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US rabbi wants to hold Holocaust commemoration in Ramallah

Marc Schneier says he is “working on some very significant events to take place within Muslim countries.”

One of the American Jewish community’s most visible proponents of Muslim-Jewish dialogue has announced that he would like to organize a Holocaust memorial ceremony next year in the Palestinian Authority capital of Ramallah.

It is an “existential challenge now to identify Muslim leaders that will stand with us shoulder to shoulder that will stand up for the Jewish community and will defend the Jewish community and I am telling you those leaders exist,” Rabbi Marc Schneier, president of the New York-based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding told The Jerusalem Post.

As part of that effort he stated that he is “working on some very significant events to take place within Muslim countries” on International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015, which falls on January 27.

While holding commemorations in Jewish communities is important, it is also “preaching to the converted” and given that Holocaust denial is a problem in the Muslim world it is supremely important to hold “significant commemorations that will take place in the capitals of Muslim countries.”

Source: JP


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