The Hajj and the struggle for Islamic leadership

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca symbolizes much more than the desire of the worshipers to be closer to Allah.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 8/19/2017, 11:20 PM

Jerusalem was never holy to Muslims

Muslim clamor on Jerusalem is a propaganda myth. Morton A. Klein, ZOA President, 5/25/2017, 6:49 AM

A joyous holiday and a sad world

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 9/17/2016, 11:11 PM

Over Half of Hajj Stampede Deaths Are Iranian

464 Iranians among the 769 killed in 'stoning the devil' stampede, followed by Egypt with 75 dead; Iran steps up anti-Saudi rhetoric.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2015, 3:40 PM

Khamenei Demands Saudi Apology for Hajj Stampede

Iranian Supreme Leader accuses Riyadh of 'passing the buck' in tragedy in latest barb aimed at the rival kingdom.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2015, 11:13 AM

Saudi Arabia Rejects Iranian Criticism Over Stampede

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister warns Iran not to play politics over the stampede that killed at least 769 people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2015, 6:40 AM

Iranian President Pushes for Probe of Saudi Hajj Stampede at UN

Iran President Rouhani insists on 'swift action' in response to 769 deaths during this year's pilgrimage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2015, 9:38 PM

Iran Demands to be Part of Saudi Stampede Investigation

Iran demands to be represented in the Saudi investigation into the stampede that killed more than 700 pilgrims.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/25/2015, 9:17 PM

Khamenei Says Saudis Caused Hajj Stampede

'Government of Saudi Arabia must take huge responsibility for catastrophe,' says Iranian Supreme Leader, declaring 3 days of mourning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 9:44 PM

Saudi Prince Announces Investigation into Hajj Stampede

New details of how lethal stampede occurred surface as death toll set to keep rising; deaths occurred during 'binding of Ishmael' ritual.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 7:55 PM

Muslims Stone 'Devil' at Hajj as Eid Feast Begins

Two million Muslims ritually stoned the devil Saturday in the last major rite of this year's hajj.Arutz Sheva, 10/4/2014, 11:31 PM

Khamenei Calls for Muslim Unity for Israel's 'Annihilation'

Iranian supreme leader uses annual Hajj pilgrimage message to insult Israel and call for support for Hamas.Ari Yashar, 10/3/2014, 1:29 PM

Egypt Allows PA Pilgrims to Travel to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian authorities have allowed Gazans to cross through on their way to the Hajj, as tensions with Hamas continue.Elad Benari, 10/4/2013, 6:13 AM

Health Ministry Warns Hospitals on New SARS-type Virus

The Health Ministry has issued a warning about a potentially new lethal SARS-type virus in Israel.Chana Ya'ar, 9/30/2012, 10:42 AM

Planned Monument for Mecca Goers Leaves Eilat Residents Shocked

Eilat residents shocked at city's plan to establish a monument in the heart of the city’s downtown to commemorate Arab pilgrims to Mecca.Elad Benari, 7/15/2011, 10:30 AM

‘Death to America and Israel’ Slogans at Muslim Hajj Pilgrimage

Tens of thousands of Muslims chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” at the Hajj pilgrimage called “a symbol of spirituality.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/15/2010, 5:31 PM