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.
Former members and supporters of the Kosovo Liberation Army, KLA, on Tuesday buried the men killed in clashes in Kumonova
The Turkish and Muslim communities in the Netherlands have called Wilders' demand for anti-Islam exhibit a 'provocation.'
Israel has detained a 42 year old woman for crossing into Gaza via the Erez border crossing.
Israeli daily Haaretz has revealed that a letter by David Ben-Gurion, shows that he gave explicit orders to prevent Palestinians returning to their homes.
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A n Iraqi military operation launched on Tuesday to retake Ramadi, capital of western province of Anbar two control of two areas from ISIL.
The Danish Prime Minister has set the date for the general election for June 18.
Madagascar’s parliament voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to dismiss the president, Hery Rajaonarimanpianina, for alleged constitutional violations and general incompetence.
Libya's official premier Abdullah al-Thinni said he survived an assassination attempt after leaving a parliamentary session on Tuesday in the eastern city of Tobruk.
The Israeli cabinet has approved for the formation of committee to consider needs of Palestinians.
The Airbus group fears tension with the choice of a former IBM executive over the Spanish goverments choice of Belen Romana.
The Palestinian Football Association has pushed ahead to have Israel suspended from FIFA.
The death toll is set to rise with numerous people still missing in Texas after the storms slammed the states during the Memorial Day
The Czech right-wing opposition that had provoked the present vote of no confidence in the government has offered no alternative to present centre-left cabinet, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka.
The Obama administration on Tuesday sided against Google and said the U.S. Supreme Court should not hear the company's appeal in a case against Oracle with wide implications for the technology industry.