Muslim worshippers clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site

Muslims refer to the site as the Noble Sanctuary and Jews refer to it as the Temple Mount. JERUSALEM — Muslim worshipers clashed with Israeli police in Jerusalem’s Old City Sunday, a holy day on the religious calendar for both … Read More

In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream

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This ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E. is being targeted for destruction by extremist groups that seek to erase Jerusalem’s Muslim heritage in pursuit of colonial ambitions and the fulfillment of end-times prophecy. This ancient site … Read More

180,000 Muslims pray peacefully at Al-Aqsa Mosque on first Friday of Ramadan

Israel eases restrictions on travel from West Bank; police deploy hundreds of officers to ensure worshipers can mark the holy month at the Jerusalem flashpoint Muslim worshipers pray in the al-Aqsa Mosque compound at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on May 10, … Read More

Over 300 settlers storm Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

Settlers under Israeli police protection raid Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in East Jerusalem on 14 March 2019 [Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Anadolu Agency] Over 300 settlers yesterday stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, under the protection of Israeli police … Read More

Israel court orders closure of building at Jerusalem holy site

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The Golden Gate at Al-Aqsa mosque is known as the Temple Mount by Jews. (AFP/File) Waqf religious organization has 60 days to respond to the court’s decision Palestinians entered the site despite it being closed by Israeli forces JERUSALEM: An … Read More

ANALYSIS: What’s Behind the Crisis Over the Temple Mount?

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On Tuesday, Israeli police finally decided to close the Temple Mount in Jerusalem after a Muslim terrorist threw a firebomb at a station of the Border Police near the Al-Aqsa Mosque. One police officer was seriously wounded by the firebomb while Muslim … Read More

Pope Francis: reaching out to Muslims

Pope Francis met mufti Rahmi Yaran at Istanbul’s Blue Mosque in November 2014 Pope Francis has made dialogue with Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, which began in 2013, and visited several countries with large Muslim populations. In February he … Read More

PA blasts Israel for leaving UNESCO

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PA cabinet says Israel’s withdrawal from UN cultural agency an attempt to “evade responsibilities”. UNESCO headquarters in Paris – iStock The Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet on Thursday blasted the Israeli decision to withdraw from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural … Read More

Right-wing Jewish movement hones in on Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque

Messianic Jews are looking to replace the mosque with a temple, in the fashion of an ancient tabernacle for animal sacrifices. Right-wing Jews in Al-Aqsa’s compound (Twitter\@GrassrootsJlem) Thousands of messianic Jews climbed the Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem this week, hoping … Read More

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