One can exhaust the resources of the thesaurus trying to come up words to describe Dr. Gershon Baskin — determined, stubborn, resolute, resilient, indefatigable.
Not to mention very, very optimistic.
All such attributes are key assets to anyone interested in promoting peace, especially peace between Israelis and Palestinians, arguably the world’s thorniest and most intractable conflict.
If any individual is a match for that conflict, it’s Baskin. He is one very determined peace promoter, but not of the simplistic variety. Catchy slogans like “give peace a chance” and bumper sticker platitudes like “visualize world peace” are not his cup of tea.