Senior Saudi Religious Leader Visits Auschwitz on 75th Anniversary of Liberation

Senior Saudi religious leader Sheikh Mohammed al-Issa, secretary general of the Mecca-based Muslim World League, brought a delegation of Muslim leaders to visit the Auschwitz death camp on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of its liberation.    

The visit, which was planned in advance, was part of a joint enterprise between the Muslim World League and the American Jewish Committee.

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Al-Issa and American Jewish Committee chairman David Harris signed a memorandum of understanding in April 2019, which  enshrined "the commitment of the two global institutions to further Muslim-Jewish understanding and cooperate against racism and extremism in all its forms,” according to an AJC statement.

Al-Issa also has accepted an invitation from Harris to address the AJC Global Forum in Berlin in June 2020. Harris, in turn, will lead an AJC delegation to Saudi Arabia.