About

The Muslim Leadership Initiative (MLI) was launched in summer 2013 under the directorship of Imam Abdullah Antepli and Yossi Klein Halevi to build relationships of understanding, respect, and trust between North American Muslim and Jewish communities.

Through a rigorous academic curriculum and exposure to diverse narratives, MLI seeks to expand participants’ critical understanding of the complex religious, political, and socioeconomic issues facing people in Israel and Palestine. The program invites North American Muslims to explore how Jews understand Judaism, Israel, and Jewish peoplehood.

Surrender or Struggle: A Jew and Muslim Speak About God
Conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi and Imam Abdullah Antepli
May 19, 2020   Jerusalem

Particularism and Universalism:
Reflections on Revelation and Jewish Identity
Yossi Klein Halevi in conversation with
MLI alumnus Haroon Moghul

May 3, 2018   New York

Fellowship Program and FAQ

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Sample Courses, Itineraries, and Faculty

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MLI in the Media

We are grateful to the following for their partnership and support of our initiatives.

 
Contact Us
For questions or to request additional information about the Muslim Leadership Initiative, please contact Maital Friedman, Muslim Leadership Initiative Co-Director.