World Bulletin / News Desk
Todays marks World Quds Day that were started in 1979 after the founding of the Islamic republic to condemn Israeli occupation of the holy city.
The protests use the word Quds, derived from Arabic, to designate the city of occupied Jerusalem. The protests and marches are held on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan to mark the day.
Many thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America, death to Israel" during protests on Friday.
State television said millions of Iranians joined the al-Quds Day marches across the country and showed large crowds chanting slogans and carrying portraits of Khomeini and his successor, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Some bore a coffin decked with pictures of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders. Demonstrators burned American and Israeli flags.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, there was no place for the Jewish state in a future Middle East.
"You want a new Middle East? We do too, but in the new Middle East ... there will be no trace of the American presence and the Zionists," Ahmadinejad told worshippers at Tehran University in an event broadcast live on state television.
"Saving the existence of the Zionist regime (Israel) is a joint commitment by most arrogant Western governments," Ahmadinejad said in a speech to mark the annual Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day decreed by Khomeini and held on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.
He called for Muslim unity to foil Western support for Israel, which he described as a "cancerous tumour" for its occupation of Palestinian land.
In Palestine, Israel deployed heavy security ahead of the last Friday prayers for Ramadan.
Under tight Israeli security, thousands of Palestinian worshippers started their journey to attend prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest shrine.
Israel imposed an age restriction for men - only those over 40 and under 12 were allowed to cross from the West Bank into Jerusalem. Women were not restricted by age. Many Palestinians residing in the West Bank were turned back.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives votes Thursday on a key plank of Trump's legislative agenda -- his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, his predecessor's crowning domestic policy achievement.
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Tillerson, ex-CEO of ExxonMobil, says he was persuaded by his wife to enter Trump administration as America's top diplomat
Martin Kobler makes assertion amid continued reports of grievous rights violations across troubled nation
Police officer stabbed to death, attacker shot dead by police with a woman dead after dozens plowed down by car on nearby bridge
McCain said he met recently with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the two spoke about the Kurdish issue.
Interior Minister Marco Minniti praised the police team that tracked Santo Vottari down to a building which had no fewer than four concealed bunkers in it.
Found guilty last year of bribery, the verdict and sentence are the first of their kind in the history of the ICC.
On Tuesday, Washington and London announced a ban on laptops and computer tablets in cabins on flights from Turkey, as well as several countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
Russian opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta on Monday published more details on the laundering case.
By mid-April more than 800 British troops and nearly 300 French troops will be stationed in Estonia. A Danish contingent will replace the French later this year.
Omar Barghouti, who has headed the campaign for boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel was arrested by Israeli authorities yesterday
New German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomes Ankara’s recent steps to calm tensions, urges end to Nazi comparisons
At least three people have been injured and others trapped after a train travelling to Switzerland derailed
Visit is first trip to Sudan by Tunisian PM since toppling of Ben Ali regime in 2011
Army’s 9th Armored Division wrests two more villages of western Mosul from Daesh terrorist group