August 9, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - In an article entitled Arab Students Meet Jews and Judaism Head On" the Jewish Exponent reports on a five week seminar on "religious pluralism" which was organized by the State Department and the American Embassy together with the Dialogue Institute of Temple University and the International Center for Contemporary Education. The program will bring 19 Middle Eastern students to Temple University
According to the Exponent, "When asked if her encounter with Jews and Judaism had affected her views about Israel, Shiha, a student at Ain Shams University in Cairo, stated in crisp English that the words "Israel" and "Zionism" "fill my head with awful thoughts."… Most of the other 19 participants expressed similar sentiments, raising questions about whether the majority of the Arab world will ever accept Israel." [source, http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/21642%20/]
The participants had been vetted by the American Embassy and were among what passes for an "educated elite" in Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq.
Once again the absurdity of interfaith dialogue has been exposed for the sham that it is - a one way conversation which Islamists exploit to spread the acceptance of Shari'a.
That government backing and taxpayer dollars are being used to promote such sham undertakings should be a cause of great concern.
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