Someone at the MacArthur Foundation thought Dave Moss and Joel Braunold should meet. Thank goodness they did because it resulted in this highly informative (and particularly Jewish) episode of Wine Grants. Joel runs the Alliance for Middle East Peace which is a coalition of dozens and dozens of on the ground peace-building organizations inside Israel and Palestine. Each organization pays member dues to Joel and he, amongst other activities, lobbies for them on Capitol Hill. Over the past few years he has been able to increase the amount of government funding to this important sector and he stopped by the booth to drink some kosher wine from his families’ home town in Israel and to tell us about lobbying the government on behalf of a nonprofit sector.