JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli authorities have charged the imam of a mosque in Nazareth with allegedly inciting violence against Pope Benedict and supporting Al-Qaeda and global jihad, the Zionist Justice Ministry said Sunday. The indictment said Nazim Mahmoud Salim, who was arrested by police a month ago, led a group of about 2,000 worshippers, and had also preached at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Salim is charged with inciting violence against Pope Benedict during his visit last year to Nazareth. In his sermons and on his website over the past decade, the indictment said, Salim preached an ideological worldview identical to that of global jihad and wrote publications that supported and identified with Al-Qaeda. It said Salims teachings inspired attacks against Jews and Christians, including the murder of one Jew. Salim is being held by authorities until the end of the proceedings, a Justice Ministry spokeswoman said.