Israeli ambassador to India hosts Iftar

August 3, 2013 by  
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Israeli ambassador to India hosts IftarNew Delhi, August 02, 2013: Israeli Ambassador to India Alon Ushpiz hosted an Iftar dinner for over 60 prominent members of the Muslim community in India at the embassy here.

Civil society figures, politicians, religious leaders, artists, scholars, business leaders and journalists attended the Iftar dinner on Thursday evening, said an embassy statement Friday.

Ambassador Ushpiz quoted the words of the Israeli President, Shimon Peres, stating that “Ramzan is not only a holiday for you, but a celebration to all of us. After all, we are coming from the same family – the family of Abraham (Hazrat Ibrahim)”. He added that “It is important to remember that by hosting Iftar celebration, we are not just reaching out to the Muslims of India, but also representing the Muslim community in Israel itself who constitute 18% of the population”.

Israeli ambassador to India hosts IftarAfter the crowd broke the fast with dates from Israel, Ambassador Ushpiz spoke of the ancient relationship and brotherhood between the Jewish and Muslim communities.

He wished that this Ramadan brings peace and prosperity in West Asia, noting that that the peace talks between senior Israeli and Palestinians leaders had finally resumed after three years of deadlock and that the two delegations had celebrated Iftar together in Washington, the statement said.

– ians

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