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Monday, March 26, 2012

Peace in the Middle East


Monday is just one of those days that are tough to get started. 

I think a group of forty of us are going to win the lottery this week.

When asked what I want for Christmas, or my birthday, I usually ask for world peace.

This day in history “In a ceremony at the White House, Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin sign a historic peace agreement, ending three decades of hostilities between Egypt and Israel and establishing diplomatic and commercial ties.
Less than two years earlier, in an unprecedented move for an Arab leader, Sadat traveled to Jerusalem, Israel, to seek a permanent peace settlement with Egypt's Jewish neighbor after decades of conflict. Sadat's visit, in which he met with Begin and spoke before Israel's parliament, was met with outrage in most of the Arab world. Despite criticism from Egypt's regional allies, Sadat continued to pursue peace with Begin, and in September 1978 the two leaders met again in the United States, where they negotiated an agreement with U.S. President Jimmy Carter at Camp David, Maryland. The Camp David Accords, the first peace agreement between the state of Israel and one of its Arab neighbors, laid the groundwork for diplomatic and commercial relations. Seven months later, a formal peace treaty was signed.”


Luke was out playing basketball in a tshirt and came in saying it is cold.

Sue is winding down her last religion classes, and thinks we should celebrate after the last one.  I think we can arrange that.

Gavin made it to North Carolina and is doing his habitat for humanity volunteer work.


I went to the gym to run, elliptical train, and do some strength training. 

Will this generation have the strength to keep the peace ?

Photo of the day “Peace in the Middle East"


P.S. I remember this as I was coming of age to vote and started to care about what happens in the world, or maybe it was the selective service letter I received that woke me up...


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