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Jews, Evangelicals Reach Out to Sunni Gulf Arab Leaders

posted on February 5, 2019

The Associated Press’s Aya Batrawy reports, “Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent U.S. rabbis and Christian evangelicals, who are seeking stronger recognition of Israel through closer ties with Muslim figures and Arab leaders. These merged interests come as Arab leaders look to strengthen ties with the Trump administration through his evangelical base of supporters.” Rabbi Marc Schneier, founder of the Hampton Synagogue in New York, is working to build dialogue between Muslims and Jews in the region. He gave a weekend sermon to Jews in Dubai, and has underscored the growing acceptance of Judaism in the Gulf Arab States.

Read at The Associated Press