“…while my stepfather, like most Indonesians, was raised a Muslim, he firmly believed that all religions were worthy of respect…in this way he reflected the spirit of religious tolerance that is enshrined in Indonesia’s Constitution, and that remains one of this country’s defining and inspiring characteristics.”
“…Across an archipelago that contains some of God’s most beautiful creations, islands rising above an ocean named for peace, people choose to worship God as they please. Islam flourishes, but so do other faiths.”
- Barack Obama, Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 9, 2010
- There are currently an estimated twenty Jews living in Indonesia.
- Judaism is not one of the six recognized religions of the Indonesian government.
- Israelis are not allowed to enter the country.