Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has told Christian leaders in Jerusalem he sees “new hope” for the peace process in the Middle East. “His analysis is that there is a new hope for the peace process given the new U.S. administration’s determination to press seriously for hope and to be an honest broker in the peace process,” said Hrair Balian, director of the Carter Center’s Peace and Conflict Resolution department following a closed-door meeting with the Christian leaders on 18 June at the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate.