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Jordan’s King Abdullah stresses Muslims’ eternal right to Jerusalem

SHAFAQNA - King Abdullah of Jordan stressed on Sunday that Jerusalem is the “key to peace” and pointed out that the Palestinians and Muslims have an eternal right to the holy city, Assabeel has reported. “We have exerted every possible…

Jordan's king says East Al-Quds must be capital of Palestinian state

SHAFAQNA - Jordanian King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein has reiterated his support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, stating that East Jerusalem al-Quds must be the capital of such a country. During a meeting with German…

Special Sermon Calls On Muslims To Defend Glory Of Jerusalem

SHAFAQNA - A special sermon at the Putra Mosque here today called on Muslims to defend the glory of Jerusalem, akin to the Baitullah in Makkah and the Nabawi Mosque in Madinah. The sermon was delivered by Federal Territory Mufti Datuk Dr…

Thousands protest Jerusalem decision in Washington

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SHAFAQNA - Thousands gathered near by the White House on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizations, Council…

Turkey wants to open embassy in East Jerusalem: Erdogan

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 17 said Turkey wants to open an embassy in East Jerusalem al-Quds, following a decision by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to recognize East Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital…

Over 80,000 Indonesians rally to protest Trump’s Al-Quds decision

SHAFAQNA - Indonesian people held mass rally on Sunday in the country's capital city Jakarta to protest US president's provocative decision to recognize al-Quds as Israeli regime's capital. Over 80,000 people, estimated by police, marched…

Muslim leaders discuss al-Quds at OIC emergency meeting in Istanbul

SHAFAQNA - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) convenes an urgent summit in Istanbul on Washington’s contentious declaration on Jerusalem al-Quds, with the Turkish foreign minister urging Muslim nations to respond by pressing the…

Ayatollah Motahari Historic Speech On Palestine

SHAFAQNA-Motahari Historic Speech On Palestine

MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD RALLY AGAINST TRUMP IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIANS

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SHAFAQNA-Thousands of Palestinians protested in a "day of rage" on Friday in the West Bank, Gaza and in east Jerusalem against US President Donald Trump's recognition of the ancient city as Israel's capital. Across the Arab and Muslim worlds,…

Protesters in NYC rally to denounce Trump's decision over al-Quds

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of people have held a demonstration in New York to condemn US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel. The protesters descended on Times Square on Friday night while chanting,…

Trump triggers Palestinian fury & anti-US protests in Turkey, Jordan

SHAFAQNA - Anti-US protests erupted almost immediately after Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – with greater demonstrations expected across the Muslim world, united in their support of the Palestinian cause. Palestinians…

British PM condemns Jerusalem move

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SHAFAQNA - Theresa May condemned the controversial action as she reiterated the UK's support for continued negotiations between Israel and Palestine in a bid to prevent a world wide religious divide. Mrs May said: "We disagree with the US…

IHRC: "US move on Jerusalem adds insult to injury"

SHAFAQNA - The US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is an act of diplomatic piracy that heaps insult on the wound of occupation that continues to afflict millions of Palestinians. The move to break with the international…

Trump declares Jerusalem to be Israel capital

SHAFAQNA - President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday, though the embassy will remain in Tel Aviv for security purposes for the next six months. "There will of course be disagreement and dissent regarding…

Christian man prays with Jerusalem Muslims as religious tensions flare

SHAFAQNA - Nidal Aboud stood out as one among many. As the men around him bowed, he made the sign of the cross. As they chanted their prayers, he read the Bible to himself. And as they said "Allahu Akbar" -- God is greatest -- he stood silently…

Arab League says Israel 'playing with fire' at holy site

SHAFAQNA - The Arab League on Sunday accused Israel of "playing with fire" with new security measures at a highly sensitive al-Aqsa Mosque. "Jerusalem al-Quds is a red line," its chief Ahmed Abul Gheit said in a statement, adding that "no…

UNESCO denounces Israel’s illegal practices in Jerusalem al-Quds

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has passed a resolution, denouncing Israel’s “illegal” practices in East Jerusalem al-Quds and describing the regime as an “occupying power.” The…

Trump seriously considering moving US embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds: Pence

SHAFAQNA - Vice President Mike Pence said President Trump continues to mull moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, which would overturn decades of foreign policy. "The president is giving serious consideration…

Palestinians call for Muslims to pray that Trump doesn't move embassy to Jerusalem

SHAFAQNA - As inauguration day draws near, U.S. allies in the Middle East, alongside Palestinian leaders and American diplomats, are warning President-elect Donald Trump to forget his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. A…

Palestinians call for mosque prayers to protest possible U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

SHAFAQNA -  Mohammed Ishtayeh, an adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Tuesday that the Palestinians were told by “American circles and diplomatic friends” that Trump might reaffirm the plan during his January 20 inaugural…

Jerusalem makes people speak religion ... or is God? Opinion

SHAFAQNA - How does a man like me, who has publicly announced on more than one occasion, that he is agnostic, even begin to tip his toe into the quagmire of religion? Any religion. But here I am, actually wading into those murky waters of religious…

Jerusalem Holy Site Declared Muslim, Not Jewish, In United Nations Resolution

SHAFAQNA - One of the world's most important religious sites and Judaism’s holiest site, Jerusalem’s Temple Mount and Western Wall, were reclassified as an exclusively Muslim shrine Thursday after a United Nations organization adopted…
Archbishop Atallah

Archbishop unhappy with Israel's shunning of Islam, Christianity's holy sites in Jerusalem

SHAFAQNA - Archbishop Atallah Hanna slammed Tuesday the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) for publishing a guiding brochure of Occupied Jerusalem that hides Islamic and Christian holy sites. Hanna said in a press statement the brochure…

Egypt's Coptic pope in rare visit to Jerusalem

SHAFAQNA - Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II arrived in Jerusalem on Thursday for the funeral of a senior cleric, the first visit by the head of Coptic Christians in decades, the church said. He will attend the funeral of Archbishop Anba Abraham,…

Obama calls for respect of holy sites in Jerusalem

SHAFAQNA - President Barack Obama on Friday called for respect for religious sites in Jerusalem and the status quo that allows the shared worship of the three religions in that area. “The religious sites that are so important to three…

How US media is quietly lobbying for Israel's Temple

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SHAFAQNA - In an article on the Noble Sanctuary, or Temple Mount, in occupied East Jerusalem, New York Times reporter Jodi Rudoren twice refers to the Jewish extremists’ plans for the plateau. Many Palestinians point to recent visits…