Amb. Susan Rice: PeacePlayers “a memory that I will never forget—a highlight of my time in this job”

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By allmepadmin / June 9 2016

National Security Advisor Susan Rice on her experience with PeacePlayers International:

“There is another, more recent, memory that I will never forget—a highlight of my time in this job.  It took place a few years ago, when I had the chance to play basketball on the White House court with some young Israelis and Palestinians.  They’re a group called the PeacePlayers, and they use sports to bridge their communities.  We were out on the South Lawn, not far from where Begin and Sadat made peace and where Rabin and Arafat shook hands.  Everyone was wearing shorts and t-shirts—boys and girls, Israelis and Palestinians, observant and less observant.  And, we played—Israelis and Palestinians on the same coed teams, sweating, bumping each other, going for the ball, hustling across the lines of the court as if they had never been divided by lines on a map.  They were very good players, by the way.  Much better than us—though that’s not saying much.  On that basketball court, I saw what was possible.  I saw what the future might hold, if only we have the courage to reach for it.”

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Amb. Susan Rice: PeacePlayers “a memory that I will never forget—a highlight of my time in this job”

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