Full-page advertisements were published in national newspapers today by Jewish and Muslim organizations in solidarity against hatred.
Muslims Against Antisemitism (MAAS) and the Jewish Leadership Council have teamed up to place the ads in major UK newspapers, including Tthere times and The mirror, condemning both anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
The ad also aired this week. Jewish News.
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He calls for a respectful debate amid 267 anti-Semitic incidents reported over the past 17 days, many related to the conflict in Israel and Gaza.
“Jews and Muslims. We’re on the same page, ”says the announcement.
He adds: “At a time when emotions are running high over the desperate situation in the Middle East, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred are alarmingly high around the world and on both sides of the political divide.
“We accept that there are a lot of points of disagreement, no matter which side of the argument we are on. Let’s disagree without hate. Let us negotiate in good faith in search of a just solution. “
“This is what the silent majority stands for,” said Muslims Against Anti-Semitism. “For weeks we have seen the voices of the division speak.”
“Jews and Muslims: We are on the same wavelength, ”said the Jewish Leadership Council. “We say no to anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred.”
The organizations signed the ad with “shalom” and “salaam” respectively – words that share the same root meaning “peace”.
A previous Muslim anti-Semitism ad campaign calling for anti-Jewish hatred went “ viral ” when it appeared in the Time and Telegraph.