Grandchildren really make you think

In the long and painful history of Arab/Israeli conflict there was one bright moment when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli Prime Minister Begin and Egyptian President Sadat to meet at Camp David for peace talks. But the Israeli Prime minister flatly rejected the final proposal. However, before they departed Jimmy Carter and Menachim Begin agreed to sign photographs for each other’s families. President Carter then showed the prime minister photographs of his grandchildren, and Prime Minister Begin did likewise. As they looked at the pictures tears filled their eyes and Begin returned to his cabin. Five minutes later he re-emerged and asked to look at the peace proposal once again.
Reflecting on the legacy we are about to leave to our grandkids can change the most stubborn heart.

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