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"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"That and these are my words here that they weren't interested in the two state solution. Who are much more interested in what i described as the twenty two state solution. They wanted to focus on the interstate component of israel's relations with arab and they enter their credit. Even though i disagree profoundly germanacos shuki was a friend of mine. I disagree only and oppose the margin of error that they allowed the margin engaged saudi arabia to basically do what it wanted in yemen and with respect to repression but they invested heavily in the saudis into relationships. Mvs mama bin salman embassy. Mohammed bin zayed krizner principally and and that combined with the willingness to sell at thirty five which the emerets really wanted because the israelis have them and turkey is involved in the f thirty five program But remember the bus on that one had already left the station. It was fear of iran and exhaustion with a palestinian problem which years last decade had brought the israelis and the gulf states. Much closer together. But again i don't want to take anything away from them. They that trade is the moment that to me is the most significant accomplishment that this administration has done. I was never a what does it rank up with. In your opinion. i mean. Isn't it up there with some ways. Normalization is is is a remarkable achievement is in you know. The israel and the emerets was stunning. Residual nemours have already accomplished in two normalization. Drillers and jordanians outs have failed to accomplish. Never yeah right but but you know not to go. Overboard on this as morton as nbc may be The egyptian-israeli peace treaty fundamentally balance in re made a two front war between israel and its neighbors virtually impossible and the israeli jordanian relationship built on decades. Even well before. The state of israel was created contacts between your early zionists and and the king's grandfather you know made israel's longest and arguably least defensible border More secure and created a basis for security intelligence cooperation between these two days so No the abraham accords a significant and if in fact more arab states joined the party which interestingly enough could create a certain measure of constraint on israeli actions and behavior toward the palestinians because they now have something to lose so no. I mean. I think that more than anything else. That trump administration has done in my judgment. We'll have a meaningful impact not just on israel or or netanyahu's own political needs and interests but on the broader region. That's why it's so significant. I could listen to you. I'm gonna have come in. And whenever i was in widely do around with play. Yeah alabama. Oh that'd be awesome. It was awesome and And really a thrill. And i appreciate look. I'll be totally honest with you. As one of those people who encountered save eric hot in the media and from my perspective. I am one of those people..
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"But they have to be taken into consideration. Judging and evaluating the balaji joe biden with. What's going to happen. When joe biden anybody who believes that it's going to be a honeymoon with biden should lay down. Wait quietly until the feeling passes. What's gonna happen with biden. It's the relationship is going to revert to the normal. You've met him when he was him. He was in the foreign and when he was a senator. At least you must have encountered him. He must know him. I testified before his committee. He happened to only because he opened to my dad who supported republicans and democrats. Both because he was in his own business interest to do so was an equal opportunity When it came to the ariza de so he struck up a A nice relationship with biden when he was in the senate so i testified before the committee and i think i was going on a little too long and biden. Look at me and said you know you pretty smart. But you're not half as this isn't fun and not the full committee but there were twenty people have smart as year old man so i that's a great compliment so biden revert to a quote unquote normal it ration- of the us israel relationship. But there isn't won't be any charlottesville 's there isn't going to be any dancing with q. And on and the proud boys there isn't going to be making the israel issue a campaign issue in order to increase. The president's share of evangelical voted republican conservatives. And they'll be a competency brought to the issue of foreign policy. That will improve. How dramatically. I don't know will improve america's image and reputation in the world. Those things are really really really important. But there's gonna be some tick tock certainly on the iran issue if in fact iran is interested in gauging biden. Guys a mike and allen. Remember something it's really important. Joe biden is going to confront the greatest challenge of national recovery of any american president since roosevelt without the benefit of a war second war that left america stronger at home and with more influence abroad. Right not going to have the bandwidth to picking fights with american allies. And if there if i would argue to you that if if the relationship deteriorates It it will be in pert as a consequence of an inability. We'll go back to the mars and venus problem. I still think though that biden is going to be very risk averse and very careful when it comes to both iran and the other issue that not ready for prime time israeli palestinian peace process. There is no. There is no margin or merit in an american president creating tensions with israel for no reason and right now since the prospect sovan israeli palestinian deal are slim to none. It's hard to imagine.
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Prime minister has an effect tethered. The israeli shoot to the interests of the republican party number two when america is strong competent wise. When it's respected and admired in the world. I would argue to you. Israel benefits and i think to a large degree This president has created a situation where where our credibility our reputation has been dragged down. And i would argue to you that on a couple issues. It's it's hurt the israelis. And i think it's funny because Am writing a piece for the washington. Post and i opened up with a story of ben. Gurion's first visit to the united states in may have sixty one and kennedy shocks him by saying you know mr prime minister. I was elected by the jews of new york. I have to do something for them. And i want to know what i can do for you for. Israel so been green is not only shocked. He's offended and you know how he responds. He says. Mr president do something good for the free world. That's how ben gurion response. I think understanding the fact that there's a broader interests at stake here so that's the second reason the third as an american jew. I mean i'm not a religious person. But as an american jew somebody with a very strong sense of jewish identity. I do not understand how it is possible for jews to excuse apologize and simply not focus on the climate of prejudice and bigotry. That this president has enabled. I don't i don't understand. It just doesn't compute for me And i i don't it. Ad l. will tell you. I mean you look at the stats. The incidents of of antisemitic. Incidents has gone up forty percent since last year. The worst act of of terror and violence perpetuated on american soil against jews. We just past the second anniversary. I'm not arguing that all that trump is responsible for that that's not a cause.'. But is the enabling it is the daily or maybe not every day. It's the constant barrage of insults and pullers asian and negative comments made including a might add to that he made in i think in two thousand nineteen during the ilhan omar rashida to lab. You know. should they go to israel controversy in which she said jews either unaware or disloyal if they support the democratic party so those three reasons. I think you know outweigh all of the benefits. Not not i mean not a way..
