U.S. Muslim Leaders - November 2017

A delegation of U.S. Muslim Leaders will be traveling in Israel with AJC Project Interchange, in cooperation with AJC’s Muslim-Jewish Relations department. This is the third seminar of U.S. Muslim leaders hosted by Project Interchange since 2015.

The delegation consists of AJC partners in communities around the country, including elected officials and leaders in the business, interfaith, and non-profit communities, and two members of AJC’s Muslim Jewish Advisory Council.

This seminar is designed to build and strengthen relationships between the U.S. Jewish and Muslim communities, and will provide the participants the opportunity to hear from Jewish Israeli, Arab-Israeli, and Palestinian community leaders, academics, and religious officials.

The seminar will highlight topics important to the U.S. Muslim leaders, including religious diversity and interfaith cooperation, human rights, Arab-Israeli society, and co-existence, and will feature the richness within Israel’s politically- and ethnically-diverse society.

The delegation will have the opportunity to participate in Friday Jumma Prayers in Jerusalem and travel to the northern border to learn about Israeli humanitarian aid for victims of the Syrian civil war at Ziv Medical Center.

AJC has a long and successful history of building strong relationships with other religious groups. Locally, nationally, and internationally, AJC partners with Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain communities to combat anti-Semitism and religious extremism.