Jewish and Muslim leaders participated in role-playing games and traded ideas this week, in a bid to create understanding between the two faiths. The Second World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace brought more than 150 clerics from around the world to debate, brainstorm, and try to get to know one another. In one exercise, participants sat on the floor and scribbled down their ideas for peace on a big piece of paper. The meeting was mostly amicable, although there were a few spats. One rabbi from California got into a heated argument with a Palestinian imam over the future status of Jerusalem. Rabbi Stuart Altshuler said Palestinians should share the city with Israel even if they make it their capital. “Why should I?” responded Imam Imad al-Falouji.
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