'Azerbaijan is a great friend of the Jewish people'

Washington, February 9, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan is a remarkable country. It's a great friend of Israel, a great friend of the Jewish people," said Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Malcolm Hoenlein in his interview with the

The Times of Israel newspaper.

"A Jewish community of 2,600 years; no history of anti-Semitism. You can walk in Baku with a yarmulke on your head and have no problem whatsoever. I was invited by Sheikh ul-Islam, the head of the Muslim community there, and by President Ilham Aliyev to participate — it was the end of an inter-religious solidarity conference, and the Muslim leaders from 42 countries (were there) plus other religious leaders, from the Pope's representative to the Greek Orthodox, etc. They invited me to speak and participate," Hoenlein said.

Yusif Babanli

Special Correspondent

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