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Al-Quds


Arab trio warned Israel about Turkish drive in al-Quds: Report

1397/4/9 | 23:14
Israel's Ha'aretz says Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have warned Israel about increasing Turkish activities in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds. Ha'aretz said the trio had told the regime about "an attempt by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to 'claim ownership over the Jerusalem [al-Quds] issue.'" The daily wrote that Saudi Arabia had purportedly "expressed concern over Erdogan trying to mobilize the Jerusalem issue in order to boost his image across the Arab and Islamic world, and present himself as ...

Arab states’ intel heads, Mossad chief hold secret meeting: Report

1397/4/8 | 23:14
Spy chiefs of Israel and regional Arab countries have reportedly attended a secret summit hosted by the US president's senior advisor as Washington moves to conclude a controversial "peace" plan on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without the consent of the Palestinian side. French news outlet Intelligence Online reported Thursday that the intelligence heads of Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia as well as Mossad chief, Yossi Cohen, took part in the clandestine conference initiated by US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared ...

Pakistani politicians condemn Israel as fake and illegitimate state

1397/3/16 | 23:14
Speakers at al-Quds seminar in Islamabad have condemned the Zionist regime of Israel over its crimes against humanity and some declared that Israel is nothing but an illegitimate and fake nation-state.   The seminar was organized by Palestine Foundation (PLF) Pakistan where retired military general and presently a Senator Abdul Qayoom of the PML-N, Senator Sitara Ayaz of ANP, Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari, chief of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen, Mian Aslam, deputy chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Saqib Akbar of Milli Yakjehti Council and ...

Arabic press review: Tunisian union may block US ships to protest embassy move

1397/2/25 | 23:14
  Tunisia’s largest trade union considers preventing American ships from entering the country’s ports over US embassy move to Jerusalem (Al-Quds). Tunisian workers may block US ships Tunisia’s largest trade union is considering preventing the unloading and launching of American ships in the country’s ports in response to the US decision to transfer its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, according to the London-based newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi. Mohammed Abbas, assistant general secretary of the Tunisian General Labour Union, told ...

Israeli protesters rally against US embassy move to Al Quds

1397/2/23 | 23:14
  While Zionist and American officials are preparing for the illegal transfer of US embassy to the occupied territories of Al Quds city (Jerusalem), some Israelis rallies yesterday to protest the move. According to the Jerusalem Post, at least 200 Israelis protested on Saturday night in the streets of Al Quds to what they described as politically volatile moves next week that would increase tensions with Palestinians. The protesters called to “stop escalating tensions, spreading hatred, and provocations that undermine a chance for peace.” ...

Saudi, UAE recruiting 1000s of African mercenaries: Report

1397/1/29 | 23:14
  Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are reportedly recruiting thousands of African mercenaries to serve in their military adventurism overseas, including the bloody war on Yemen. Saudi sources told the al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper that the kingdom is likely using Chadian mercenaries in its operations abroad. They said the speculation had gained more credence after Chad’s President Idriss Déby traveled to Saudi Arabia earlier in the month to observe the Joint [Persian] Gulf Shield-1 military drills in the eastern Saudi city ...

Arabs' failure to take action encouraged US move on al-Quds: Palestinian FM

1396/12/18 | 23:14
  Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has criticized the Arab states’ indifference towards the Palestinian conflict over the past decades, arguing that their failure to carry out concrete actions encouraged the United States to continue its "unfortunate approach" and declare Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. “Our failure has also given a small country like Guatemala the green light to decide to relocate its embassy to al-Quds,” Maliki told Palestine’s official WAFA news agency on Thursday. He added that Guatemalan ...

Muslim scholars demand uprising over US embassy opening in al-Quds

1396/12/7 | 23:14
  An international organization of Muslim scholars headquartered in Qatar has called for a “public and official uprising” against a recent decision by the United States to move its embassy to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds in May. “We call for a Palestinian, Arab and Islamic uprising against this American aggression,” Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), Ali al-Qaradaghi, said in a statement on Sunday. He added, “Jerusalem al-Quds is the cause of [our Muslim] nation and abandoning it or changing ...

PA: Japan to recognise Palestine state, increase aid

1396/11/20 | 23:14
Japan is to recognise the State of Palestinian and increase aid to UNRWA, Quds Press reported a senior Palestinian official saying yesterday.   Speaking to media, senior aide to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath, said Japan had pledged to support the Palestinian right to create an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital during the latest talks between the two countries.   Japan, according to Shaath, rejected US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.   He ...

Is Palestinian authority reviewing strategy against Israel?

