Shana Tova, Colorado

To all my friends in Colorado, I would like to wish a Happy New Year.
A year that will bring peace to our region, more understanding and trust between people and nations, prosperity and happiness to all.

Ed. Note:  Shaul has promised a post discussing peace prospects from his perspective in Israel after the holidays.

About Shaul Amir

Shaul Amir has served two terms as Shaliach to the Denver area from Israel, the most recent combined with directing Allied Jewish Federation's Israel Center from 2002 to 2007. He and his wife Kika now live outside Tel Aviv and enjoy welcoming visitors from Colorado to Israel.

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