A Cooling: Jewish-Muslim Interfaith Efforts after October 7 and Gaza

Even at a distance, the fallout from the carnage in the Holy Land was immediate, quickly overshadowing interfaith efforts that had been years in development. October 7 came, and then the bombing of Gaza. Jews, both in Israel and around the world, were shaken to their core by Hamas terrorists’ slaughter of more than 800 Israeli civilians, with some 200 others taken hostage. The catastrophic bombardment of Gaza that followed, burying civilians each day in rubble, enraged Muslims and others around the world—particularly those with Palestinian connections.