It is Friday, the 21st of March 2008, and I am in Haifa, Israel on business. I have stopped for a moment to think about this remarkable day.
Today is Naw-Ruz, marking the New Year in the Baha’i Faith. Jews here in Israel are celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim, which dates to the Old Testament. It is Good Friday for Christians around the world. In the Islamic Faith, the birthday of Muhammad is being observed on this day.
There was a full moon over Haifa last night, Israeli fighter jets overhead and two U.S. Navy warships in the harbor.