|In the unity of our nations rests the glorious future of our peoples.
|Jewish & Muslim Celebration Evening|
|By Admin *|
|Monday, 22 October 2007|
Sunday 21st October 2007 - Iraqi refugees sat together with Israeli ex-pats. Iranian grandparents were alongside Palestinians and Israelis as everybody listened appreciatively to ‘Shir la Shalom’ being sung by the Topaz Jewish Choir. A poetry recital given by Fathieh Saudi and Kerry Fleur-Schleiter followed, as did the Muslim call to prayer. Musicians, peace activists and dignitaries of differing faith groups were mixed together for an evening that had been inspired by an Israeli living in London, Yael Lindenboim, and hosted by the Universal Peace Federation at its premises in Lancaster Gate.
The Mayor of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, Cllr Liquat Ali (right in photo) and the Speaker of the Borough of Hackney, Cllr Faizullah Khan, (2nd from right) both gave an account of the value of Ramadan to their lives and an Iraqi born Jewish businessman, Edwin Shuker, (3rd from right) spoke of the value Sabbath and High Holy Days. A peace activist called Hilde Rapp spoke of the commonality of all that she had heard from the other speakers.