Cherie Blair, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, was kind enough to give me a few minutes at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative to talk about her partnership with Hani Masri and the Tomorrow’s Youth Organization in Nablus, Palestine.
Blair and Masri have teamed up to help provide women who move beyond the educational program of TYO with support and counseling to start their own businesses and to pursue other economic opportuinities.
Former President Bill Clinton highlighted this partnership and the work they were doing as part of the stakeholder commitments in a viable Palestine that have to happen if there is going to be any alternative future there.
As Masri told me in an interview that I will soon be posting, Palestinians can’t wait for the Israelis to stop the humiliation of the Occupation, or for the politicians and George Mitchell to succeed, to improve their condition.
I realize that the visual quality of the video is not what it should be — but bad lighting and inexperience of this blogger with the camera are to blame. I still think that the message is important and should be heard. I’ll be posting the Hani Masri video soon.
These interviews were part of a project sponsored by the new blog, The Palestine Note.
— Steve Clemons