1396/11/19 | 23:14
  The Palestinian cause has undergone various changes after Donald Trump was elected as US president. Trump in December 2017 recognized al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of an Israeli regime, putting the final nail in the coffin of optimism of some Palestinians to reach a peace deal with Zionists.   Recently, the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has released a statement calling on the Palestinian Authority, led by Mahmoud Abbas, as well as other Palestinian entities to cut off all links on all levels, especially the political ...

US puts Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on terror blacklist

1396/11/12 | 23:14
  The United States has put the leader of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, on its so-called terror blacklist and imposed sanctions on him, raising tensions in the region following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital. The US State Department said in a statement on Wednesday that Ismail Haniyeh has close links with Hamas' military wing and has been a proponent of armed resistance against Israel. "He has reportedly been involved in terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens. Hamas has been ...

US 'arrant erring' on al-Quds futile: Ayatollah Khamenei

1396/10/28 | 23:14
  Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US is overstepping its bounds in recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital" and planning to move its embassy there, adding that the measures are in vain. Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a meeting with participants in the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Conference in Tehran on Tuesday. Ayatollah Khamenei described the recent decisions by US officials concerning Jerusalem al-Quds as "arrant ...

Tel Aviv ‘disappointed’ by India’s rejection of Al-Quds as Israeli capital: Netanyahu

1396/10/26 | 23:14
  Israeli regime’s premier Benjamin Netanyahu says he was “disappointed” by India’s refusal to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the occupying regime, but said but he would not let it spoil his landmark visit to the Asian country.   “Naturally, I am disappointed,” Netanyahu, who is on a six-day visit to India, said on Monday.   India joined more than 120 countries last month to vote in favor of a resolution calling for the US to drop its recognition of al-Quds as the “capital” of Israeli regime.   The ...

Iraqi Baath Party Attempting to Return to Power with Israel, S. Arabia's Support

1396/10/19 | 23:14
Arab media sources revealed attempts by certain Baath party leaders to return to the political scene with the help of Israel and Saudi Arabia and by recruiting a number of extremist Sunni figures. The Arabic-language Al-Quds al-Arabi newspaper reported that recently a number of leaders of the Sunni Tahalof al-Qowa coalition have held a meeting with the Israeli ambassador in Amman. "The meeting had been planned several months ago and it was recently held in Jordan and a number of members of the coalition met with the Israeli envoy and his deputy ...

Arab League vows to seek international recognition of al-Quds as Palestine capital

1396/10/17 | 23:14
  The Arab League has vowed to seek international recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Palestine. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the announcement following a meeting attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Palestine, and the United Arab Emirates in the Jordanian capital Amman on Saturday. "There is a political decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and we will strive to reach an international political decision to recognize a Palestinian state... with (east) Jerusalem ...

Shafaqna special: Can Trump attack Pakistan to divert attention from Al-Quds?

1396/10/14 | 23:14
The White House has said it wanted to see Pakistan do more to fight terrorism and that it would likely announce actions to pressure Islamabad within days.   “Our goal is that we know that they can do more to stop terrorism and we want them to do that,” White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders told reporters on Tuesday.   “In terms of specific actions, I think you’ll see some more details come out on that in the next 24 to 48 hours.”     The US accused Pakistan on Tuesday of playing a “double game” on fighting ...

Iraqi officials deny visiting Israel

1396/10/10 | 23:14
  Claims that 20 Iraqi officials have secretly visited Israel over the years have been denied, Al-Quds.co.uk has reported. The claims were made by an Israeli academic who told Russia Today that Arabs are “running” to normalise relations with the Zionist state.   It is claimed that Mithal Al-Alousi and Ahmed Al-Jalabi visited Israel in 2007; Mish’an Lajbouri went there in 2009; Hanan Al-Fatlawi in 2010; and Hussein Al-Shahrastani in 2011. “This,” said the academic in question, “is Iraqi hypocrisy.” The exact name of ...

Muslim world won’t compromise on al-Quds, says Erdogan

1396/10/10 | 23:14
  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again criticized US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the "capital" of Israel, stressing that the Israeli-occupied city is of great value to all Muslims. Addressing the 16th Islamic Circle of North America-Muslim American Society Convention in Chicago, the United States, via a video link, Erdogan said on Saturday that Jerusalem al-Quds was the “red line for all Muslims,” calling on Muslims “not to allow anyone to divide them on the basis of ethnic, sectarian ...

