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Monday, December 10, 2007

Muslims celebrate Hanukkah with Jews

http://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2007/12/muslims-celebrate-hanukkah-with-jews.html

In your face, Christopher Hitchens
 
Muslim clerics light Hanukkah candles

Delegation of Muslim clerics arrives in Israel as part of initiative launched by Simon Wiesenthal Center. Clerics' will visit Sderot, Western Wall and light holiday candles with yeshiva students. Project founder: 'Not every Muslim is a Hamas terrorist'
 
Koby Nahshoni Published:  12.09.07, 23:32 / Israel Jewish Scene 
 
 
While Hanukkah is usually touted as a symbol of steadfast Jewish resistance against invading foreign cultures, this year some are utilizing the festival of lights to bridge the void between different faiths.
 
A delegation of Indonesian Muslim clerics arrived in Israel Monday night (less than a day before Hanukkah) with the expressed intend of "getting to know the Jewish people a little bit better." The visit is part of an initiative launched by the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC).

The clerics visited the rocket-battered town of Sderot as well as the Western Wall in the Old City in Jerusalem and took part in a festive Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony with yeshiva students in Kiryat Shmona.
 


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