"The greatest victory is that which requiers no battle."
Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Every year as I attend a Memorial Day Ceremony and listen to the endless names of young men and women who were killed in or out of action, and kids who perished in terror attacks, I can't stop thinking about the redundancy of it all. What is it all for? Is it for land? Religion? Does it matter? 23,085 died! That's in a country with the population of London, a city.
But I believe that the real questions are: "Where do we go from here?" and "Is there really a future?" Well, we all battle with these questions every year and I still don't know the answers, but for the sake of my girls, I hope there is a future and a bright one.
Tomorrow Israel is celebrating its 65th anniversary and like every year the quick shift from griff to celebration will not be easy. But for someone like me, an optimistic and realistic rolled into one there is still a shred of hope...