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Abdelwahab Hechiche

What Jews should know about Islam and Muslims

(Paris: Publisud, 2002), 247 pp.;
€ 29,06, ISBN: 2-86600-884-7 Order No. 102230600

The Jewish-Muslim dialogue is still at an embryonic stage in the beginning 21st century. For this reason Abdelwahab Hechiche has extended his commitment to Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian peace to a more urgent, and more global need for a better Jewish-Muslim understanding. Hechiche systematically analyses the evolution of Muslim's perception of Judaism and Jews throughout the centuries. Based on a selection of verses of the Quran, the author pleads for an inter-faith dialogue and he supports a genuine religious diversity.

Abdelwahab Hechiche grew up in a cosmopolitan and multi-confessional environment in Tunisia; he studied at the Sorbonne and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Faculty of Law in Paris. Here he received the Prix de la Vocation from La Fondation de la Vocation for his early commitment to peace in the Middle East. He was an intern at the United Nations, a visiting Fulbright Scholar in Virginia and Florida and for the last three decades he has been a member of the faculty of the University of South Florida, and twice a Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies of Harvard University. He participated in the summer sessions of the Euro-Arab University and in activities of the US Interreligious Committee for Peace in the Middle East and he co-operated with the American Jewish Committee's inter-faith activities.

Pub052; Language: English; Areas: religion, Judaism, Islam; Region: global