beRecruited SportsWrap » Lakers’ Jordan Farmar to go on peace mission to Israel
Jordan Farmar will head overseas this summer, but not on vacation or to play basketball but to to facilitate peace in the Middle East.
Farmar, who is Jewish, will travel to Israel to run basketball camps for Israeli and Palestinian children. The camps are organized by The Peres Center For Peace. The goal is to bring Israeli and Palestinian children together through basketball.
The Peres Center for Peace is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organization founded in 1996 by Nobel Peace Laureate, former Prime Minister, and current President of Israel Mr. Shimon Peres, with the aim of furthering his vision in which people of the Middle East region work together to build peace through socio-economic cooperation and development, and people-to-people interaction.