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Something that that close to treating the us israeli relationship as a special relationship rather than the way. It is now which i would describe it as an exclusive relationship. Where the united states has tethered its interests into this president to domestic politics and political needs and interest rather than the national interest. We've gone a lot of american. Jews gone overboard. It makes a lot of american jews. Happy though certainly In the orthodox community and they are you know they're expressed it. They're expressing concerns about losing that sort of exclusive in the white house. What are i. I assume you don't think they should really be concerned. Support israel for a change in that approach. Because i don't you know. An american officials should never ever have to apologize for the lack of support that the united states government has given to israel for a variety of different reasons over the years. If you if you take a look at I'll say it straight out most of the stuff that donald trump has done for israel. Most of it not all of it. has been largely rhetorical and symbolic. I call it and you know. I realize i'm going to annoy a lot of people. I call it a a lot of sugar high some. It is quite remarkable. The abraham accords. We can talk about that. That's extremely significant and valuable but a lot of the other stuff frankly in my judgment as important as popular as it is in among israelis you look at forty five percent. Margin of trump pro-trump scher weren't as early poll compatibles. But what people don't somehow grasp is while the sugar high was going on. This president did three things. Which in my judgment fundamentally threaten and undermine the very integrity of the us israeli relationship number one he has tried to to make israel a partisan issue in american politics and one of the other than value affinity that israel is the only state nation anti region which. There's any coincidence of a value affinity between the united states and any other nation it's bipartisanship that is the glue adhesive adhesive the that makes this relationship endure and special once. They're be once. You have a republican view of israel and a democratic view of israel. Over time you can hang a close for the season sign on the on the special nature of the relationship and this president has with a large amount of dope of the kern israeli..
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"We're sitting on top of kaneohe. Don't preach to us about our security and and i will say that the whole conception of mars and venus has become much more relevant in explaining the differences between israel and the united states. We are sitting in living in completely completely different planets. We have different threat assessments different perceptions of our security and rather than ignoring this expecting that the us really relationship is going to be harmonized. And that and that american israeli interests are going to coincide across the board. That's not the right way to look at it. I think it's frankly. Miraculous that our interests coincide as much as they do to be honest about the fact that we don't see the world the same way and we can never see it the same way because of history and geography. I wonder i wonder how this goes back to sort of what you said earlier. About how many american. Jews are involved in the process of trying to bring peace between israel and its neighbors. And i would say in the current administration before and probably i mean. I have very strong views on this. Although when i was working they were they were hard. It were not views that i could easily express for obvious reasons. I mean i- i- resurrected a phrase out of kissinger's memoirs for which i am now forever tarred kissinger use the term. Israel's lawyer and i resurrected this phrase for jim baker who of course loved it. because he's he kept saying. I'm not going to be as israel's lawyer. Don't make news for his lawyer in the reality. Is we far too often. Not during the bush baker years but during the clinton years and i'm not in government anymore i left during the during the bush administration but you look in you look at the composition of the american negotiating team. Now were israel's lawyer in fired because The team of kushner friedman Avi berkowitz at all that's a whole nother set of that's a whole nother law firm or the idea is not to be israel's lawyer your client is an agreement you should you choose to accept this missions become lawyers for each side and because i i wouldn't eaters were no lawyers for the palestinians for most of the period in which i was involved and it's not that we ignored palestinian megyn requirements. I just don't think we treated them with the sort of symmetry.
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Don't embraces illusions. That we embraced. I won't speak for my colleagues that i embraced during the years. I worked on this issue and most my illusions with respect to israeli palestinian peacemaking gone. What is not gone. And i felt the other day when we were conceptualizing statement for saab is hope you lose your gone I think we underestimated the degree of difficulty. Involved in in this conflict. In you know in you referring now to the american team or two oil players trailers in palestinians have their own illusions. I'm talking about hours. You know there are six core issues that need to be addressed border security refugees jerusalem recognition of israel's the nation state of the jews and end of conflict and claims and we're now twenty years plus two months after three months after the camp david summit that i attended and that may have been the last best chance but that was an. Ill advise. you'll conceived any ill time summit which never had a chance of working in large part. I think because we ignored all of the lessons of the first camp david summit the one that actually worked And we allowed. I think our commitment to seeing the world the way we wanted it to be to overshadow our understanding of the way the world actually was and for or what you could get it to the actual improvements. You know. i think that that look if you only look at the world the way it is nothing never changed right but if you own lewis wanted to be you'll fail every time so it's like everything else. It's finding the balance between the way that were living the way you wanted to be an american diplomacy actually does work rarely is. It is driven in large part tethered to finding that balance. And unfortunately we have this. This notion largely driven. I think by our physical location that we can fix all these things. I mean we have non-predatory neighbors toward north and south and fish to our east west right one is called our liquid assets these ocean. Explain everything that you need to know about. I think about the why we behave the way we do in the world. It explains our arrogance because we have a margin for error that no other country in the world has given our physical location. Inex- winter naivete. I think we do not understand how the small power actually thinks. When i say small power. I mean not just the israelis and the palestinians the egyptians i mean powers that are bound and will never escape the ghosts of history and geography the russians ever since peter the great had to dominate the space between berlin and moscow that has not changed and china's another example. We freed ourselves. America's freed itself to a large extent from the forces of history geography. So we don't we relate to small powers with far too much of a A sensibility that if we only create find a way to bridge the differences we can fix the problem. I had two israeli. Prime ministers have very different temperaments Rabin on one hand. And and benjamin netanyahu and the other say almost the exact same thing to me. A decade apartment live in chevy chase maryland..
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Imagine whose name mubarak king hussein her half. The answer is no so you you get a different image of people. It doesn't cancel out the negatives but it makes life and people more complicated. Could you do your work that you had to do with them. If you didn't have that human side in your experience on height we rash. Nobody on nobody in this conflict is objective. There's no gold standard. We are all products of our experiences. Them i truly believe the best you can do. And you had a lot of jewish guys. American jews working on this peace process for a long time. The best you can do is make allowances for the prejudgments. The prejudices that you have set them aside and tried to the best of your ability to understand 'em pathetically not necessarily sympathetically but em pathetically to understand the needs and requirements of of the folks with whom you're negotiating while while an end the line between empathy and sympathy. They're quite different. Terms is is a very fine. I remember when we saw our fought. I saw not for the last time. With powell and excuses in february of two thousand and one short colin powell who was the secretary stated that president bush's. Yeah and you know we go into the mocatta dark blue cotton. All the windows are blacked out and are going to our fultz conference room dark. Except by candlelight in there's are if the table with me with his machine pistol on the table talking about martyrdom that he'd rather die in defense of palestine so it was at that moment that i began to understand that Not that we had misjudged are flood but he had had limited capacity. Because i think in the end he never gave up. The gun never gave up the armed struggle and it became clear to me in that in that. Encounter with powell. Secretary powell That you know this was more or less over this was. This was february early march before think late february for the park hotel. Terror attack basically was the trigger. That prompted the israelis to launch a massive Not causing say reoccupation of the west bank but some of it But more or less you know hung a closed for the season sign on any prospects of to go back into janine to go back into janine and other cities to stop the bombing campaign right like president. Bush really gave up on him after that arms shipment from iran. Yeah the corinna Guna that's another story so you don corinna was just another example of the fact that we can negotiate and pursue the armed struggle at the same time at any rate. I find it. It's in many respects. Fundamentally discouraging to me that my own views on this evolved over time. I mean i i left government and three. That's seventeen years now. And i've spent the last seventeen years primarily in the public conversation trying to create a reality based narrative so that american negotiators the media. Don't fall into the same.
