The UAE cleric also accused the late Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres, of controlling Al-Jazeera by working ‘hand in hand’ with the Qatar-based network.
Prominent United Arab Emirates cleric, Wassim Yousuf, slammed the Qatar-based news outlet Al-Jazeera in a TV interview last month, accusing it of being supported by Israel and a “weapon of the Jews.”
The statement comes amid a diplomatic crisis with Qatar and Arab Gulf states, who shut-down the network following a total blockade of the country for its alleged ties with extremists.
In the latest string of accusations against the news outlet, Yousuf claimed on Abu Dhabi TV that Al-Jazeera was being controlled by Israel, and more specifically worked “hand in hand” with Israel’s late president and former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, reported the Times of Israel on Saturday. Continue Reading »
Yale University lecturer with Phd from Al Azhar University in Cairo, Sheikh Omer Salem, says Muslims are the Jews’ protectors, and vows the Temple Mount will return to Jewish hands.
By Tsvi Sadan
Olam Katan (Small World) is one of many religious newsletters distributed in synagogues throughout Israel each Friday. It is the last place one would expect to find an interview with Yale University alumnus Sheikh Omer Salem who visited Israel last week. Salem’s December 26 lecture in Haifa University was heckled by an Israeli Arab student who just couldn’t stand a sheikh speaking on behalf of Israel. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Egypt’s most prominent expert on Arabic & Islamic studies, joins other celebrated scholars saying Muslim claims over al-Aksa mosque are religiously baseless, rather “a pawn in a political game.”
By JACKIE HOGI
Dr. Youssef Ziedan was insistent on pronouncing the words “Beit Hamikdash,” or, Temple in Jerusalem, clearly and in Hebrew.
An Egyptian philosopher and expert on Arabic and Islamic studies, Ziedan sat in the Egyptian CBC studios and explained at length to his host why, in his opinion, Muslim claims over al-Aksa mosque in Jerusalem are baseless. The CBC interviewer, Khairy Ramadan, challenged Zieden while taking in his words eagerly. Continue Reading »
Youssef Ziedan, Egypt’s most distinguished & acclaimed scholar of Arabic & Islamic studies has recently outraged the Arab world with his latest decorations that contradict radical Islamic politics.
By Hillel Fendel
Renowned Egyptian scholar Youssef Ziedan, a specialist in Arabic and Islamic studies, has given a series of interviews to Egyptian television stations of late, the purpose of which appears to be to anger his Muslim colleagues.
His main point has been to say that there is actually no connection between Jerusalem and ancient Islam. When Islam was founded during the 7th century, he says, Jerusalem was a holy city to the Jews, while the Mosque of Omar was not even built until 74 years after Muhammed’s death.
A Shi’ite Lebanese cleric has extended an olive branch to Jewish and Christian leaders around the world with a message of non-violence.
Sayyed Muhammad Ali Husseini – Photo: Facebook
Sayyed Muhammad Ali Husseini, secretary general of the Arabic Islamic Council, took to Facebook on Sunday to warn of the dangers of religious extremism.
“We call on rabbis, priests, cardinals and Muslim clerics, Sunni and Shia, to play down the verses, the scriptures, the traditions and the religious texts that call for violence, because they are more dangerous than nuclear weapons,” he wrote at the beginning of a long message. Continue Reading »
Jordanian Sheikh Yassin Al-‘Ajlouni acknowledges Judaism’s historical & spiritual connection to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount & wants Muslims to establish a Jewish place of worship.
By Israel Today Staff
A prominent Jordanian Muslim cleric last week said that Jews should be permitted to pray atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, which is Judaism’s holiest site. Though the holy site is currently under Israeli sovereignty, Jews and Christians are strictly prohibited from even mouthing silent prayers while visiting.
Like most Jews and many Christians, Sheikh Yassin Al-’Ajlouni ascertained that control of the Temple Mount is “the most important issue of our times,” but said he saw no problem in permitting Jews to pray there.
The Qur’an expressly recognizes that Jerusalem plays the same role for Jews that Mecca has for Muslims. True Muslims must admit that there is no real link between al-Mi’raj and sovereign rights over Jerusalem, since the city was not under Islamic but under Byzantine administration.
By Professor Abdul Hadi Palazzi
Jerusalem: Three-Fold Religious Heritage for a Contemporary Single Administration
Any discussion of the problem of sovereignty over Jerusalem necessarily means involvement in a kind of investigation that has political, cultural, psychological and religious implications. For Jew or Muslim, religious or secular, thinking of Jerusalem means to feel reason and sentiment mingled together. Continue Reading »
This educational website operates without financial incentives. Furthermore, there are no commercial advertisements for profit, nor does it accept donations.
IsraelandStuff.com is truly a 'Labor of Love' with the sole purpose of putting Israel's real face in the light for all to see, while exposing the unfair double-standards, demonization & delegitimization against the only Jewish State.
What ‘Stuff’ can we find for you?
– REMEMBER —-> They are a political group – NOT a ‘people’
Follow us, We're Everywhere!
View Beautiful Israel
Palestinian History of Violence – The Obstacle to Peace
✡ Support Birthright-Israel ✡
The Time In Jerusalem, ISRAEL is:
Regardless of what the Palestinians, the Arab League, or the corrupt United Nations dictates,
THE WORLD KNOWS THE TRUTH:
Jerusalem is, and has always been, the Eternal Capital of the Jewish People AND the Jewish State of Israel!
Can we get any ‘Greener’? Yes! We can, but we need your help. —————————————————— קקל – Plant a Tree in Israel – JNF
Israel and Stuff shall not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any content, or for any actions taken in consequence. Israel and Stuff does not obtain release from the subjects, individuals, groups or entities contained in its photographs, graphics or quoted in its text. Further, no clearance is obtained from the owners of any trademarks or copyrighted material where the marks and material are included in photos or content. You shall be solely responsible for obtaining any and all the necessary releases from whatever individual or entity is necessary for any of your uses of Israel and Stuff material. You agree to indemnify Israel and Stuff from any losses, damages and expenses (including attorney fees) it incurs as a result of any claim based on your use of its materials in violation of these terms.
Visitors here (You) are hereby notified that you are strictly prohibited from disclosing, copying, distributing, disseminating, or taking any other action against me with regard to this website and the contents herein. The foregoing prohibitions also apply to your employee(s), agent(s), student(s) or any personnel under your direction or control.
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.