Scholars at Cairo’s Al-Azhar lift ban on dialogue with Jews

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
November 25, 2010 00:47




Scholars at the oldest Islamic university in the world issued a proclamation on Tuesday that lifted an ancient ban on dialogue with Jews, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The statement drafted by Sheikh Fawzi al-Zifzaf, chairman of the permanent committee for dialogue at Al- Azhar University in Cairo, was read during a gathering of senior faith and political leaders at Parliament in London.


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