Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli police Thursday shot dead a Palestinian suspected of an assassination attempt on a hardline campaigner for Jewish prayer rights at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound.
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday, in an apparent bid to ease tensions over the site that sparked a surge in Israel-Palestinian violence.
TORONTO — Two men say a parking restriction in the City of Mississauga that’s in effect during Friday prayer services discriminates against Muslims and they’re asking the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to back their claim.
Salman Khalid, 32, is an emergency physician at a hospital about half an hour from the ISNA Canada Centre, a mosque he and his family have always attended in Mississauga, west of Toronto. In May 2012, he was given a ticket for parking on nearby Finfar Court rather than the mosque’s parking lot, while attending Friday prayer services.
Britain’s Channel 4 TV network has defended plans to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer every morning during Ramadan by suggesting there are more Muslims in Britain than people who tuned in to watch the Queen’s coronation anniversary service.
Ralph Lee, the broadcaster’s head of factual programming, said that 2.8 million Britons will fast for the month of Ramadan starting next week.
The head of a UN panel behind a report assailed by critics as “one-sided” and aimed at “attacking” Israel, has said the document could be used as “a kind of weapon for the Palestinians.”
At a news conference, French judge Christine Chanet said Palestinians could use the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) report if they wanted to take their grievances before The Hague-based International Criminal Court.
LONDON — It is being called the “meatball war.”
To be precise, pork meatballs and other pork dishes such as roasts have become the latest weapons in the culture wars playing out in Europe over immigration after a Danish town voted this week to require public day care centres and kindergartens to include the meat on their lunch menus.
JERUSALEM — Two Arab attackers opened fire in a bus station in southern Israel on Sunday, wounding five people, one critically, in one of the boldest attacks yet of a monthlong wave of violence.
The attack came as Israel further tightened security around the country, highlighted by the construction of a barrier separating Jewish and Arab neighborhoods in east Jerusalem. In a bid to halt the fighting, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Paris he would meet the Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the coming days.