Well, it will take a change in the teachers' self-perceptions and in their skills, because I think that goes hand-in-hand. If we say that skills of leadership would include being able to see a broader reality than what is right in front of your eyes, that's one thing that a leader needs and that would be something that teachers need. Also, the ability to cope with changing times, the different perspectives, and the messages that have to come across, not the political messages.
I don't mean that a teacher has to say we have to give up 63% of the land here in return for that, that's not what I'm talking about. Besides having the knowledge, you have to have the skills to do something with that knowledge and the communication skills to get that message across. I think that that is a very important task of a leader, and definitely of a teacher, and people who are working with young people today. We can see into the future, you can have a vision. There can be a time when things are different for us as people, for our region, for you as children, for us as Israelis, or as Palestinians. I think that you have to have the skills to try and get that message across and to maintain it when you are being threatened. So that's one thing that has to happen.
But it also has to happen on a societal level. The decision-makers, the politicians have to recognize the role of the teachers. If everyone keeps coming up with their different political plans of what should be included in the peace process, and no one includes educators at that table, as to what do the educational institutes need to do, how do you need to train teachers, how do you need to train principals, how do you need to change the curriculum, not even define what that curriculum is, do you evaluate it, how often do you evaluate it, what do you need to include, those are things that have to be an integral part of the process. The politicians that sit down to draft those agreements have to start to put that in. I haven't seen that yet, in any agreement or any proposed agreement. I think it has to happen from both sides. Obviously maybe I can have more of an impact on teachers, but we've also drafted language for an annex at least to relate to some of the issues that have to be addressed on an educational basis. We're working on that also, but I think that is less our expertise.