Al-Azhar International Conference in Support of Jerusalem will discuss several issues that will focus on restoring awareness of the issue of Jerusalem.
The conference will also discuss emphasizing its Arab-Islamic identity and reviewing the international responsibility for the Holy City (Jerusalem).
Noteworthy, Al-Azhar will organize the conference in collaboration with Council of Muslim Elders.
The conference launches on 17 and 18 January at Al-Azhar International Conference Center in Cairo.
Moreover, Palestinian President، Mahmoud Abbas will participate in the conference.
The first theme is of the conference entitled "The Arabic identity of Jerusalem and its mission". It includes several sub-headings dealing with "the universal religious status of Jerusalem، Jerusalem and its civilization in history and present، the impact of changing identity in spreading hatred and refuting Zionist claims about Jerusalem and Palestine."
The second theme is entitled "Raising awareness of the issue of Jerusalem"، which addresses the issues of "the international legal status of Jerusalem، the political role in restoring awareness، the cultural and educational role in the issue of Jerusalem، and the importance of the media role in restoring awareness."
The third theme of the conference will discuss "International responsibility towards Jerusalem" and will discuss several topics on the "responsibility of religious institutions"، as well as "the responsibility of international organizations" and "the responsibility of global civil society" towards the occupied city.
Al-Azhar International Conference in Support of Jerusalem comes within the framework of a series of decisions taken by the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayeb، Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif، to respond to Trump’s decision to move U.S Embassy to occupied East Jerusalem.
It is expected that the conference will result in a number of important recommendations that will support the Palestinian cause and affirm the rights of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.
It is also expected that the conference will discuss preserving Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem in addition to a number of measures and decisions that will educate young people about the issue of Jerusalem، its history and its holy sites.