Peace Efforts in Middle East Conflict

Posted on Fri, Aug 17, 2007 @ 02:51 PM
New Move to Bring Economic Development to Palestinian Area

I was happy to read that Japanese, Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian entities scheduled a meeting in Jericho this week to initiate a new development project in the Jordan Valley. 

A few years ago by the Sea of Galilee I attended a meeting of Palestinian and Israeli tour operators, at which Israel’s current president, Shimon Peres, was present. It was an effort on the part of his Peres Center for Peace to encourage mutually beneficial economic activities. It struck me recently that in the Middle East conflict there is far too little exposure given to positive news like this report from Jericho. Yet there is ongoing conciliatory work between Israelis and Palestinians. I’m going to publicize such efforts when I can.

Tags: middle east, Shimon Peres, israel, Palestine, Jericho