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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...
  In al-Ahrām, Usāmah Siddīq writes about the Coptic celebrations in Virgin Mary Monastery in Asyut govenrorate marking the anniversary of the visit of the holy family after they fled Palestine. The celebrations, lasting for fifteen days (from the 7th to the 22nd of August) consist of different...
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.
An anonymous security source stated that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmūd ‘Izzat has sent a letter to three terrorist groups in Sinai requesting 300 terrorists to execute an alleged plan for “the last chance” to be executed on the anniversary of June 30th.
Egyptian churches have denounced the attack that took place in Rafah, Sinai, and led to the death of 16 officers and men. Bishop Pachomius, Coptic Orthodox Acting Patriarch offered his condolences to the Egyptian people.
While the UK celebrates the ‘Feast of St. George’, many Palestinians also celebrate the feast and look upon him as a national hero. The flag of Saint George, waving on top one of the Churches in the West Bank is very similar to the UK flag.
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media, Jordan, published a report entitled “The Christians of Middle East Face Regional Conflicts and Terrorist Attacks”. The report stated that numbers of Christians are dwindling amid conflict and jihadist attacks, for Pope Francis expressed his concern that...
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...
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...
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria) has introduced a testimony for new members in Iraq, in which they declare that they are ‘not an unbeliever’. In the pledge new recruits must repent for having committed bid‘ (innovation / heresy in religion), and each declaration is valid for three...
The annual sūfī Iftār was held at the headquarters of the ‘Azmiyyah tarīqah in the neighborhood of Sayyidah Zaynab yesterday. As well as the presence of several Sūfī sheikhs, there was also a diplomatic Iranian delegation present, under the supervision of Tawfīq al-Samdī, political advisor to the...
A joint prayer is organized for tomorrow by the Council of Egyptian Churches, which encompasses the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Evangelical, and Roman Catholic Churches.  The prayer is to be held at the St Mark’s Cathedral in the ‘Abāssiyah district tomorrow night as a call for peace in Egypt,...
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
The Azhar has denounced the barbaric attacks launched by the Israel against the Palestinian people, he assured that the Arabs and Muslims will not be patient for long. 
Dr. Ādil Adawy Minister of  Health and Population has announced that the Egyptian hospitals have announced 11 injured people from Gaza. 
84 people martyred and 538 were injured in the Israeli Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. The resistance responded by bombing Tel Aviv with rockets. Benjamin Netenyahu, Israeli Prime Minister announced on his part a land operation to the strip.

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