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Israeli president criticises divisive Jewish nation-state bill

(Reuters) Israel’s president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter…

80 Turkish universities to have mosques

Turkey is planning to build 80 mosques inside university campuses across the country, Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez has announced. “Mosque constructions are ongoing at more than 80…

Muslim clerics gather in Iran to discuss how to counter terrorism

Clerics from 80 countries plan how to combat extremist groups including ISIS The Huffington Post: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran’s holy city of Qom…

Israeli president: We are not at war with Islam

Rivlin advises leadership to not raise issue of control over Temple Mount, says Israelis and Palestinians destined to live together in Jerusalem Source: The Times of Israel: Seeking to calm…

Israeli occupation forces breach Al-Aqsa Mosque for the first time since 1967

MEM For the first time since 1967, Israeli occupation forces actually entered into the southern Mosque in Al-Aqsa Compound, according to the director of the Islamic Awqaf, Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib.…

Jerusalem holy site is reopened amid tension

Israeli police have reopened a key Jerusalem holy site after its closure amid tensions following the shooting of a prominent right-wing Jewish activist. The Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif was reopened ahead…

1st Al-Aqsa Mosque closure since 1967

RT The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has been closed to all worshipers for the first time since 1967. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called the closure a ‘declaration of war.’ Both…

The Middle East problem: Boots on the ground or peace in their hearts?

theage.com.au: There are two stories, both compelling narratives, competing for attention here in the Middle East. The first is tactical and simple. It revolves around the dominance of airpower and…

Israel to vote on partitioning Al-Aqsa Mosque between Muslims and Jews

Middle East Monitor: An Arab Knesset member has revealed that there will be a vote in the next month on a law drafted by an Israeli committee regarding the partition…

The Debate: Why Israel wants to Judaize al-Aqsa Mosque?

Israeli officials have imposed limitations on Palestinians’ access to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied West Bank for the third consecutive week. Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9q2kUi0cWY   Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjC0zAb4PDY…

A mount of troubles

The Economist: The status of Jerusalem- Jewish radicals are upsetting the fragile religious balance in the holy city BEFORE the gates of the Dome of the Rock, a resplendent golden…

Lady Warsi on Palestine, Islam, quitting … and how to stay true to your beliefs

theguardian: The tipping point for Sayeeda Warsi came in the aftermath of one of the most notorious incidents of this year’s Gazan war: the killing of four Palestinian children by…

If great architecture belongs to humanity, do we have a responsibility to save it in wartimes?

The lands of Syria and Iraq gave rise to some the oldest societies we know: the Sumerians, the Akkadians, the Babylonians, the Assyrians, the Parthians, the Romans and many others.…

On Yom Kipoor Israeli President Visits Arab Village in Honor of Muslim Festival

Israel’s President, Reuven Rivlin made a festive visit to the northern Israeli town of Kfar Yasif near Acre, in honor of the Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, which…

Why stop at Isis when we could bomb the whole Muslim world?

Let’s bomb the Muslim world – all of it – to save the lives of its people. Surely this is the only consistent moral course? Why stop at Islamic State…

Two celebrations- Yom Kippur and Id al-Adha on same day

This year, the Jewish fast and holiest day of the calendar coincides with Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, which marks Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice Ishmael. With the Jewish high holiday…

24 reasons ISIS are wrong

Muslim scholars blast Islamic State Source: RT   MORE…

Obama: When It Comes to Islam and America, ‘There Is No Us and Them – Only Us’

Source: Media ITE By Eddie Scarry | 10:52 am, September 24th, 2014 President Barack Obama on Wednesday addressed the United Nations General Assembly, focusing in large part on the U.S.’s current battle…

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