I was just watching on TV the opening in Glasgow of the Commonwealth Games. Good will, fellowship, enthusiasm, energy and diversity made the air tingle and a sudden inspiration came to me. Like many of my sudden inspirations, reality hardly intrudes at all. It stays off-stage, talking incomprehensibly to itself.
Anyway I'll write down what this inspiration was, just in case somebody somewhere picks it up and runs with it. Maybe even one of the ten or fifteen people who read my blog. What do you think? Does it stand a chance?
a hugely funded
held in a suitable or purpose-built location
in which Israeli and Palestinian children and teenagers
would peaceably compete and cooperate
and thousands of spectators attend and applaud.
The enormous funds needed, including paying qualified coaches to train the young people on both sides could come from two sources:
a) crowd-funding: donations by the world-wide public via a website.
b) wealthy individuals, companies and institutions invited to subscribe.
A rigorously selected impartial, independent, non-political group would be formed to administer, organise the event and allocate the funds, all aspects to be completely transparent and every penny accounted for.