Rene-Samuel Sirat, Chief Rabbi emeritus of France, Vice-President of the Conference of European Rabbis, 12 June 2104

From Jerusalem, the city of light and hope, I send you the expression of my admiration. I pay homage to the board of directors of the Aladdin project for choosing you as the 2014 laureate of the Dialogue of Cultures Award; it is a truly merited act of gratitude for all that you have done in the domain of intercultural and interfaith dialogue, as well as your significant contribution to the effulgence of Islamic arts.

Rene-Samuel Sirat, Chief Rabbi emeritus of France, Vice-President of the Conference of European Rabbis, 12 June 2104