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Public world of palestine was very limited and that meant that he needed to hugh very closely certainly in in the public's mind and i to being a true son of palestine which essentially meant right embracing the palestinian narratives departing from it Plus sobs nature was there are some people by nature who have demeanor is and project a certain steadiness and calmness. There was not sob. He was passer to the point of a fault. I think in in in terms of you know making friends and influencing people At least in terms on the israeli side but you talk is really negotiators and they will. Many of them will have wonderful stories about their personal relationships with saw barucha. And i don't know you know you know when you judge people when you evaluate again over the course of a lifetime you. It's the balance that counts. It's not that there wasn't a transgression or a series of mistakes or things that people did. It's whether or not the balance of an individual Remains true and and somewhat ennobling in terms of the work that they do and went their values. Sir so why gets the way i remember him. And especially if someone is your friend or the more so that you should you know view them balance that we don't think i remember you know. We all had relationships with arafat which was even more countries and i you know i remember when my lifted goshi actions in the fall of one thousand nine hundred ninety six because my mom was very ill and close to close to dine. So i went home to be with her during the shiva. Remember was on a wednesday My brother said you'd better come into the kitchen is a phone call for you. So i i took the phone and it was One of our fights aides who said hold for the chairman. So the next thing. I know i'm grieving. I'm very close to my mom. She extraordinary woman and our thoughts on the phone. Sane and on behalf of the palestinian people. I just want to know we we understand. Your mother was a great woman. We understand the sense of loss. And i just wanted to know how sarah so i hang up the phone and i'm thinking to myself. Well obviously saab or some one of our fights smart aide said you know hearings mom died. It would be nice if you gave him a call. Okay so fine nonetheless. Nonetheless an experience like that during the period of vulnerability gives you a different image of someone doesn't mean that you know i refuse to accept the fact that are never gave up the gun that he had blood on his hands but it makes the situation a lot. More complicated humanized another indication when we during our We saw we saw are fun. Ninety four In in tunis before gaza jericho and we're sitting around dennis A few other than it's you know we always. There was always a meal involved with our fun whether it was where he was no matter what time of night or day it was. This was the first time we actually said with our foot. And he's he's ladling out the lentil soup personally in each of our bulls. Mike and i thought to myself crime..
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Helps with credibility saab. None of that. I mean he had no hit. He had no access to elicit funds. It was not a man of violence. Quite the contrary he came to have an organizational affiliation. He's now you was secretary general of the pilo and a member of the palestinian legislative council. But he had none of the street cred that his colleagues had and yet with degrees from american and british universities and in an giang is a professor he managed to. I mean i. I in a way not to trivialize. But he was in some respects. The forrest gump of the peace process. So i was there for everything. Cut out of a lot when our chose to deploy Other palestinians as as interlocutors. But no one else had is sort of durability and longevity and mastery of the negotiating record saw saab so those. Three points are critical. If there were no sabra caught in the in the event israelis and palestinians ever get into negotiation with one other than that serious real. You can have to invent one. You can have to find so barucha and you concerned that there isn't one on the horizon. I mean you know. I think the problem that separates israelis and palestinians say so fundamental goes beyond the level of. Could you find talented saab ran. The negotiations support unit tremendously talented younger palestinian analysts and lawyers who did a lot of the work To support him No the problem. The problem between israelis and palestinians. I mean we should be so lucky that we would confront the problem At there's no sob erica. The problems between israelis and palestinians now much more fundamental So i miss a really will because there's no one else quite like him honestly. That's why you are reconcile. I'm sorry. I was just gonna say. How do you reconcile that that perception that a lot of people certainly in israel have of him very different character than you might think runways what most people saw saab was the public side. His own colleagues described him as mr cnn complement. Our fought deployed him with the media. Because you needed somebody to be deployed with the media. His colleagues described him sometimes as the american because of his facility with english and his contacts with us i think people saw a side of saw caught one side in only one side and That's number one number two look. Let's be clear the fact that he had no independent base of operations outside of jericho that he lacked the street. Cred of a lan or jibril rajoub meant that he his room to maneuver in.
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Extension to a certain extent. Where part of me now. We maybe west bankers in gazans But we we. We're we owe appeal allegiance and they speak for us and over the years. Saab has said some particularly with respect to the medium. A lot of things that were. I think highly exaggerated and extremely passionate and annoyed angered a lot of people. I have to say the two points i would make about. Sauber cut number one is no one in. The palestinian side without exception demonstrated more of a commitment to peaceful negotiations and reconciliation with israel than saw bureaucrat. And i can't stress this point enough. He really believed in this. It was not a talking point. And i think over the years When the rest of us more or less abandoned the notion that a two state solution was in the cards anytime soon. Saab continued to hope and maintain his faith in the capacity of negotiations to deliver. And i remember in two thousand eighteen when he and his lung transplant visiting him after the after he was released from the hospital made a remarkable recovery. Doctors were stunned that within eight days. He was out of the hospital. We tal- out pretty extraordinary. I didn't know that saab said to me. You know what what kept me alive and what keeps me live now is at my work is not finished in you know. I found it really quite remarkable that he maintained this faith. That was the first point the second is he was the only only palestinian official negotiator with whom we dealt that Really did it did his homework. I mean he mastered. These negotiations is his. Fluency in english is capacity to deal with american idioms his knowledge of drafting and text and remember samuel goldwyn mayer. One said that an oral agreement isn't worth the paper. It's written on fight if you want to get serious about negotiations. At some point you know oral understandings. Don't cut. it got a draft and these texts require enormous skill I'm i'm just thinking of your zinger on the israeli side of who is probably one of the most talented lawyers that i've ever met an brilliant negotiator. You'll have a lot of respect for saab. And i think saab was the only palestinian who frankly spent the time mastering the details of these texts. Sometimes it was skill it's op took to a fault. Because he was operating within pretty narrow constraints and parameters of his bosses i yasser then maputo possible muslim and there were plenty of times when he annoyed us and frustrated us Because i think it was clear at at one point that During several important moments in negotiations saab hit capacity because of his knowledge of the negotiating process. The texts to turn our fought one way or the other. But in the end he had no independent base of operations Which is the final point. I would make about saab you know. Most of the other peel officials had credentials that sob did not have they were organization men. They were palestinians who spent most of their political lives in die aspe- some were associated with violence. The security chiefs been to jail which had like a hundred credibility. And you know if you want is not a. it's not a criticism mccaw stinian side. It's it's a. I think it's it's simply a reality. That credibility comes from The moon the moon model. The struggle.
