Lebanese Shiite Addresses Israelis, Encourages Peace

Sayyed Muhammad Ali Husseini, secretary general of the Lebanese Shiite "Arabic Islamic Council," has been using his Facebook page to address Israelis in Hebrew and call for mutual understanding.

He also encourages leaders of all faiths to downplay texts or passages which might fan flames of hatred or violences, saying these are "worse than nuclear weapons."

Dr. Edy Cohen of Bar Ilan University has helped El-Husseini translate his appeals into Hebrew. Cohen doesn't know how much influence El-Husseini has in Lebanon, but points out that he has over 1800 followers on Facebook.

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