News and updates about Hajj

Millions head to Saudi Arabia for annual hajj pilgrimage

Five-day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca beginning Sunday expected to draw more than two million Muslims from around the world.

Millions head to Saudi Arabia for annual hajj pilgrimage

Israel helps PA Arabs make pilgrimage to Mecca

COGAT works with PA, Jordan to allow thousands of Judea and Samaria Arabs to make Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Israel helps PA Arabs make pilgrimage to Meccaplayer

Religion and politics in the feud between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Religion and politics in the feud between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

The Hajj and the struggle for Islamic leadership

The Hajj and the struggle for Islamic leadership

Jerusalem was never holy to Muslims

Jerusalem was never holy to Muslims

A joyous holiday and a sad world

A joyous holiday and a sad world

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.

Over Half of Hajj Stampede Deaths Are Iranian

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.

Khamenei Demands Saudi Apology for Hajj Stampede

Saudi Arabia Rejects Criticism Over Stampede

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister warns Iran not to play politics over the stampede that killed at least 769 people.

Saudi Arabia Rejects Iranian Criticism Over Stampede

Rouhani Pushes for Probe of Saudi Hajj Stampede

Iran President Rouhani insists on 'swift action' in response to 769 deaths during this year's pilgrimage.

Iranian President Pushes for Probe of Saudi Hajj Stampede at UN

Iran Demands to be Part of Stampede Investigation

Iran demands to be represented in the Saudi investigation into the stampede that killed more than 700 pilgrims.

Iran Demands to be Part of Saudi Stampede Investigation

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.

Khamenei Says Saudis Caused Hajj Stampede

Saudi Prince Calls for Investigation into Stampede

New details of how lethal stampede occurred surface as death toll set to keep rising; deaths occurred during 'binding of Ishmael' ritual.

Saudi Prince Announces Investigation into Hajj Stampede

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.

Muslims Stone 'Devil' at Hajj as Eid Feast Begins

Khamenei: Muslim Unity for Israel's 'Annihilation'

Iranian supreme leader uses annual Hajj pilgrimage message to insult Israel and call for support for Hamas.

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

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.

Egypt Allows PA Pilgrims to Travel to Saudi Arabia

Health Ministry Warns New SARS-type Virus

The Health Ministry has issued a warning about a potentially new lethal SARS-type virus in Israel.

Health Ministry Warns Hospitals on New SARS-type Virus

Mecca Monument in Eilat?

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.

Planned Monument for Mecca Goers Leaves Eilat Residents Shocked

Hajj: Death to America

Tens of thousands of Muslims chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” at the Hajj pilgrimage called “a symbol of spirituality.”

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