"aaron david" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge
"Welcome to the mccomb. Israel teachers lounge podcast but we connect students and listeners. To what's happening in israel and give you insight behind the headlines. I am your host michael burke as always with co host. Alan goldman. how's it going allen. Okay all right good well. You always say you're honored to introduce our guests but this time we definitely mean it. Would you please introduce our guest. Allen typically honored and privileged. Dr david miller who is a senior fellow at the carnegie endowment for international peace and a former state department middle east analysts negotiator and republican and democratic administrations is also at cnn global affairs analyst and the author most recently of the end of greatness. Why america can't have and doesn't want another great president. That and dr miller can join us today of his busy schedule. Very very honored. We really appreciate. How are you. duck. Miller we're fine. Have i actually. Don't use the word doctor. Though when i got my phd. In nine hundred seventy seven. I attended a conference in la and I was all puffed up. And i i i did name on the ticket was dr miller. You can imagine where this is going. So the plane takes off. And they were called stewardesses. They're not flight. Attendants suit is comes. Back into. Dr miller and i of course percocet. Yes with me. I said why to. There's a guy in first class weaving. He's having a heart attack. So i decided at that moment seriously. I'm not proud of my phd. It's wonderful but i don't use that. I just don't use it so you'd prefer we just aaron. Aaron is fine. Okay erin it is great and we invited you today because you are somebody who was in the room for the most major When america's was involved in negotiating between israelis and palestinians. You're one of those people across six administration. So you short new cyber kat. I saw your. You joined others in. That is we just wanted to know your thoughts about the loss of the individual and what it means for the region. I mean i'm not. I'm really not against an objective observer. On sab i know he has his detractors. And my my twitter feed in response to that statement And some of the other suburbs seems pretty a pretty hard really harsh unfair comments on twitter. That's weird very hard. Very harsh about sub Yeah right it's a it's a twitter. Wonderful medium for enlightened restrained discourse saban. I were friends. I met him in nearly eighties when we were helping Then secretary of state. James baker put together the madrid. Peace conference developed personal relationship with saab over the years he had been in my home in washington. I had been his and jericho his kids at least two of them. went to seeds of peace conflict resolution coexistence organization that i actually Ran for three years. Saab was on the advisory board When my daughter. Jen was in israel writing what i still think is the best book for introduction to for young young americans On israeli palestinian conflict he really cared for her and took care of her. So i had a personal relationship with suburb beyond that i mean saab was controversial in many respects. Baker was more than annoyed that madrid he. He adorned his himself with the kafir wrapped around his shoulders. Probably as an effort even though are our fight was not there to basically say. Don't misunderstand we are.
President Trump presides over a reshaping of Middle East power dynamic
"The White House was trying to resolve the Israeli Palestinian conflict with the quote deal of the century, but the Palestinians were not among those signing the so called Abraham Accords today. It was the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates in Bahrain, agreeing to open diplomatic and economic ties with Israel. President Trump's staged an elaborate ceremony to mark the occasion were here this afternoon to change the course of history. After decades of division and conflict, we marked the dawn of a new Middle East. Neither Bahrain nor the United Arab Emirates were at war with Israel. They had been working quietly together to counter Iran. Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, thanked the the US US president, president, You You have have unequivocally unequivocally stood stood by by Israel Israel side. side. You You have have boldly boldly confronted confronted the the tyrants tyrants of of Tehran. Tehran. You've proposed a realistic vision for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, Palestinian see the deal's as a betrayal by their Arab allies and an effort by the Trump administration to undermine the Arab peace initiative. That plan calls for normalization with Israel after the Israeli Palestinian conflict is resolved. The Trump Administration took a different approach, says Aaron David Miller of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. They reserved all the honey for Israel in the key Arab states and all the vinegar for the Palestinians. The idea is that as Arab states normalize ties with Israel and get big arms deals with the U. S. They will put pressure on the Palestinians to make peace with Israel on terms more favourable to Netanyahu. Miller says It's known as the outside in approach, and he recalls numerous conversations about this with Trump's son in law and advisor Jared Kushner. It was just easier for them. It was more attractive for them. It was much more in keeping with the pro Israeli sensibilities both for political reasons, and in the case of Mr Questioner and others emotionally To align themselves with the eyes outside in approach. It's starting to pay off. But the Trump administration is still short of its ultimate prize, Miller says. Getting Saudi Arabia on board. My only concern is that they have hyped and Who plotted to the point where That may not yet be wanted. But if other Arab states join the party, particularly the Saudis, then I think you've got something that will be much more enduring. The Arab foreign minister say they're not turning their backs on Palestinians and Moradi Abdullah bin Zayed, speaking through an interpreter reminded Netanyahu that he agreed to suspend plans to annex parts of the Israeli occupied West Bank. You can look after dark cell. Um thank you for choosing peace and for halting the annexation off Palestinian territories at position that reinforces our shared will To achieve a better future for generations to come. In this time of a pandemic. The men didn't wear masks as they signed their deals with Israel. They did, however, avoid a public handshake. And while the ceremony was taking place at the White House, Palestinian militants in Gaza fired two rockets into southern Israel.
"aaron david" Discussed on Digital Hospitality: A Cali BBQ Media Podcast
"Oh let's Kinda spinoff. This agency thing we're doing with Sean let's make that the main part of the business let's every business can become a Kelly. Barbecue media will. The ideas that people need to understand that it's accessible. Yeah. To have an in house media team. Exactly. Even, if you don't have rising tide, even if you're not here in San Diego wherever you are, you can build it. To reach out in the way that we did to someone like you. Yeah. Because there's plenty of creatives that are just looking for that bridge there. They don't understand what we're talking about every week we talk about it all the time we surround ourselves with people that eat it breathe at love it people like David Meltzer back to the Super Bowl. You're absolutely correct MELTZER's figured out for his own brand. So David Meltzer and his team they're going out and covering what Meltzer's doing the Super Bowl, which is more powerful to all of the sponsors. Then the sponsorship ads that they're paying for in the Super Bowl, which is incredible. It's incredible. It's game changing for people like David and people like Gary, Chuck, and all the other people that are doing that. But. Specifically, if you're in San Diego, the cost to entry to hire a company like rising tides creative, that's fresh new looking for clients. There's never been a better opportunity to spend your marketing content because you have the ability to create back to the basics. Video photos and written word. That's literally that's the basics. People get way too complicated with how long has the video is half an hour video five minute video one minute video at the end of the day you need to tell your story. You need work on the thesis you need to figure out what's the hook point for this video Brandon Kane. Brennan came was on the podcast did an incredible job his next book I can't wait to read it point but tell us when you meet with the client for the first time what should they be looking for on their pillar videos? So if We, go to Josh from American factory wheel, and if you go to his website which mithra media cow Pflueger. Did an incredible job rebuilding his entire entire website But. We did some frequently asked question videos You guys did as well as some about us videos tell us what a what a business owner needs to focus on for the pillar videos of their essentially coming out to the Internet I, mean it's always going to penn whether businesses is like a service based business or something a little more like a restaurant, but essentially, you want identify. What's your. Business Story brand what is something that you know if we're working with someone like Josh Okay? So what what are your Essential Services Josh? What are you building your business on you build it on Rim repair you build it on wheel painting and stuff like that. So we're going to focus around what drives business.
