BRIDGES NOT WALLS
On an assignment in Israel I spent time with a team of diplomats from both Israel and a Palestinian coalition. They had been working together for a couple of years on purely business issues; access to air lanes, trucking, water and resources, shipment of material and finished goods and the like. Their logic was that if the two sides were busy doing business, they would be less likely to be at war. It was a back channel kind of diplomacy, but it was working. And the representatives from both sides had become friends, even entertaining each other in their homes.
My friend Beverly sent this video which goes a long way to make that point. Ending a week when the President visited Israel, our Weekender Video is an inspiration for what is possible.
Since our move to the California Central Coast we have
discovered that Paella is a favorite of many. Here's a sampler. Enjoy
Have a good weekend. See you down the trail.