Can Kids Bring Peace to the Middle East?
Can we all get along?
by Jim Fletcher, Beliefnet columnist
Like most years, 1979 saw several momentous events: the Iranian Revolution; an Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty…the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series. Important things, you know. Yet it’s often the quieter stories that also have lasting impact. A new program aiming to give young people a different picture of the turbulent Middle East was launched; the America-Israel Friendship League was the catalyst.