"aaron david" Discussed on Digital Hospitality: A Cali BBQ Media Podcast
"Welcome to digital hospitality I'm your host Sean Walsh up this is Kelly, bbq media production, and today we are here with Aaron Roberts who is the founder of rising tides creative. He's also known to those that have been following the digital hospitality podcast. He and Brandon, are the guys behind the scene at r Kelly Barbecue media crew. So for those of you that are new to the podcast, we have turned a barbecue restaurant into a media company and every single week we tried to bring influencers on we try. To, bring authors on entrepreneurs on anybody that's doing things in the digital space that understand that there are two things that are happening the game within the game. There's an offline world where normal business happens and there's an online world. Digital Hospitality is the blending of both of those worlds. So as a restaurant, we're trying to sell things online. We have third party delivery we're creating content were hiring videography production teams, graphic artists, creatives to help us tell stories to help us with our digital marketing and create digital media. This episodes really exciting because I get to turn the cameras on the guy that's usually behind the camera doing the post production work. So Aaron Welcome to the show. Well, thanks for having me. I'm excited. Definitely a little different with the the lights on you know. Well, it is a lot different than I. Think One of the most valuable things I think our listeners can hear about is your journey as a creative somebody that grew up admiring the work and watching the work that your father did in San Diego in the film industry. How that impacted you to get to the point where you are today because from what I've seen Now, working in the creative space in the agency space is trying to figure out the business side of created s and that's something that I know you're well versed in and I think you can speak to. A voice in understanding of the industry that. Pretty much gets ignored. So tell us a little bit about your upbringing in the in the film industry. Yeah, I mean I. Always tell everybody I grew up on film sets you it's it's been a part of my life sense. As long as I can remember my dad has been in the industry since he was eighteen I mean he got out of high school and got into the ministry he carried around the big old big ass cameras that used to weigh thirty forty pounds one across the country doing. Working for bt going to College Basketball Games College Football Games. He moved his way up to being one of the production managers the guy inside the truck who'd call out all the different camera angles and stuff like that..
Remains of missing Fort Hood soldier identified, lawyer says
"A lawyer for a missing Fort Hood soldier says U. S. Army investigators have positively identified her remains Rachel Ozer Lindley with member station Keira reports. In a statement, the family's lawyer says the army confirmed that the bones, hair and other remains found belonged to Vanessa G. N G N had been missing since April 22nd. Investigators say a male suspect in the case specialist Aaron David Robinson, killed her with a hammer and recruited another woman, Sicily, Aguilar to help him mutilate and hide the body. Robinson shot and killed himself as he was being approached by law enforcement.
"aaron david" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"As missing soldier Vanessa again and now we basically have a pretty good idea what happened, authorities say. Was she? She had been subject, tio sexual harassment and just being treated so terribly. And they're saying she was bludgeoned to death with a hammer. In the armory room where she worked. And then whoever killed her. I think we know who it is, um, took her body out of there and cut it up and burned it. And, I guess put the remains in a shallow grave. And then, of course, the main suspect Ah Aaron David Robinson. He was confronted by investigators and somewhat promptly shot himself to death. There's a woman who is still in custody. Yeah, who they're describing as thie, estranged wife of a former soldier. I would assume normally that it would be Robinson's estranged wife, but they're not saying that. Which makes you wonder how why I how many people knew what happened. And possibly helped. Transport her body and hide her body and all of it. All right, let's take a break, and then we'll do more handle on the news here. It's Kay. If I am 6 40 live everywhere on the I heart radio app. Jennifer Jones. Lee has some news right now. A brush fire between Santa Clarita and Palmdale has scorched at least 1100 acres. 2 to 300 people.
Missing Texas soldier murdered by Army specialist, woman alleges in complaint
"Details emerging tonight about a soldier who went missing from Port Bow, Texas Tonight there's a link to the south suburbs. Private first class Vanesa G and was last seen in April. Suspects are identified. A specialist Aaron David Robinson, from Kelly, met city and his girlfriend, 22 year old Cicely regular. According to a criminal complaint, Angular admitted Robinson told her he killed a female soldier strike here in the head with a hammer at Fort Hood and moving her body to a remote site in Texas regular saying she helped Robinson dismember and dispose of Ganz body. She's now been charged with federal conspiracy to tamper with evidence. Robinson took his own life as investigators closed in. An attorney for Ganz family says she had planned to file a harassment complaint against Robinson. Virgin reached out to a former classmate of Robinson's I was shocked. Then I was sick. And then I was mad because it was it was it was. It was a lot of mixed emotions. He was a cool guy. So far. No comment tonight from Robinson's family.
