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The text is a summary of an article in AlAhram, Egypt’s most influential daily, in which the author argues that Israel and the USA are trying to create religious tensions in Egypt by targeting Islam. The author reports that a picture of the Prophet Mohammed as a pig on the Holy Qur’an came at the...
Whether it’s the expulsion of Bedouin families from the Jordan River Valley several days ago or the recent displacement of Palestinian families from the Old City of Jerusalem, the perpetrator remains the same.  The crimes may vary but the criminal is still raping the land and murdering its victims...
President Muhammad Mursī on Wednesday (November 14) issued a decision withdrawing Egypt’s ambassador to Israel after flagrant Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. [Amānī Mājid, Bāsil Yusrī and Khālid al-Asma’ī, al-Ahrām, Nov. 15, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Israel’s attempts to recruit young Christian Israeli Arabs in the army are raising concerns in Arab political and religious circles that condemned the move and warned of the Israeli authorities’ plans through their intelligence arms to foment sedition among Palestinians in Israel over an issue...
Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb criticized the West’s constant bias in favor of the Zionist entity, adding the Palestinian issue is the very core of all problems in the region that failure to reach permanent and just solution and establish a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its...
Today’s overview deals with calls by the Azhar on Muslim countries meeting at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Saudi city of Jeddah to withdraw the Arab initiative to settle the disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.
Within the context of its participation in the “Youth against Violence and Extremism” Program implemented in Romania during October, the youth mission of the Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights (MPDHR) made a presentation about the Egyptian culture and civilization, focusing on the major...
Karīm Kamāl, president of the ‘Union of Copts for the Homeland’, praised the decision of Theophilus III, the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Jordan, of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in protest against Israeli practices, describing it...
Former muftī of Egypt, Alī Gum’ah, has called upon Muslim youth to visit Jerusalem. This call stirred much contention in Egyptian political circles. Some political parties stated that the call is alien, ambiguous, not justified and considered a form of naturalization with ‘the Zionists’. Dr. Abd al...
Dr. Shawqī Allām, the Muftī of Egypt, denounced that Israeli occupation forces allowed Moshe Zalman Feiglin, Member of the Knesset, to storm al- Aqsa mosque with a group of settlers. Praying people were attacked.A number of them were injured. The Muftī stated that the attack on praying people is...
The Council of Shaykhs of Sufī Orders has denounced storming the Aqsa mosque and desecrating it by the Israeli female soldiers. The Council of Shaykhs added that Israel continues to challenge the Islamic world with its provocations (Author not mentioned, al- Dustūr, March 20, p.2). Read original...
In his speech in the UAE at the conference “Social Peace”, Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imām of the Azhar, deplored the fact that global peace is tied to the whims of international politics and its changeability, saying that Islam viewed peace as the basis of international relations. He stated that the...
‘Abd al-Hādī al-Qasabī, Grand Shaykh of the Sūfīs, has called for cooperation throughout the Arabic and Islamic world to launch a swift intervention to rescue Muslims in Burma and the Central African Republic, as well as to prevent any further incursions by Israeli forces into Al-‘Aqsá Mosque in...
The Azhar has condemned the violent incursion on Al-‘Aqsá mosque in Jerusalem undertaken by Jewish settlers the day before yesterday, describing it as a violation of its sanctity. Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib of the Azhar called for an Islamic movement to put pressure on the occupying forces and to...
  In an interview hosted by the Saudi-Arabian editor-in-chief of ʿArab News, Fayṣal ʿAbbās, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawāḍrūs II denounced the decision of banning the Copts from visiting the Holy Land, describing it as an ‘inappropriate decision’.   Pope Tawāḍrūs II explained that many Egyptians,...
The Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers kicked off today morning in Manama [al-Manāmah], capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Conference is organized by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in cooperation with the Bahrain...
Dr. Muhamad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, refuted all allegations posed against his ministry regarding its cooperation with the state of Israel. Dr. Jum’ah referred to these allegations as lies intended to damage the ministry’s image. 
Dr. Ahmad al- Tayyib, Shaykh of the Azhar, stated that the aggression of the “Zionist entity” against the Gaza Strip is a genocide against the unarmed Palestinian people. 
The Israeli Operation Protective Edge has led to the death of 98 martyrs and injuring 670 more people. 
The Grand Muftī, Shawqī Allām, has called for an immediate end to all military operations that the Israeli forces are carrying out against Gaza. He requested the Arab World, UN and international community intervene immediately to end the air strikes of the Israeli Occupation

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