I take this opportunity of sending you our interfaith calendar
to wish you, your family and friends a happy holiday season
from the Jerusalem Foundation. The calendar depicts only
a few of the wide gamut of projects and programs that we
support in the city with help from our friends worldwide.
It is so clear that one of our main challenges today must
be to bring people together to build the kind of human trust
and relations that are essential to promote peace in Jerusalem,
Israel and the Middle East.
The Jerusalem Foundation's response to this challenge is
to develop projects and programs from the root level up
to better the understanding between Jews and Arabs who live
side by side in the city.
To this effect I am also enclosing our recently published
coexistence brochure detailing our endeavours in this area.
As always, looking forward to meeting you here in Jerusalem.
From Naim Dangoor:
To the Director General
The Jerusalem Foundation
Thank you for your letter of September 2005 with enclosures.
I have pleasure in enclosing herewith, a cheque for £500
in support of your activities and to promote the idea that
the Dome of the Rock should be open for Jewish, Christians
and other visitors, as a gesture of conciliation between
There is no possibility either in the near or even in the
remote future for Jews to be able to acquire the site of
Solomon Temple, much less to be able to rebuild a Jewish
Temple with the need to offer animal sacrifices to God.
The Dome of the Rock was built by the Caliph Abdul Malik
expressly to protect the site of Solomon's temple which
Muslims considered holy. Although many Jews would not wish
to enter that building, many others on the other hand would
be very happy to visit this structure which has lasted more
then 1300 years and which can be made into a symbol of unity
and understanding among all those who acknowledge and worship
the One True God.
With kind regards and best wishes,
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