To bring about Middle East peace, America needs to play a more prominent leadership role and Israel must allow Palestinians to regain control of the West Bank, former President Jimmy Carter told a packed audience at University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday afternoon.

“The bottom line is this: Israel will never find peace until it is willing to withdraw from its neighbor’s land,” he said. “And the hostility toward Americans throughout the Islamic world is directly related to the continued bloodshed between Israel and Palestine and the (United States’) lack of effort to bring peace to that region.”


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