Palestine recalls envoy for sharing stage with Hafiz Saeed

1396/10/10 | 23:14
Palestine has recalled its envoy to Pakistan after India objected to his appearance in a public meeting on Al Quds along with Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. A statement by the Palestinian foreign ministry said: “The minister of foreign affairs and expatriates under the direct instructions of the president of the state of Palestine has decided to recall the Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan immediately.” It said that the envoy’s participation “in a mass rally in solidarity with Jerusalem… in the presence of individuals accused ...

The Zionist regime tries to win support from third world countries over Al Quds with financial promises

1396/10/9 | 23:14
  Zionist Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, created a fund to win support from third world countries over Quds issue.   According to the Times of Israel, a fund has been set up to provide 50 million dollars to 50 developing countries to gain their support of Israel at international level.   It is also said that the Zionist regime has paid $ 72,000 to persuade a small island nation in the Pacific to vote against the US-back resolution on Quds in the General Assembly.   The Israeli Foreign Ministry paid the $ 72,000 ...

Hamas praises Iran for supporting Palestinian forces in defending al-Quds

1396/10/7 | 23:14
  A leader of the Palestinian Resistance Movement, Hamas, hailed top Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani for offering unconditional support for Palestinian forces in defending the holy city of al-Quds (Jerusalem). In an interview with Al-Mayadeen TV, Yahya Sinwar, Hamas’ chief in the Gaza Strip, admired Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Soleimani for assuring Palestinian groups of Iran’s unwavering support in protecting Quds and maintaining the holy city as the capital of ...

Are Palestinians coming up with a new intifida?

1396/10/4 | 23:14
  US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Israeli regime has so far provoked massive reactions from many Muslim and even non-Muslim countries.     Different analysts vary in their ideas on the issue. Meanwhile, one issue has picked big attention: Will Trump decision spark a new Palestinian intifada in the occupied territories?   The answer to this question takes a flashback to the record of Palestinian intifadas in the past.   Palestine’s intifada can be ...

Guatemala becomes first country to move embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds after US

1396/10/4 | 23:14
Guatemala has announced that it will be moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem al-Quds, making it the first country to follow in the footsteps of US President Donald Trump. On Sunday, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales made the announcement following a conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "I am informing you that I have given instructions to the foreign ministry that it start the necessary respective coordination to make this happen," said Morales. His announcement came three days after two-thirds of UN member states ...

UN General Assembly unanimously calls on US to revoke al-Quds decision

1396/10/1 | 23:14
  The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the US to withdraw its controversial recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israeli "capital." The 193-nation assembly adopted the resolution on Thursday by a decisive vote of 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to Twitter, hailing the vote as a "resounding" negative reply to US President Donald Trump's "intimidation" in reference to his threat of reprisals against countries that support the measure. Before ...

What’s behind India’s muted response to Trump’s Al-Quds decision?

1396/9/30 | 23:14
  New Delhi after Trump’s recognition of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Israeli capital has taken an unclear course in dealing with this important case.   Despite the fact that India was one of the first and bluntest supporters of the Palestinian cause during its presidency over the Non-Aligned Movement and the Palestinian cases had often been one of the priorities of the country’s foreign policy, New Delhi now and after Trump’s recognition of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Israeli capital has taken an unclear course in dealing with ...

Israel prepared to pay price for Jerusalem al-Quds move: Israeli minister

1396/9/29 | 23:14
Israel’s minister of military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, says the entity is fully ready to pay the “price” for US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital.” “It was clear to us that the US President's declaration [on Jerusalem al-Quds] will have a price, and I repeat, we are ready to pay the whole price. This determination [on city] is important,” Lieberman said during a tour of the Re’im military base on Tuesday morning. On December 6, Trump announced his decision to recognize ...

#DeleteIsrael trend storms on Twitter

1396/9/28 | 23:14
  Scores of users from different countries and in different languages have outraged on the popular social networking site Twitter as they have started trending with the hashtag #DeleteIsrael to protest against Trump’s decision of recognizing al Quds (Jerusalem) as the the capital of Israel. After Donald Trump declared to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Zionist regime, we saw a series of condemnations of the leaders of the world’s major countries. Many top politicians around the world condemned this issue.   But in ...

France ‘has no plan’ to move embassy to Al Quds (Jerusalem)

1396/9/26 | 23:14
France does not intend to move its embassy to a city other than Tel Aviv for now,” French FM says.French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday that his country had no plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem.   “France does not intend to move its embassy to a city other than Tel Aviv for now,” Le Drian told RTL Radio during an interview.   He said the Palestinians needed hope while the Israeli side should take responsibility. “France will support any peace process in the region,” the French minister said.   According ...

