Los Angeles – The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and the Progressive Jewish Alliance (PJA) have recently launched NewGround, a bold new program that aims to jumpstart dialogue and community building between American Muslims and Jews. The program intends to put forth a new initiative for creating a dynamic and constructive way to promote Muslim-Jewish relations. . .

Other community organizations expressed support for the idea. “Any dialogue that aims to widen the area of cooperation between the two communities is always welcome,” said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Southern California office.

Ayloush said that in order for such dialogue to work, “There has to be an agreement between all groups that views on Israel are not going to be the litmus test for acceptance.”


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