Jimmy Carter, 1924-

The 39th U.S. president, Carter mediated the 1978 Camp David Accords and 1979 peace treaty between Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The treaty was the first between Israel and an Arab state. In his post-presidency, he has taken public positions increasingly critical of Israel, highlighted by his 2006 book, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid.”

Photo: Ansel Adams, National Portrait Gallery, CC0