Joan Peters

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Joan Peters
Born 1938
Nationality American
Known for Political writings

Joan Peters (born 1938) is a former CBS news producer of documentaries, and the author best known for a number of theses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, put forward in her controversial book From Time Immemorial, published in 1984, in which she claims that the Palestinians are largely not indigenous to the area and therefore do not have claims to territory.

Peters has also written for magazines such as Harper's, Commentary, The New Republic, and The New Leader in the 1970s and early 1980s and helped create a series of TV news documentaries for CBS in 1973 regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and provided commentary on the subject for PBS.[1]

Peters served as White House Adviser on American Foreign Policy in the Middle East during the Carter Administration.[2][unreliable source?]

External links[edit]


  • Joan Peters' appearance on Zola Levitt Ministries, Episode: "From Time Immemorial" with Joan Peters, Part 1 and Part 2
  • Joan Peters' interview on The Tovia Singer Show, June 2003, part 1 and part 2
  • Joan Peters' interview on The Tovia Singer Show, March 2002, part 1 and part 2