National signing day tracker: Updates, news
"That today's national signing day but it's kind of the second national signing day there's an early signing period and for a bigger power five type schools most of the work gets done during the early signing period but one player who does sign with Wisconsin date J. one burger he has a running back out of it New Jersey he is considered a four star recruit and consider the fact that Jonathan Taylor left the badgers don't be surprised if this guy does something for a Wisconsin sooner than later Bucks basketball yesterday they were able to pick up a win against the pelicans one twenty one await yada says his fourth straight game with at least thirty points and fifteen rebounds yet thirty four and seventeen it yesterday tomorrow the host the Philadelphia seventy Sixers why have the game a rematch of that Christmas day game or the box got beat up pretty good and in baseball a huge trade the Dodgers get Mookie Betts Aaron David price from Boston Red Sox Dodgers very much look like the favorite in the National League one other baseball note John Pete rose is once again asking commissioner rob Manfred to take him off the ineligible list the argument is trying to make is the players who were involved in the Astros cheating scandal were not punished so therefore kind of retro actively he should be punished for what he did and he should be eligible for the
"aaron david" Discussed on Amanpour
"Wherever were you get your podcasts? So we're going to dig deeper into that proposal with two people who've been in the room before on previous peace negotiations Aaron David Miller who worked for American presidents of both parties and Marwan Washer following the Israeli Jordanian peace treaty. He became Jordan's first ever ambassador. Israel I guess I need to ask you both to comment really on what you just heard from the horse's mouth so to speak because jared Kushner has just put forth the trump administration and the Netanyahu administration's the situation view of why. This is a great deal but Christiane this is really a one state. Solution couched in two state lingo. I mean I mean. The plan plans to annex all of the Jordan Valley all of the settlement blocks all of Jerusalem keeps security control in all of historic Palestine with Israel and then claims that is doubling the land for Palestinians. I mean people are not going to be fooled by semantics. Thinks this is a plan that gives everything today and gives the Palestinians only the chance to negotiate the rest of the West Bank in four years. Should they meet this criteria. It is not a plan for a vibrant solution. And it's not a coincidence that the Palestinian side was not You know in the White House today. With with full respect for the Arab countries that were that they are not living on land they are not the ones involve. The Palestinians Estonians have to be satisfied with with a viable solution to the conflict. Otherwise we truly are looking at a one state solution and not a two state. It should the Palestinians be advised to take this as the basis of something of negotiations and engage with the trump administration. This is not a reasonable plan. This is a farce in my view. No Palestinian Arab can accept a plan that does not include dude. You know part of Jerusalem that does not include the right of return does not include a sort of the majority of the West Donkin Gaza. You cannot take all of these away off the negotiations day but then ask the Palestinians to negotiate for the rest of the seventy percent enter sixty percent of the West Bank. That's not that's not a reasonable solution in my view. This is only formalizing an apartheid system with the Palestinians. Let me turn to Aaron. David Miller who has been your partner in negotiations and as I said so many many American presidents from both sides of the aisle. Can you describe what has just happened. Aaron David Miller. And do you think that this is at at least the basis for future negotiations and answer. What Marwan just said about you know is it? A doubling or an increase in the size of territory offered to the Palestinians unions. What about Jerusalem? The president said that you would proudly build a an embassy in that part of eastern Jerusalem. Not East sure so. I don't know whether that was just a Mississippi. A what what what stood out for you. You know I'm one of those failed peacemakers under both Republican and Democratic administrations that. I think Kushner was referring to and I understand his point At we've tried and and some of our ideas were half-baked Most failed in large part because neither Israelis Palestinians were prepared to make the kinds of decisions. My concern is this Christiane when I Mr Cousteau for the first time I said to him I wish half-jokingly I said I wish my father-in-law is much confidence in me. As your father in law has a new because he's given you mission impossible. I said you can't solve this but you can make it worse and in my judgment and I understand Mr Kushner's points. The importance of pragmatism. Tis impracticality importance of broadening the economic horizons of Palestinians. But the reality is what has happened here. Today in my judgment was not a question of peace making it was largely a question of of politics and the administration once again in my view who is come up with a solution to a problem. We didn't have and in the process made that made that problem even worse there was no reason to put a comprehensive reprehensible settlement plan for Israeli Palestinian peace on the table. Certainly not one that carries as many flaws in draws drawbacks as the one Mr. Kushner proposed as my one knows. This is a fraud enterprise. If they were serious what they would have done is spend the hundreds words of hours that are required to meet separately with the Israelis separately with the Palestinians they would have encouraged both Israelis and Palestinians to sit together and they would have mediated trilateral. Three way talks with the US to try to really understand. The needs and requirements of both sides needs and to create a not an imbalance of power but a balance of interests. They didn't do that and they didn't do it. Because the objective of this plan was not not peacemaking it was in my judgment domestic politics and in that they may have succeeded. They boosted Mr Trump stock as a representative the Republican Party. That is now emerging as the GO-TO party when it comes to supporting Israel they may or may not have boosted. Mister Netanyahu's chances in the next election. Who knows knows? And they fundamentally taken steps to revise a traditional American approach to his really Palestinian peace making which frankly it has failed but isn't doomed to failure. And that's why have a problem as an American with what Mr. Kushner and the trump administration has done. Okay so let me just try to understand some of this I mean to be fair Kushner. And his and his fellow administration compatriots. It worked on this for three years. I understand what you're saying. They haven't maybe sat down with the certainty with the Palestinian side for the requisite number of hours that you say but again it just seems that there is I mean even if you just take this deal out of the equation nothing has worked literally literally nothing. So what is the answer. My one from where you sit and as I said two to Mr. Kushner neither Saudi Arabia the guardian of the Two Holy Mosques the so-called father of the Muslim nations nor Egypt nor the Jordanians the only two Arab countries which have peace deals with Israel. Neither of you in the room for this none of you were in the room for this. What can be done to actually come to a deal? What could this administration? I shouldn't have done particularly given its leverage. And it's helped to bb Netanyahu over the last three years. Well could it have done. Do you think it could have offered offered something which is viable as I said which at least the Palestinians can work would right now. What is being offered is basically saying we are killing the two state solution We are for a one state solution. That is what they are saying. And I think in that in that case if that is indeed need what Israel and what the United States wants to do then the Palestinians are going to demand equal rights in the state that controls them and then the international community that Mr. Kushner talked about the international community. If a two-state solution dies is not going to stand still and watch an apartheid system indefinitely if people want equal rights I think the American Congress the American people The international community. It's not going to stand aside if people demand equal rights and don't get them that is what we are talking about. If there if the two state solution a skilled as I think it has been already okay so I wanted to ask you this. I want to put this sound bite from Benjamin Netanyahu the Israeli prime minister because President Trump specifically called upon your King King Abdullah of Jordan to monitor and manage the Alexa Moss and he also talked about is you know formalizing Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley which far as I can tell in any of the peace plan wasn't on the table. This is what Benjamin Netanyahu has said it stipulates that Israel will retain security control in the entire area west of the Jordan River thereby giving Israel a permanent eastern border a permanent eastern border to defend ourselves across our longest mortar. This there's something we've long to have. We.