UNSC to vote on resolution aimed at nullifying Trump's Jerusalem al-Quds move

1396/9/26 | 23:14
The United Nations Security Council is mulling a draft resolution aimed at legally voiding any unilateral decisions on the status of Jerusalem al-Quds. The Egyptian-drafted resolution was circulated among council members on Saturday and will probably be put to vote early next week. According to Reuters, the draft "affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with ...

US signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

1396/9/25 | 23:14
The administration of US President Donald Trump has signaled that the Western Wall, a site of worship in Jerusalem al-Quds’ Old City, has to be a part of Israel. The declaration by two US senior officials on Friday came amid mounting tension over Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, ruled out any scenario that did not retain Israeli control over the site. "We cannot envision any situation under which the Western Wall would not be part of Israel. But as ...

EU rebuffs Netanyahu’s call for recognizing Al-Quds as Israeli Capital

1396/9/24 | 23:14
  EU foreign ministers have firmly rejected Israeli Prime Minister's request to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the occupying regime's capital.   US President Donald Trump has announced his decision on Wednesday to recognize al-Quds as Israeli regime’s capital and relocate American embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds, where Palestinians consider as permanent capital of their state.   The provocative move, that broke with decades of US policy and international consensus that the city’s status must be left to Israeli-Palestinian ...

OIC recognizes East Jerusalem al-Quds as Palestine's capital

1396/9/23 | 23:14
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has invited all nations to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Palestine, blasting the United States for disregarding Middle East peace by moving its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to the occupied city. The 57-member organization issued a communique at the end of an emergency summit on Wednesday, declaring that it would recognize "East Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Palestine and invite all countries to recognize the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital." The ...

Afghan Parliament demands severing ties with US over Al-Quds decision

1396/9/20 | 23:14
The parliament in Afghanistan on Saturday asked the government and Muslim countries around the world to suspend ties with the US in a protest against President Donald Trump’s decision on al-Quds.   After a number of members spoke vehemently against the move by the US president, the lower house of the parliament adopted a unanimous resolution, condemning Trump’s decision to recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as a capital of the usurper Israeli regime.   The dramatic shift in Washington’s al-Quds policy triggered demonstrations in ...

Gazans burn photos of Saudi king, crown prince

1396/9/20 | 23:14
Palestinians come out in force in the Gaza Strip to protest US recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” burning the pictures of American and Saudi heads of state. The rally, organized by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), drew thousands in the besieged enclave to protest the most serious inroad in recent years to the third holiest site in Islam. The protesters set fire to American and Israeli flags as well as the portraits and effigies of US President Donald Trump, and tore up pictures of Saudi King ...

Why is the world standing against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital?

1396/9/19 | 23:14
The Wednesday decision by US President Donald Trump to formally recognize Jerusalem Al-Quds as the capital of Israel has been followed by global expressions of alarm and condemnations about the implications. Trump’s controversial declaration was endorsed by Tel Aviv, and pretty much nobody else. France slammed the unilateral move, while Britain warned the declaration risked doing serious harm to the peace process. Across the Arab world, the complaints understandably centered more heavily on the implications for occupied East Jerusalem, and ...

Muslim world needs another intifada in defense of Quds: Tehran conference

1396/9/18 | 23:14
Senior Muslim figures attending the international Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran have slammed a US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” calling for a new intifada (uprising) against the scheme targeting the occupied Palestinian city.   In their final statement, the participants in the 31 International Islamic Unity Conference condemned US President Donald Trump’s Wednesday remarks about al-Quds, during which he also ordered the State Department to relocated the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ...

100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning Trump's declaration

1396/9/18 | 23:14
  More than 100 Jewish studies scholars have condemned President Donald Trump’s announcement of the US recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital. In a petition released on Thursday, at least 110 signatories from universities and colleges across the United States called on Trump to cancel the controversial decision. "We write as Jewish Studies scholars to express our dismay at the Trump administration's decision to reverse decades of bipartisan US policy by declaring Jerusalem [al-Quds] the capital of Israel, and authorizing ...

Muslims mull emergency meetings on Trump's move against al-Quds

1396/9/14 | 23:14
Jordan has initiated a diplomatic campaign to mobilize Arab and Muslim states against an expected US move to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital. President Donald Trump reportedly plans to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel in a speech on Wednesday in an apparent bid to offset his pledge to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. A senior Jordanian diplomatic source said Amman, the current president of the Arab League, would invite members of the Arab summit and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation ...

US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem

1396/8/23 | 23:14
  US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says President Donald Trump will keep his promise to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, indicating that Washington recognizes the city as the capital of Israel. The American envoy made the comments Sunday evening at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual gathering in New York City. "The president has also made clear that he intends to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is not a question of if, it is a question of when. And I take the ...

