Meeting with Musharraf Positive: Jewish Leader



Jack Rosen

Washington, DC: The head of a prominent American Jewish group said that his recent meeting with President General Pervez Musharraf was a positive sign as Jews and Muslims work to mend fragile relations. Jack Rosen, chairman of the American Jewish Congress-Council of World Jewry, met on Thursday in Islamabad with President Musharraf. It was their fifth meeting in the last year and a half, Rosen said on Monday.
Rosen said Musharraf told him that “moderate Muslim nations have probably been weakened to some extent” because of the Lebanon war. But the meeting with Musharraf, Rosen said, “continues to show that moderate Muslims want to outreach people of other faiths.” Rosen said that he did not think the “Pakistani desire to find an avenue or a process to begin to have a dialogue (with Israel) has stopped. I didn’t get that impression. But I think realistically the process is stymied for the moment.”

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