Ahead of his inauguration, Iran's new president called Israel an "old wound" that should be removed, while tens of thousands of Iranians marched in support of Muslim claims to the holy city of Jerusalem.
Iranian leaders have often called Israel a ?cancerous tumor? that ?should be wiped from the pages of time.? But on Friday, the country?s incoming president, Hassan Rouhani, struck a more moderate tone, by merely calling the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands ?a sore.?
Egypt's state television says security authorities will impose a siege over the protest camps of deposed President Mohammed Morsi's supporters, a step before clearing them.