French-Muslim leaders in Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — French-Muslim leaders are visiting Israel.

The group is scheduled to meet with President Shimon Peres and new immigrants, as well as visit the Western Wall.

Participants include a police commissioner, the president of the French Young Entrepreneurs group, the general director of a French television and radio station, and the diplomatic adviser of the French president for North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Arab world and Israel.

The visit is under the auspices of the American Jewish Committee’s Project Interchange, which is designed to give the participants an overview of contemporary Israel and a better understanding of the country’s political, historical and religious context, as well as regional issues.

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