Aalia Bleibel, 31, joined a news conference Wednesday morning at the South Bay Islamic Association in San Jose, where Muslim leaders called for a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based militant group that’s kidnapped two Israeli soldiers.

“This current state of combat is taking away from the talking,” said Safaa Ibrahim, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Santa Clara chapter. “Two wrongs don’t make a right. We need to take this to calm.”


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