New joint Jewish-Muslim council arises to combat growing religious tensions in U.S.
- The American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Society of North America announced the formation of the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council.
- The Council will advocate on behalf of religious minorities on issues of concern, including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, immigration, and civil rights policy.
- Co-chaired by Stanley Bergman and Farooq Kathwari, the 31-person Council includes religious, business, and academic leaders from across the political spectrum.
“Trump Effect: Jewish and Muslim Organizations Form New Alliance” (Haaretz)
“New Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council Gears Up To Work With Trump Administration” (The Huffington Post)
“A new council will unite Jewish and Muslim-American groups in a US alliance after the election” (Quartz)
(Image Credit: Deanna Dent/Reuters, via Quartz)