LONDON — Jewish and Muslim leaders in the United Kingdom issued a joint statement, calling for peace in the Middle East and “constructive dialogue” between the two groups in Britain.
“In spite of the situation in the Middle East, we must continue to work hard for good community relations in the UK. We must not import conflict. We must export peace instead,” read the statement issued last week by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Muslim Council of Britain.
Called “unprecedented” by the London-based Jewish Chronicle, the statement also contends that “the targeting of civilians is completely unacceptable and against our religious traditions.”
The statement condemned “any expression of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia or any form of racism,” including during rallies and on social media.