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Cracking the Qur'an Code: God's Land, Torah and People Covenants with Israel in the Qur'an and Islamic Tradition

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Cracking the Qur'an Code on sale now:

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., 2010. Print, Download and E-Book Editions. Copyright Lowell Gallin) is on sale now at Lulu.com:


Cracking the Qur'an Code Book Signings and Talks:

Please join Cracking the Qur'an Code author Lowell Gallin for a book signing and talk in the R&B Lecture Series at the Orthodox Union Israel Center, 22 Keren HaYesod Street, Jerusalem, on Tuesday, April 27th, at 8:00 p.m. (main hall).

Evening Program Chairman: R&B Islam-Israel Fellowship Jewish Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Dr. Asher Eder.

Written Greetings: R&B Islam-Israel Fellowship Muslim Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi.

Cracking the Qur'an Code author Lowell Gallin will be available for book signings and talks when he comes to the United States in June and July. He gladly speaks in your community during that time, and appreciates your referrals to synagogues, churches, mosques, religious and communal groups, schools, professional and trade organizations and other institutions that may be interested in hosting him.


Cracking the Qur'an Code written in honor of Dr. Asher Eder and Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi:

Cracking the Qur'an Code is written in honor and based on the teachings of Dr. Asher Eder of Jerusalem, Israel and Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi www.amislam.com of Rome, Italy, Jewish and Muslim Co-Founders and Co-Chairmen of the Root and Branch Association's Islam-Israel Fellowship http://www.rb.org.il/Islam-Israel/Islam-Israel%20Contents.htm.

Dr. Eder and Sheikh Palazzi affirm, as they have always done, that the Qur'an unequivocally states, from beginning to end, and according to the traditional Muslim commentators, that God gave the Land of Israel to the Children of Israel.

Dr. Eder and Sheikh Palazzi also affirm Jewish sovereignty over all of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, the right of Christians, Jews and other non-Muslims to pray on the Temple Mount, and the right of Jews to live anywhere in the Land of Israel.


Dr. Eder and Sheikh Palazzi Speaking Engagements and Media Interviews:

Dr. Eder and Sheikh Palazzi are available for speaking engagements and media interviews. Please contact them at: mailto:rb@rb.org.il .


U.S. Tax Deductible Donations to support the work of the R&B Islam-Israel Fellowship, Dr. Eder and Sheikh Palazzi:

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Praise for Cracking the Qur'an Code:

Please see Praise for Cracking the Qur'an Code at the end of this message.

Shalom and Chag Sameach (Happy Passover) from Yerushalayim,

Mr. Lowell Gallin

Founder and President
Root and Branch Association, Ltd.

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., Print, Download and E-Book Editions. Copyright Lowell Gallin, 2010)


Praise for Cracking the Qur'an Code

Cracking the Qur'an Code makes an important contribution in man's quest for peace, for Israel in particular and the world at large. This book brings to the fore the real meaning of the qur'anic references to Jews and Israel, through their correct interpretations by the most knowledgeable qur’anic commentators and translators. It sees misinterpretation of the Qur’an as the real basis for Muslim antagonism towards Jews and Israel. This book is dedicated to two angels of peace, two brothers, in spiritual heritage as well as in their mission of peace. One brother is descended from Isaac, Dr. Asher Eder. The other brother is descended from Ishmael, Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi”.

Dr. Navras Jaat Aafreedi

Open Space Fellow, Centre for Communication and Development Studies
Indian Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Indian R&B Pathan-Israel Fellowship




Cracking the Qur'an Code is a stimulating reminder that all of us, Arabs and Jews, are of the same descent and stem from the same tree. We must all work hard to overcome selfish contemporary political interests and focus on reconciliation. Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac are certainly sad when they see from heaven how their grandsons and granddaughters are fighting and killing each other. I believe that when both Arabs and Jews reflect on our historical roots, we will reconsider our current political differences and conclude that peace is possible among brothers and sisters”.

Dr. Sami Alrabaa

Tyranny of a Thousand Princes
Karin in Saudi Arabia



“Jewish Tradition tells us to judge ourselves and others by our actions, not words. In 2003, I tried to tell the world about the Islamist (Wahhabi) arrest and torture of my brother, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury of Bangladesh. Few listened. Fewer acted. Dr. Asher Eder and Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi joined our effort immediately - adding their voices, taking action, and continuously from then through the present encouraging us in our efforts. Their good work and their relationship parallels that of myself and Shoaib. Dr. Eder the Jew and Sheikh Palazzi the Muslim, Richard Benkin the Jew and Salah Choudhury the Muslim, show that Jews and Muslims can work together for justice. We need only remain faithful, pierce the veil of false political correctness, and honor the moral and ethical principles that Judaism and Islam share”.

