The 23-year-old Knicks Michael Kors player is also Christian, a fact not lost among China’s small, persecuted Christian population. The New York Times reports that some 1,500 messages mention Lin’s faith out of the total 1.4 million Chinese microblogging messages posted about the new sports superstar, joining a chorus of admiration that has been collectively termed Linsanity.Lin has so far made 136 more points in his first five starts, USA Today reported, outranking top stars like Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal.He’s also reportedly outgrown his former couchsurfing ways. The New York Daily News reported that Lin, a Harvard graduate, is no longer kicking it at his brother’s pad, moving instead to a New York sublet while he finds a new place better fitted for fame.
Meanwhile, the people – even in the Chinese Michael Kors Communist Party sense of the word – appear to be eagerly tracking his movements.On September 18, 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signed the so-called Camp David Accords, cementing the notion that land for peace would become the basis for a resolution of the Arab-Israel conflict. Their agreement led to a peace treaty the following year between Israel and Egypt. However the current fighting between Israel and Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip ends, one thing is certain: the era of land-for-peace is over.
At first, Jimmy Carter’s land-for-peace formula looked promising. Michael Kors One in three Arabs lived in Egypt. Within the White House and at Foggy Bottom, presidents and diplomats believed that where Egypt went, so would go the Arab world. Hence, the precedent of trading the Sinai for peace became a source of hope.It was this example that Bill Clinton sought to capitalize upon in the 1993 Oslo Accords. The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed to recognize Israel and work toward peace in exchange for land in historical Palestine. I was in Bahrain in 1994 when PLO chairman Yasser Arafat entered the Gaza Strip to establish the Palestinian Authority. Enthusiasm was palpable across the region. Within weeks, Jordan had signed its own peace accord with Israel, and Persian Gulf emirates, Tunisia, and Morocco looked like they might follow suit.