Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi, leader of the Italian Muslim Assembly and a co-chairman of the Islam-Israel Fellowship which he helped found, completed his visit in Israel during which he toured Jerusalem, spoke at the Knesset and visited the holy city of Hevron. Arutz Sheva TV presents Palazzi's full speech titled "The First, Second and Third Israelite Temples of Jerusalem in the Qur'an and Islamic Tradition". (Filmed by Mr. David Szerman)
The Sheikh spoke in the Root and Branch Association, Ltd. (R&B) Lecture Series at the O.U. Israel Center in Jerusalem. Prior to Sheikh Palazzi's talk, Dr. Asher Eder spoke on "Jerusalem-Zion: Burdensome Stone or City of Peace".
Sheikh Palazzi's talk was chaired by Professor Nahum Rakover, recipient of the Israel Prize and Founder and President of the Jewish Legal Heritage Society. Professor Rakover is also former Deputy Attorney General of the State of Israel, former Advisor to the Knesset on Jewish Law and former Professor of Law at Bar-Ilan University.
Professor Rakover was the first person to invite Sheikh Palazzi to Israel, after meeting the Sheikh at a conference in Turkey in 1995. Sheikh Palazzi arrived in Israel for his first visit in July, 1996 as a guest of Professor Rakover, to address the Third International Seminar on the Sources of Contemporary Law on the subject of "Jerusalem: Three-Fold Religious Heritage for a Contemporary Single Administration". The Seminars were hosted by the Jewish Legal Heritage Society (then part of the Ministry of Justice) and chaired by Professor Rakover, Deputy Attorney General of Israel at that time. Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi also serves as an Advisory Council Member of Professor Rakover's Jewish Legal Heritage Society.
On Thursday, December 31, 2009 - R&B Founder and President Lowell Gallin published Cracking the Qur'an Code: God's Land, Torah and People Covenants with Israel in the Qur'an and Islamic Tradition, (Jerusalem: Root and Branch Association, Ltd., 2009 - E-Book, First Edition), based on the teachings and written in honor of Dr. Eder and Sheikh Palazzi.