"aaron david" Discussed on Amanpour
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"aaron david" Discussed on Amanpour
"I don't know about East in Jerusalem but nonetheless if that happens this weekend is that with the approval of the United States. I don't believe that's going to happen this weekend. At least not as far or as I know but a again a lot of these areas Just the reality is that Israel's they're and they're and they're not leaving. There's never been a deal where they've contemplated doing it and it's not pragmatic I'm not looking at the world as it existed in nineteen sixty seven. I'm looking at the world as it exists in two thousand twenty. You have five million Palestinians who are really trapped because a bad leadership. So what we've done is we've we've created an opportunity for their leadership to either Caesar not if they if they screw up this opportunity which again they have a perfect track record of missing opportunities If they screw this up I think that they will have a very hard time. Looking the international community in the face saying they're victims saying they have rights. This is a great deal for them if they if they come onto the table and to go sheet I think they can get something. Excellent work through it. Sorry go ahead. Yeah I just wanted to ask you know. My time is somewhat limited. But Benjamin Netanyahu paid US specifically great tribute and said that the state of Israel owes you a great debt of gratitude however other Israelis former negotiators people who also also Israeli and Jewish patriots. People who've been ministers in previous Israeli cabinets have said today at least one of them. You'll see Belan. This is not a deal. Deal for Israel. Why are we celebrating it? Maybe for one party in one segment of Israeli society but he said trump has said you can take it all take whatever you want. Jordan Valley Settlements Jerusalem. Take a lot of it annex. It all this will give us one state where we will be the minority onto so that other people have said that today on the idea of state solution not being viable anymore I appreciate you. Give them the opportunity to talk about these things things because when we talk about you know random individuals who don't have a lot of say or maybe knowledge or who tried and failed jared negotiates Israeli cabinet. Miss Okay. How did he do with his negotiations? This thing is as screwed up as it's ever been Christian so look I've been getting criticized for last couple years by all the people who have tried and failed for not not doing this the same way that That they have okay. We've put a real offer on the table. Today we have a unified Israel getting both general and Prime Minister Netanyahu to come to the White House is a historic achievement. What I would encourage people to do is try to divorce yourself from all of the history? That's happened over the years and read this plan. Look at the map and say day two questions in mind number one. Does this make the lies with the Palestinian people much better. The answer is unquestionably. Yes the second question. When does this compromise? Israel's security or does this make Israel much more secure and the answer is unquestionably. Doing this deal makes Israel much more secure why why because it gives them a defensible territory. It reduces tension in the region and it gives them the ability now now that they've agreed to this you're going to see them becoming less and less isolated internationally and you're you're gonNA see more and more pressure put on Palestinian leadership to do it but we've look right now. What's Palestinian leadership? You're talking about them like they're great diplomats. What are they calling for? They're calling for a day have rage. Who Do you know that runs a state? When they don't get what they want? They call for a day of rage. That's not how people who are capable of running a state work so again. The Palestinian leadership have to ask themselves a question. DO THEY WANNA have state. Do they want to have a better life if they do. We have created a framework for them to have it. And we're going to treat them in a very respectable manner if they don't and then they're gonNA screw up another opportunity. They've screwed up every other opportunity that they've ever had in their existence legit again. I just Christiane. We're pragmatists where realist. I'm focused on a lot of problems here in America. The reason why this is important is because this conflict has been has been something that's been used to stoke extremism in the region for a long time. We're doing in a good job of cleaning out a lot of the mosques and restoring the ideology and working with our partners to make sure that people are doing it. But what we've done today will make it much easier. For Israel to normalize relations with people who does not have a relationship with the Arab world. It will allow Moslems who have wanted to pray at the mosque to start coming to the Al Aqsa Mosque. And I think it has. It's the world in a region that's been stuck have the ability to move forward and I'll just say this which is a final thing right. You've been covering this for a very long time. And if somebody was successful I wouldn't be dealing with this and I wouldn't have this additional responsibility to the other things I have. I think that people should try to be optimistic. I think they should root for peace to be successful and I think they should hope that it what happens and again if people WANNA be wise people figure out why this is complicated or why it could fail. There's a million reasons you could do but you know great leaders like President Trump. What he does is he? You try to find a way to push things forward and doesn't let the ankle biters of the naysayers let their negativity drive it forward so again. We're fighting against a lot of emotion and the way we did that is by putting running out an eighty page logical plan. We've put out a map. We've gotten Israel to make historic concessions. We've unifies Israel. I don't know the guy you're mentioning about but we have gaunt's and Bibo showing up the two most popular people in Israel who lead the two biggest parties right now and they both agreed to negotiate on the basis and see. This is a big step forward. So I'm sorry if you you don't if you don't accept this as a major opportunity for Palestinians and a major step forward. I think you have unrealistic expectations and again you're probably stuck with the people who have been busy easy turning this into a cottage industry and not solving this problem. I assume you're not actually addressing me directly so I will put those issues Jenner. I will those this questions I can assure you to. The Palestinian leadership will interview the Prime Minister Tomorrow and we will put some of those issues to obviously the world is also waiting to raise. He's that fifty billion dollars that you promise to the Bahrain conference which the Arab states have not yet ponied up and that is a Christian like to say that first first of all I've had discussions with a lot of the countries on that the money is definitely there. I have soft commitments for most of it. But it's subject to them having a regime where you could actually invest. You can invest in a place that doesn't have property rights that doesn't have governance. You need a place. That's free terror. Would all the business people were saying that conferences were dying to help the Palestinian people we we have a lot of money. We're willing to invest but we can't invest in a place where we're scared of terrorism. You can't invest judiciary. You don't have freedom of France you don't have human rights when you when you interview President boss tomorrow ask them about. I'm going to be interviewing the prime minister one. I'm being deviant for him to go and I'm getting the hard rock from your people but we did say we're going to ask you you another question of the day as you know. Many observers have have have mentioned the elephant in the room that the president of the United States is under impeachment and under the trial in the Senate. The Prime Minister of Israel is under indictment for corruption and all sorts of other things. You are the wrangler for the president's defense. How do you think kids going? Do you think John Bolton will be called. And what do you think about witnesses right so I would like to say that since the impeachment started till now the president's residents risen about seven points in the polls I think are today just came out and said that he had his the highest number ever. Unless I with what's going on in Israel but what I can tell you here is that from the day that president trump got into office. They've been talking about impeaching him. They tried to investigate him with the Russia thing. How many stories on CNN you had the accused me of treason and all these different crazy things? Which I came out right away? I testified for twenty hours and then poof all of a sudden. It's like nothing ever happened right. There's a lot of dirty stuff in politics and again president trump is an outsider. He came to Washington promising to do things. A lot of people in Washington. Don't like it. He's keeping his promises. He's created over seven million jobs. He's taken millions of Americans off of food stamps and out of poverty. Our economies never been stronger and so president trump he he. We have a team that deals with the impeachment. Because it's a it's a nuisance but the reality is we have a lot the people today tomorrow. We're signing MCA. The largest trade deal history of the world deal with Mexico and Canada. We signed a historic trade deal with China just a couple of weeks ago so while all the Democrats are busy going crazy trying to impeach the president he's out creating opportunities for the American people and making the world a much better place so I'll be honest with you. It's really doesn't doesn't take a lot of our time and quite frankly also seeing it on TV ratings they continue to go down and down. And I'm glad we get to do this interview now because if people are watching impeachment. I'm sure they'd be bored out of their minds. Maybe maybe ratings would go up if they saw you. You're very good spokesman for the president. You didn't answer my question about how the defense is going with John. Bolton will be called but will love for another day I appreciate it will. I can answer that. The defense is going great. Honestly I feel like again. It's very easy to defend when they don't really have any legitimate accusations against you so we're very pleased with the defense we feel like again. The president's been totally vindicated. He's done nothing wrong gear and we're very excited to go back to try to do the business of the American people all right and we're GONNA turn back to the Middle East peace proposal that you have unveiled. Thanks for joining us from the White House..
