Beautiful: Israelis and Palestinian Kids Making Peace Through Soccer (VIDEO)

10/05/2010 10:09 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • MJ Rosenberg Worked on Capitol Hill for Democratic Senators and House members for 20 years

It's pretty clear that the politicians are not making any headway toward solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But maybe the next generation can do better. They can hardly do worse.

And here is some evidence that the Beautiful Game provides more hope than politics, a game that is anything but beautiful. Here are Israeli and Palestinian kids learning and playing futbol together (mixed teams, too). Kids love playing ball and uniforms. Watch them pull on these football jerseys and think how infinitely better this is than playing (and than being) soldiers.