Monday, June 15, 2009

The "Man of Peace" Carter tells West Bank settlers that he envisions their settlement to be in Israeli hands for ever

"Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter met with settler leaders from the Gush Etzion settlement bloc on Sunday and told them that he believed that their settlement is among the ones which should be able to remain under a final peace deal with the Palestinians.

"This particular settlement is not one that I envision ever being abandoned, or changed over into a Palestinian territory," Carter said. "This is part of the close settlements to the 1967 line that I think will be here forever."

Carter, normally known for his critical stance on Israel's policy regarding Palestinians, said that his visit to the settlements has given him a fresh perspective on the issue......"

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