Israel Plans to Outlaw Al-Aqsa Muslim Guards

Israel’s security authorities are pushing a bill that will outlaw Muslim ‘guards’ at Al-Aqsa mosque – a revered Muslim holy site on Temple Mount, which has been at the center of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police, Haaretz reported. The bill is being drafted on behalf of Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, the Israel Police […]

Jewish settlers suspected in West Bank mosque attack

Israeli settlers in the West Bank are suspected to have vandalised a mosque by spraying slogans on its walls, Palestinian officials say. Nearby olive trees were uprooted and cars burned in the attack that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to reports. The Israeli Defence Forces confirmed the incident occurred and said […]

Iran outraged over Swiss vote for banning minarets

An East-West clash over a Swiss referendum last week banning the construction of mosque minarets heated up today as Iran’s foreign minister warned of unspecified “consequences” if the ban were enforced. Manouchehr Mottaki spoke on the phone with his Swiss counterpart Micheline Calmy-Rey. Switzerland and Iran generally have good relations. The Swiss serve as Washington’s […]