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Bringing Muslims and Jews together

Sharon Berger
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Bringing Muslims and Jews together

Published: 21 May 2023

Last updated: 5 March 2024

Modelling the amazing friendship of Rami and Bassam Muslims and Jews from across Sydney met and ate together

The exceptional friendship between Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan inspired Sydney Jews and Muslims to meet and get to know each other better. Muslims from a number of countries ate and talked with Sydney Jews after listening to Rami and Bassam’s powerful story.

That evening a sell-out crowd was raptured by their conversation with Michaela Kalowski in Darling Harbour.

One of the most important messages they share, especially with audiences who want to know how they can make a difference, is “We dont want you to be pro-Israel or pro-Palestinian but we demand that you are pro-peace and against injustice.”

You can catch them in Arabic (with English subtitles)on SBS Arabic https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/watch/2199113795747

About the author

Sharon Berger

Sharon Berger is the Events & Partnerships Manager at TJI. Sharon is a former journalist for The Jerusalem Post, Reuters, the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Australian Jewish News.

The Jewish Independent acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and strive to honour their rich history of storytelling in our work and mission.

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