‘Saudi Arabia summoned Abbas in response to Hamas trip to Iran’

1396/8/19 | 23:14
  Saudi Arabia has “summoned” the Palestinian Authority and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas to Riyadh in response to a visit by Hamas officials to Tehran, former Egyptian ambassador Abdullah Al-Ash’al told Quds Press on Tuesday.   “The Saudis will order Abbas to be inflexible on two issues,” explained the political analyst. “He must not respond to Hamas calls to end the security cooperation with the [Israeli] occupation, and not lift the sanctions imposed on the Gaza Strip.” This, he added, will push Hamas to withdraw from the ...

Trump says won't move US embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds for now

1396/7/17 | 23:14
  President Donald Trump says unless peace is established between Israel and Palestine, the US embassy will not be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. “I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” Trump told former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on the TBN program “Huckabee.” “If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it’ll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen,” he said. Asked about the time of a possible embassy move, ...

Saudi Arabia, Egypt keep mum on Israeli crimes, abandon al-Aqsa: Author

1396/5/5 | 23:14
Saudi Arabia and Egypt have shown "cold indifference" toward crimes committed by the Israeli regime against Palestinian Muslims at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds, says an author. Daud Abdullah, in an opinion piece published by palestinechronicle.com on Wednesday, wrote that the restrictive measures imposed by Israel at the compound had failed to stir the moral fiber of the religious establishments in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. “Their cold indifference to the plight of Islam’s third holiest site is unworthy of ...

British Jews urge London Mayor to get Hizbullah banned

1396/4/23 | 23:14
  Last month, British Jewish groups had accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of not doing his job over letting pro-Palestinian protesters raising Hizbullah flags during the Al-Quds rally on June 18, 2017.       On June 22, Tory London Assembly member Andrew Boff (Jew) asked the Mayor to write to home secretary Amber Augusta Rudd (in March 2017, she pledged £13.4 million to continue government funding for security measures at Jewish schools and community centers) seeking clarification over what constitutes a banned ...

Erdogan: An occupied Jerusalem is shameful for Turks

1396/2/23 | 23:14
    On Monday, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the Zionist entity a racist and apartheid state. He urged Turks to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque more often as Israeli occupation of Al-Quds (Old Jerusalem) is shameful for Turks. Erdogan was referring to UNESCO’s recent resolution confirming that Old Jerusalem is an occupied city. Last year, UNESCO had declared that Old Jerusalem had nothing to do with Jewish religion.   Erdogan also warned Donald Trump administration on relocating US embassy to Jerusalem. “The ...

What does Hamas’s new policy document mean?

1396/2/16 | 23:14
  In past few weeks, there emerged a lot of news about the policy document of the Palestinian movement Hamas, raising debates and controversies about the possible changes in the movement's political strategy.     Finally, the document was unveiled yesterday by Hamas’s political office chief Khaled Mashal who is now based in Qatar. It includes 42 articles, with the most important of them being movement’s consent to an interim Palestinian state within pre-1967 boundaries, which include West Bank, Al-Quds (Jerusalem), and ...

Netanyahu’s wife to be indicted over corruption charges

1396/2/4 | 23:14
Israeli police have moved to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife on allegations of corruption, Israeli broadcaster Channel 10 revealed on Friday. The Israeli channel said that the indictment is related to the case referred to by the media as the prime minister’s real estate on which Sara Netanyahu was investigated over her alleged use of state funds for private spending. According to Channel 10, Quds Press said that the police recommendation came in the wake of completing the investigations into Netanyahu’s real estate case, ...

Rejecting French proposal: Jewish state not bothered about international community

1394/7/30 | 23:14
Israel has rejected a proposal by France to send international observers to monitor the situation near the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday for the second time slammed France's draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to deploy monitors to the area, which has been witnessing deadly clashes for weeks. "Israel cannot accept the French draft resolution at the UNSC," Netanyahu said. Paris submitted its proposal on the matter in a draft resolution to the UNSC ...

Nefarious design: Would Muslim world stand united against Al-qsa division?

1394/7/19 | 23:14
The head of the Turkish Presidency for Religious Affairs Mehmet Gormez said on Tuesday that Al-Aqsa’s temporal and spatial division is unacceptable. "We, as Muslims, do not accept the temporal and spatial division of Al-Aqsa," said Gormez at Anadolu Agency’s Editor's Desk.Israeli security forces had stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sept. 13, using rubber bullets, teargas and stun grenades to disperse Muslim worshippers near the mosque for three days, which at the time drew considerable international outcry. Major Palestinian ...