First of all, the article subtitle incorrectly states "East Jerusalem" instead of "east Jersusalem" or "eastern Jerusalem". Secondly, Carter is deusional if he truly believes that construction by Israel is preventing peace in the middle east. Where were the Arab leaders during the 10-month construction freeze a couple years back? They waited 9 months to talk and then gave up after the freeze ended. Was the middle east suddenly peaceful during the construction freeze? Certainly not. The Arabs can't even get along amongst with themselves, so how is Israel expected to work with them?