resolution 338, October 1973 207
Appendix 3: The U.S.-Soviet Communique, October 1977 208
Appendix 4: The Camp David Accords, September 1978 210
Appendix 5: Speech by President Ronald Reagan, September 1982 222
Appendix 6: Statement of Arab Leaders at Fez, Morocco, September 1982 229
Index 231
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