First I Met My Children, Then My Girlfriend... They're Related.
"Didn't meet my girlfriend Jessica until twelve years years after our daughter Alice was born. Let me explain nearly twenty five years ago. I returned from a year of teaching English abroad moved in with my mother and Dan lacking prospects began driving a cab one day I saw newspaper ad seeking healthy men eighteen to thirty five to participate in a seaman donation program program. Donors is the standard industry word yet. Virtually all of us are paid forty dollars. A pop is what I received in Nineteen ninety-four I applied to sell my sperm and sold twice weekly for a year at the time I was in a long distance relationship so the seemed like a good outlet when I told my mother other she presciently wondered aloud. 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In the twenty tens a couple of years ago began seeing ads for twenty three and me a service that analyzes your saliva spit in a test tube and mail it off for analysis and provides you with information about ancestry health and DNA gives the opportunity was obvious but I I assumed the odds of finding my children were low. I procrastinated for months before curiosity and urged to know them made me order a kit mm-hmm. I got my results back and boom. I had a son Bryce. His full name was unusual enough that I- easily googled him and the picture churn resembled me enough that I felt confident this senior geography major was mine mine guessing he had been notified of my existence by twenty three and me. I mold for a week before finally putting fingers to keyboard dear bryce. I wrote I recently joined twenty three and me and found you listed as my son son so I believe myself to be your biological father. I hope may existence isn't a shock and wonder whether you joined in the hopes of connecting with me. My letter letter continued awkwardly from they're giving him a brief sketch of my life. Bryce replied almost instantly dad. I cannot express how excited I am to be hearing ring from you. I did join twenty three and me hoping that you would have already done so and was upset to see you. Hadn't this is amazing though and I'm so happy I'm one of six of of your children that I'm aware of and in contact with I'm twenty years old and live on Long Island but I'm studying in upstate New York. Dad I was briefly concerned. That bryce might have some fatherly expectations of being show up on my doorstep but my worries were unfounded. It's it's a brave new world and we're all struggling with the terminology more important six children yikes. I did some Napkin. Math based on the number of samples provided the odds of conception and estimated that I may have as many as sixty seven children bryce connected me with Madeline nineteen upon viewing her facebook page. I had my first parental thought ever. My daughter should put some more clothes on. I may be biased but I found my children to to be ridiculously attractive. I felt a sudden need to share their photos with all the ex girlfriends who chose not to marry procreate with me a few months later a new. DNA relative appeared on twenty three and me Alice age eleven her mother. Jessica wrote me a note. She and her performer partner had each given birth to one daughter conceived with my spur. They broke up years ago but had been raising both girls together until recently. When the other mother moved away away with the daughter she'd given birth to Justin I began to chat online. She knew a lot about buying sperm and self impregnating which was fascinating for meat alert as it turns out. It was more difficult than my role masturbating in Newark. She also no longer identified as lesbian in and was dating a man who incredibly had my same first and middle names Aaron David with a similar mono-syllabic last name. Had there been a mix up at the bureau. Eero boyfriends was either one who was supposed to be dating her. My children and I exchanged written biographies. Braces showed me how little I know of a young adult culture and reminded me that wants twenties are difficult to decade. matty's revealed a keen understanding of her upbringing in the parts of it. She would like to break week from but it was alice's entitled a series of Awkward Events separated by snacks that floored me her biography. A fee was a hodgepodge of lists and memories written under duress mom right or death favorite color black like my soul all favorite holiday Halloween because candy and murder. She liked Alfred Hitchcock films. Basically she wrote. I'm an angsty exte- teen in a child's body. This kid's eleven a plan developed for Bryce and Matty to come to Seattle for a couple of weeks in in the summer. Jess and Alison lived a few hours south and would drive up. I figured meeting my children was going to be the closest thing I ever have to a wedding. So I decided to host host a party I had told my news to a few people but most learned of it from the meet my kids party facebook invitation featuring photos of Bryce Mattie and Alice Alice the shock value was high genetics. Good luck or force of circumstance. I loved my children right away. They haven't uncanny any aura of Minas. Bryce is shy but sharp and obsessed with memes in a way I might have been had. I grown up gency. Alice has little use for adults colts as I still don't Mattie especially has my sense of humor and is locking gazes with her my brain explode but then we laugh at the party we played a nature versus nurture question and answer game and discovered we were all quite liberal and that none of us believed in God awed none of them however sleeps with a pillow between their knees as I have long done the first time Justin I found ourselves alone. We hugged at length in a way entirely inappropriate for people who had just met just says I have mannerisms that remind her of both her daughters and thus felt instantly comfortable with me aw whether we were pawns of fate or unwitting participants in a Chromosomal e arranged marriage Jessica quickly bonded. I deployed my bureau of boyfriends mix up line to a grudging but sweet reception during the vacation she and I easily fell into the mom and dad role for Bryce Mattie and Alice Alice. We soon had jokes and tease each other about our foibles just like any family. I even gave Bryce and Mattia lecture about smoking at the end of the visit. Bryce somehow managed to get jess analysis kicked out of the House. They were renting by climbing onto the roof to retrieve toy so I invited them to stay with me. Meanwhile they figured things out. What just soon figured out was that she wanted to keep staying with me. Alice roller is as if she'd been tricked into a traditional family arrangement while twenty-three in me is not generally considered a dating site Justin. I are grateful to the technology that has made our backward formed relationship relationship possible. We have a lot of questions about love and genetics and whether we would have felt this connection had we met in a more conventional way. Our Bond has survived live the how cool is this face. We still enjoy cyber monitoring my other progeny and speculating about how many more me emerge I'm up to ten now. I've had some contact act with the new ones mothers but haven't made plans to meet yet. Mattie liked the west coast and us and recently moved into our place. We're hoping to lure bryce back to