I wanted to share with you that today WJC president Ronald S. Lauder published a front-page opinion article in the largest English-language daily newspaper in Saudi Arabia. The piece in the Arab News praises recent advancements in Muslim-Jewish relations across the Middle East.
This is the first time that a media outlet in Saudi Arabia has published an opinion article by a Jewish leader, showing an increased willingness in the Arab world to foster ties and enhance dialogue with the Jewish people.
In the commentary “A Quiet Revolution is Changing the Middle East” published during the Muslim holy celebration of Ramadan, president Lauder praises the Saudi monarchy for encouraging Jews and Muslims to get to know one another, and expresses his hope that peace in the Middle East is within reach in the region plagued by decades of violence and unrest.
Read “A Quiet Revolution Is Changing the Middle East” here.