Source: Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — The leader of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organization has held a surprise meeting with Israel’s prime minister.
Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama, is visiting Israel at the invitation of the American Jewish Committee, a U.S. advocacy group.
Israel and Indonesia do not have diplomatic relations, and the visit has prompted protests in Indonesia.
Staquf, an advocate of interfaith coexistence, met with several religious leaders this week. However, Thursday’s meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was not listed on his schedule.