Sunday, December 23, 2007

Not all Muslims are like Hamas and Fatah.

Please read the following email sent to me by Dr. Asher Eder of Root and Branch Organization. He is working with

Shaykh Abdul Hadi Palazzi.

This Sheikh support the Jewish claim to Jerusalem and to Eretz Yisroel.   We should publicize and give support to the Islam-Israel Fellowship who know the truth and are not afraid to express it.

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Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi (Arabic: ﺷﻴﺦ ﻋﺒﺪ ﺍﻠﻬﺎﺩﻱ ﺑﺎﻼﺘﺴﻲ ), legally named Massimo Palazzi, is the leader of Italian Muslim Assembly and a co-founder and a co-chairman of the Islam-Israel Fellowship, based on what Sheikh Palazzi believes are the authentic teachings of Muhammad as expressed in the Qur'an and the Hadith.

Sheikh Palazzi was born in Italy to an Italian Catholic father who converted to Islam and a Muslim mother of Syrian descent.[1] [2] After completing his secular and religious education in Rome and Cairo in 1987, he served as an Imam for the Italian Islamic Community. In addition to numerous Masters Degrees, Prof. Palazzi holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Sciences by decree of the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ibn Baz.

He was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Muslim Association in 1989, and afterward was elected its Secretary General.

Since 1991, he was a Director of the Cultural Institute of the Italian Islamic Community, with a program based on the development of Islamic education in Italy, refutation of fundamentalism and fanaticism, and deep involvement in inter-religious dialogue, especially with Jews and Christians, but also with Buddhists and others.

In 1997, Prof. Palazzi joined the International Council of the Root and Branch Association and his essay entitled "The Jewish-Moslem Dialogue and the Question of Jerusalem" was published by the Institute of the World Jewish Congress.

In 1998, Prof. Palazzi and Dr. Asher Eder (Jerusalem) co-founded the Islam-Israel Fellowship, promoting a positive Muslim attitude towards Jews and Israel based on what Prof. Palazzi believes are the authentic teachings of Muhammad as expressed in the Qur'an and the Hadith. Prof. Palazzi serves as Muslim Co-Chairman of the Fellowship. Dr. Eder serves as the Jewish Co-Chairman.

He has also been a lecturer in the Department of the History of Religion at the Università della Terza Età in Velletri, nearRome.[3] [4]

Mr. Palazzi is also in the international advisory council of the international intelligence summit