Dr. Richard L. Benkin

Interfaith Strength




“I always believed that Jews are our cousins and that we both are the descendants of Prophet Abraham (Peace be upon him). Now, this book, Cracking the Qur’an Code, based on the teachings of Sheikh Palazzi and Dr. Eder, endorses my beliefs with documentary facts. Let this book be a guide to everyone who wants peace. Cracking the Qur’an Code is such a book, which aspires to restore Islamic-Jewish relations. Let this book play an important role in letting people stand against jihad, the murder of innocent people and Holocaust denial”.

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

Journalist, Columnist, Author and Peace Activist
P.E.N. (U.S.A.) F.T.W. Award 2005
A.J.C. Moral Courage Award 2006
Editor and Publisher, The Weekly Blitz
Chief Editor, The Weekly Jamjamat
Council Member, R&B Islam-Israel Fellowship



“Every once in a while, a seminal text appears in Islamic-Judeo relations. Cracking the Qur’an Code is such a book. Based on the teachings of the prominent Sufi cleric, Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, perhaps the leading Sunni Muslim cleric in Italy, if not all Europe; and an Israeli educator, Dr. Asher Eder, it breaks new ground. More accurately, it reminds us all that we once stood upon the old common ground, where Christians, Jews and Muslims respected each other as Peoples of the Book. This is a book worth

John J. Loftus, Esq.

Intelligence Summit




“My congratulations to all involved in this important breakthrough effort. The disturbed nature of the world today, exacerbated by those who would pervert and misuse the message of every religion, makes such endeavors critical to the moral as well as the physical well-being of decent men and women everywhere. We must give the Root and Branch Association a warm round of applause for reaching out in so innovative and helpful a manner. This is a small victory for all humankind. Let us hope it will lead to great victories for peace, faith and civilization”.

Ralph Peters

The War After Armageddon


Cracking the Qur'an Code is the fruit of years of effort by the Islam-Israel Fellowship of the Root and Branch Association. Led by Dr. Asher Eder and Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, the Fellowship has been breaking new ground in fostering an understanding of the real messages of the Qur’an and the Bible. Yasher Koach (Much Strength), Mazal Tov (Good Luck), and congratulations to all concerned”.

Susan Rosenbluth

Editor and Publisher
Jewish Voice and Opinion


“Jerusalem, given by God to King David as Israel's capital, is revered until today by Jews, Christians and Muslims and many others. A Source whom I know learned from firsthand experience that the airport mosque of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia faces Jerusalem. At the Jeddah airport mosque Muslims knowingly pray facing the ruins of the Temple of Solomon on Mount Zion, may it be rebuilt speedily and in our days. So do my brothers in our Pathan tribal homeland on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan. They pray towards the Temple Mount (bayt al-maqdis) in Jerusalem!

I speak not only as a Muslim from Pakistan, but as a Son of Israel, from the Pathan tribe of Yousufzai (Pashto for “Sons of Yosef”). I represent a migrating family of Pathans who have traveled through many eras and countries. We were always neighbors with practicing Jews who treated us as one of them, and we treated them as one of us. We continue to pray towards our capital city (Jerusalem), as do millions of Pathans in Asia and across the world, knowingly or unknowingly. Muslims worldwide pray towards the Ka’ba of Mecca.

Jerusalem has been a center of almost continuous Israelite settlement for almost three thousand years. A multi-cultural city, it is the heart and soul of all the Children of Israel. Those who attempt to prevent the Jewish People today from exercising sovereignty over Jerusalem dishonor the memory of Abraham, forefather of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths.

I oppose wicked plans to divide Jerusalem, the world’s holiest city. I believe that a united Jerusalem will one day not only be the capital of the State of Israel, Jewish People worldwide, and the soon-to-be reunited Twelve Tribes of Israel. Jerusalem will be the capital of the entire world”.

Aazim Yousufzai

Pakistani Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
Pakistani R&B Pathan-Israel Fellowship


Dedication to Cracking the Qur'an Code
Cracking the Qur'an Code is dedicated to the memory of Abdurrahman ad-Dakhil Wahid, a great friend of Jews and Israel, who died on Thursday, December 30, 2009.

