Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi is the founder of the Wasatia movement, which promotes moderation in Islam, and the director of the American Studies department at Al-Quds University.
Facing criticism from some Palestinian leaders, Professor Dajani conducted this historic visit to Auschwitz in order to reveal the truth of Jewish suffering during the Holocaust. PTWF commends Professor Dajani for his important efforts to show the true history of the Holocaust, to counter an atmosphere of Holocaust denial and historical revision, aimed only to incite hatred.
Gary Krupp, Founder and President of PTWF, stated, "Throughout history, those with private agendas have distorted history to achieve their goals. The masses have been deceived by manipulating media in concert with these efforts. Media manipulation has been a necessary tool to inspire hatred, violence and war."
Professor Mohammed Dajani has inspired countless Palestinian students to achieve their legitimate aspirations by recognizing the virtues of the three faiths of Abraham.
Chairman of PTWF, Elliot Hershberg, said, "The precepts of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism demand justice through truth. Yet, some will attempt to revise history to justify provocative actions and statements. A solid foundation of truth from all sides is essential if peace in the Middle East is ever to be achieved."
About Pave the Way Foundation
PTWF is a nonsectarian public foundation working to identify and resolve obstacles between religions through cultural, educational and technological gestures. Our mission is to ultimately remove the use of religion as a tool to justify private agendas.