Muslim-Jewish relations have been defined by the Arab-Israeli conflict since the formation of Israel in 1947. Such a depiction however is superficial and does not reflect the historical peaceful relations between Muslims and Jews that have existed for more than a thousand years. This talk seeks to address Muslim-Jewish in a wider context. It seeks to unpack some of the complex issues associated with the image and reality of Muslim-Jewish relations a historical stand point.
About the Speaker:
Reuven Firestone is Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College and Senior Fellow at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. He is Founder and Co-director of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement in Los Angeles, and author of seven books including Jihad: The Origin of Holy War in Islam (Oxford) and more than eighty scholarly articles on Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Organised by IDSS Malaysia Programme.