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The Aladdin Project extends its best wishes to Muslims on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan

On the occasion of Ramadan, it is our great pleasure to extend to all Muslims our best wishes and sincere greetings. Ramadan's message of patience and humility, of empathy for the less fortunate, and of compassion and solidarity speaks of shared values that unite us all. It is also an opportune time for dialogue and encounter on the road to peace and justice for all. May this Ramadan bring you and your loved ones many blessings and happiness and an opening to a bolder, better future for all humankind.

Former French Culture Minister Jack Lang awards the Aladdin Award to Professor Nasser David Khalili

During the Euro-Mediterranean meeting of the Aladdin Project which took place at the French National Assembly on 12 June, 2014, the former Culture Minister Jack Lang awarded the Aladdin Award for Dialogue Among Cultures to Professor Nasser David Khalili, principal contributor to the exhibition “Hajj, le pèlerinage à la Mecque” which is currently taking place at the Arabic World Institute, in Paris.

Aladdin Project-On the initiative of our Turkish friend, Professor Cengiz Aktar, a group of 12 Muslim college students from Turkey visited the Nazi concentration and camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau on June 11-14. The “All Is One” initiative was supported by the Dutch Matra program.

Turkish academics visit Yad Vashem

IHRA News- A special seminar for some 15 Turkish academics ended on June 26 at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies.The seminar, focused on Holocaust studies and geared specifically for Turkish university professors and lecturers, is the first of its kind and follows an educational conference which took place in Turkey at the Galatasaray University in Istanbul last October. The seminar is a joint endeavor of Yad Vashem and the Aladdin Project, and is supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the ICHEIC Humanitarian Fund.