Lebanese Shiite cleric urges dialogue with Jews

By
April 20, 2009 19:28

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Lebanon's most influential Shiite Muslim cleric has renewed his call for a dialogue between Muslims and Jews to promote world peace. Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah stresses that Islam recognizes Judaism and rejects any offense against Jews or Christians in any Arab or Muslim country. His statement also says Israel should still be confronted for its occupation of Arab lands. Monday's statement said Fadlallah made the call for a Muslim-Jewish dialogue during a meeting with a delegation of German intellectuals, businessmen and journalists who visited him at his residence south of Beirut. Fadlallah, 73, is the main religious authority for Lebanon's estimated 1.2 million Shiites, the country's largest sect, and has followers throughout the Middle East.

Related Content

Hassan Nasrallah
August 19, 2018
Houthi rebels meet with Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah

By ANNA AHRONHEIM