If you checked out the recent Farmar interview from our friends over at AM570, you’ve probably heard Farmar is in Israel on a peace mission. Jordan checked in with NBA.com on his progress.
NBA.com: Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar, in partnership with the Peres Center for Peace, is hosting basketball clinics for Israeli and Palestinian children in Israel throughout the week. The trip serves as a follow up to Farmar’s visit to the Seeds of Peace camp in Maine last week. Seeds of Peace uses sports to bring together Israeli and Palestinian children. The children play different sports together, and discuss the shared problems and challenges in their daily lives.
Farmar checked in with NBA.com and talked about his experience thus far.
Getting Started in Israel: We started today by taking a tour of Jerusalem and the Old City. We saw the Western Wall, the City of David, and the different sections of the Old City; the Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Armenian quarters. I’ve been to Israel before, but I’ve never seen it in such depth and with this perspective. It was cool to get different views, and get this history of Jerusalem and Israel from the start – through the different time periods, rulers, religions and cultures that shaped the country.