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Jimmy Carter Interview: 'We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land'

090202-jimmy-carterFormer President Jimmy Carter just published a new book about the ongoing violent unrest in the Middle East titled, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work.

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In the book, Carter, 85, revisits the contributions of past U.S. presidents toward peace in Israel and Palestine, as well as his hopes that President Obama might be able to complete the task.

Late last week, I had the opportunity to speak to the Nobel Peace Prize winner about the spiritual, as well as political, issues surrounding the quest for peace in the Holy Lands. (The following transcript has been edited for clarity.)

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