Abdurrahman Wahid (September 7, 1940 - December 30, 2009) was president of Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Muslim organization in Indonesia, which is the world's most populous Muslim nation. Nahdlatul Ulama was founded by Wahid's paternal grandfather, Hasyim Asy'ari, a respected ulema (Muslim legal scholar) from East Java, on January 31, 1926.

Wahid served as president of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001. Beloved as a person and respected as an Islamic scholar, he was affectionately known to Indonesians as "Gus Dur".

In an interview with Jennifer Byrne of ABC News on April 17, 2002, Wahid expressed his support for international Muslim recognition of the State of Israel.

The following is an excerpt from that interview:

Byrne: "And as someone who has been... during your time as president you have tried to forge links with Israel, and taken some political pain for that what do you think will be the outcome?"

Wahid: "Israel believes in God. While we have a diplomatic relationship and recognising diplomatically China and Russia, which are atheist states, then it's strange that we don't acknowledge Israel. This is the thing that we have to correct within Islam".

Byrne: "What... you believe that the Islamic world as a whole should start recognising and acknowledging Israel’s right to exist and prosper?"

Wahid: "Oh yes... yes".

Byrne: "But will it happen, sir... will it happen?"

Wahid: (laughs) "I don't know.... anyway... because you know, however slow, I think Muslims are rational and rationality dictates that we recognise Israel diplomatically".


May the memory of Abdurrahman Wahid forever be for a blessing.
Lowell Gallin

Jerusalem, Israel
March 16, 2010

Excerpt from Sheikh Palazzi Address to the International Conference on Countering Suicide Terrorism
Herzliya, Israel – February, 2000


"the powerful structure of the Wahhabi Muslim Brotherhood is mainly supported by those countries which are regarded as 'moderate' or 'friends of the West': Wahhabi Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Arab Emirates".

The main instrument for the "Wahhabisation" [1] of Arab society was an organization called Ikhwan al Muslimun (Wahhabi “Muslim Brotherhood”). The Brotherhood’s founder was Hasan al-Bannah, an elementary school teacher from Ismailiyyah who became one of the leaders of pro-British Masonry (United Lodge of England, ‘Mother of the World’) in Egypt.

The Palestinian Hamas is one of the most important Ikhwan (Wahhabi Muslim Brotherhood) controlled organizations in the Middle East. Hamas leaders are not among the original families of founders. On a worldwide level the Ikhwan (Wahhabi Muslim Brotherhood) leadership is, as before, in the hands of Syrian and Egyptian elements.

Countries such as Sudan, Iran and Afghanistan are easily identified as radical, totalitarian and enemies of the Western world, but their contribution to the international network of pseudo-Islamic "fundamentalism" (Wahhabism) is insignificant. On the contrary, the powerful structure of the Wahhabi Muslim Brotherhood is mainly supported by those countries which are regarded as "moderate" or "friends of the West": Wahhabi Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Arab Emirates.

Excerpt from Sheikh Palazzi Remarks in September12, 2005
FrontPage.com Interview

"To really win the 'War on Terror'...it is necessary to replace the Wahhabi Saudi terror-funding regime with a moderate, non-Wahhabi and pro-Western regime, such as a Hashemite Sunni Muslim constitutional monarchy....The Wahhabi Saudi regime can only survive by increasing its support for terror".

To really win the "War on Terror" it is necessary for the U.S. to invade Saudi Arabia, capture King Abdullah and the other 1,500 princes who constitute the "House of Sa’ud", to freeze their assets, to remove them from power, and to send them to Guantanamo for life imprisonment. Then it is necessary to replace the Wahhabi Saudi terror-funding regime with a moderate, non-Wahhabi and pro-Western regime, such as a Hashemite Sunni Muslim constitutional monarchy. Unless all this is done, the "War on Terror" will never be won. It is possible to destroy Wahhabi al-Qa’ida, to capture or execute Bin Laden, al-Zarqawi, al-Zawahiri, etc., but this will not end the "War". After some years, Saudi princes will again start funding many similar Wahhabi terror organizations. The Wahhabi Saudi regime can only survive by increasing its support for terror.

Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi
Muslim Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, R&B Islam-Israel Fellowship
Advisory Council Member, Jewish Legal Heritage Society www.mishpativri.org.il
Director, Cultural Institute, Italian Islamic Community; Secretary General, Italian Muslim Assembly
[1] Wahhabis, as they are called by Sunnis and Shi’ites, call themselves “Salafis”

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