Israel Set To Boot Out Al Jazeera

Israel is set to close down Al Jizz’s office in Jerusalem.

Israel is moving forward to revoke media credentials of Al Jazeera journalists and close the network’s office in Jerusalem, the country’s communication minister has announced.

Ayoub Kara made the announcement on Sunday during a press conference, where Al Jazeera was barred from attending.

“We have based our decision on the move by Sunni Arab states to close the Al Jazeera offices and prohibiting their work,” Kara said, adding that the channel is being used by groups to “incite” violence.

Kara said he expects Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, to consider his request in the next session.

“I will go through the legislatory mechanism to create the authority in which I can act freely. We will try to end it as quickly as possible.”

Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler, reporting from Jerusalem on Sunday, said that the request to revoke the credentials cover all the networks journalists in both the Arabic and English channels.

It was unclear when the government will act on the request.

Our correspondent reported that Israel is also seeking to shut down Al Jazeera’s cable and satellite transmissions in the country.

During the press conference, Kara also said that the interior ministry will also be involved in shutting down Al Jazeera’s office in Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been threatening to shut Al Jazeera’s operations in the country, accusing the network of inciting violence against Israel.

Here’s hoping we do. Because there is no doubt that Al Jizz incites terror through the propaganda it inseminates disseminates.

By the way, MK Ayoub Kara is Druze, not Jew, so his very existence as an MK goes against pretty much everything Al Jizz writes about us.

13 thoughts on “Israel Set To Boot Out Al Jazeera”

  1. Arab countries care more about their survival than Israel does. They are not concerned with how they look to the world.

    Al Jazeera does not promote freedom, tolerance and respect for human dignity. In fact, just the exact opposite.

    Only Israel allows its enemies wherewithal to knife it in its back.

    1. mrharmonicaman

      That’s because Jews aren’t at each other’s throats every other day. Arabs can’t even get along with each other.

  2. Norman_In_New_York

    What the communications ministry should do is establish standards that define bona fide journalism and separate it from hate propagandists and hawkers of fake news.

  3. Good that they mention those satellite dishes, because if ignored, all those “wholesome” families would keep bringing in fine Qatari propaganda via satellite despite an official ban.
    Though, it’s not obvious to me how any broadcasting authority can control that sort of thing.

    1. I’ll wait til Israel kicks out the Qatari Omar Barghouti.

      He’s the parasite leeching off the country he seeks to destroy.

  4. AJ would have a point if any Israeli news agencies were allowed to freely report and broadcast from Qatar. Since they don’t, these terrorist-supporting, free speech-suppressing hypocrites can stuff it.

  5. Why was al Jizz allowed in Israel to begin with and are Israeli media even left wing anti-Israel rags such as Haaretz allowed to operate in Qatar?

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