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.
More than 50 people have died so far in the violence that has deepened fears post-war Libya is slipping into lawlessness
Khamenei called repeatedly over the years for an end to the Jewish state, including through a referendum in the region, where Palestinians are in the majority.
The Brazzaville talks have involved dozens of members of armed groups, the transitional government and civil society members
Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon is due to put forward 700 men to the force in the latest effort to improve the regional response to the militants
A Caracas court heard accusations against him of inciting crime and being the intellectual author of damages and arson.
An Arizona Republic journalist who witnessed the execution said he counted the inmate gasping for breath about 660 times.
China has long mooted this plan, but the difficulty and expense of building in such a rugged and remote region has slowed efforts.
"I do not see a ceasefire in the coming days where the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) leave," Science Minister Yaakov Peri, a former security chief said
U.S. State Secretary John Kerry said that there had been progress in the ceasefire talks.
A huge attack on a prisoner convoy in Iraq has reportedly killed at least 60 people.
Three more Gazans, including two children, were killed by Israeli strikes early on Thursday.
Militants in eastern Damascus province lay down their arms amid a rebel operation, opposition forces claimed.
Jodan's army's command says the arms would have been smuggled to a second neighboring country later through Jordan.
Hadi said all parties had agreed to withdraw fighters from Amran province. He also pledged 5 billion rials ($23.3 million) to rebuild property damaged in the fighting
The protestors chanted, “David Cameron shame on you”, and demanded to see a minister so that they could voice their objections to the UK's support of Israel.
Alexander Khodakovsky, commander of the Vostok Battalion, acknowledged for the first time since the airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday that the rebels did possess the BUK missile system.