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June 4, 2012

Amid a wave of anti-immigrant protests and harsh new laws, Israel's Interior Minister Eli Yishai complains that most of the "Muslims that arrive here do not even believe that this country belongs to us, to the white man."

A new law granting Israeli authorities the power to detain "illegal migrants" for up to three years took effect June 3, following a wave of Tel Aviv protests over the influx of African migrants who cross into Israel along its border with Egypt.

July 3, 2011

Israeli police limited access to al-Aqsa Mosque in a precautionary measure after clashes in Jerusalem. Meanwhile haredi Jews clashed with police over the arrest of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef on suspicion of inciting violence.

Israeli police on July 1 limited access to Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock for Friday prayers in a precautionary measure a day after clashes in the Old City.