RT: British Jews, Muslims issue joint call for peace

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Published time: August 28, 2014 10:30

Demonstrators hold placards as they gather near the Israeli embassy in central London.(AFP Photo / Leon Neal)

Demonstrators hold placards as they gather near the Israeli embassy in central London.(AFP Photo / Leon Neal)

British Muslim and Jewish leaders have issued a joint statement calling for interfaith cooperation and condemnation of civilian deaths in Gaza, saying they should not “import conflict,” but rather “export peace.”

The Jewish Board of Deputies and the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) condemned civilian deaths and expressions of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism, calling on both communities to “redouble efforts to work together and get to know one another.”

In the wake of mass protests and a spike in anti-Semitism in the UK, the statement acknowledged both sides had “deeply held views about the conflict in Israel and Palestine” and disagreements over its origins and solutions, but insisted there are many points of agreement.

“The death of every civilian is a tragedy, and every effort should be…

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