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Netanyahu describes Jerusalem as `heart` of Israel

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 14:02

Israel`s hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described Jerusalem as the "heart of the nation" and vowed to preserve the holy city "as the undivided capital of Israel" for eternity, a position that can derail the fragile peace process with the Palestinians.

Don`t use the name of God for Violence: Pope Francis

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 14:54

Urging Jews, Christians and Muslims to "respect and love one another as brothers and sisters", Pope Francis today made an impassioned appeal here "not to abuse the name of God for violence".

Let`s `work together` for peace: Pope to Muslims, Jews

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:14

Pope Francis today called for Christians, Jews and Muslims to "work together" for justice and peace on a visit to Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam.

Jordan summons Israeli ambassador over holy site clash

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 13:18

Jordan summoned the Israeli ambassador here Monday over recent clashes in the al-Aqsa Mosque, the state media reported.

Jews pray in Jerusalem after Old City clashes

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 16:12

Thousands of Jews prayed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem`s Old City on Thursday, after a series of clashes at the adjacent flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Jordan MPs want Israeli Ambassador expelled

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 19:48

A majority of Jordanian MPs voted to seek the expulsion of Israel`s Ambassador to the kingdom after the Jewish state`s Parliament debated Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Jordan summons Israeli ambassador over cameras in holy site

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 07:04

Jordan said Tuesday it summoned the Israeli ambassador in Amman after Israel installed surveillance cameras at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Jordan summons Israeli ambassador over cameras in holy site

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 07:03

Jordan said Tuesday it summoned the Israeli ambassador in Amman after Israel installed surveillance cameras at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Israeli police deploy in force for Ramadan

Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2011, 12:46

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious, charitable.

Israel limits access to Al-Aqsa as Passover starts

Last Updated: Monday, March 29, 2010, 15:40

Israel on Monday curbed travel from the West Bank and access to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound as Jews began marking the week-long Passover holiday amid heightened tension with the Palestinians.

Israel maintains restriction on access to Jerusalem mosque

Last Updated: Monday, March 15, 2010, 15:22

Israeli police on Monday maintained restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam`s third holiest site for the fourth day running amid tensions in Jerusalem.

Israeli police battle Muslim protesters at Al-Aqsa mosque

Last Updated: Friday, March 05, 2010, 22:38

Israeli police battled Muslim protesters in Jerusalem`s Old City on Friday after storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, one of Islam`s holiest sites, when protesters threw stones after the main weekly prayers.