|Deputy Foreign Minister to Receive International Prize for Tolerance and Peace
(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
Deputy Foreign Minister Rabbi Michael Melchior will depart for Britain tomorrow (October 21) to receive the International Coventry Prize for Tolerance and Peace, bestowed by the heads of the Anglican Church and representatives of the Royal House.
The prize is being given to Rabbi Melchior, Sheikh Talal Sidr of the Palestinian Authority, and Latin Patriarch Michel Sabah for their efforts, in the framework of the Alexandria Initiative, to advance the dialogue between the three religions in the Middle East. The prize laureates will meet on Wednesday, October 23, with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Discussions will also be held between religious leaders from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, and Egypt on ways to implement the Alexandria Declaration and to broaden the circle of its supporters.