Saudi Arabia's Top Cleric Denies Inviting Israelis to Interreligious Talks

[Jerusalem Post] Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah al-Sheikh, told the Saudi paper Al-Riyadh that reports that he invited Israeli religious representatives to attend an interreligious conference in Riyadh were "baseless," Israel Radio reported Wednesday. Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said last week that the country's top clerics had given him the green light to pursue interfaith dialogue with Christians and Jews. However, he did not say that Israeli representatives would be invited.

2008-04-02 01:00:00

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