I wish all Arab media were like Al-Jazeera, said Gideon Ezra, former deputy head of Israeli General Security Service in 2006 after the network ran a smear campaign against Lebanese Islamic Resistance Hizbullah over its kicking Israeli army’s AZZ.
On Wednesday, Zionist entity’s war criminal prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he wants to close-down Jerusalem office of Doha-based Al-Jazeera for inciting violence at the Muslim sanctuary Al-Aqsa Mosque.
“I have appealed to law enforcement agencies several times to close the Al Jazeera office in Jerusalem. If this is not possible because of legal interpretation, I am going to seek to have the necessary legislation adopted to expel Al Jazeera from Israel,” Netanyahu posted on his Facebook page.
On Thursday, Al-Jazeera management in a statement rejected Netanyahu’s threat, saying “it will continue cover events in the Palestinian territories professionally and objectively.”
This is latest proof that Israel’s apologists don’t believe in Freedom of Speech.
Doha-based Al-Jazeera TV and newspaper network is partially owned by members of the Wahhabi ‘royals’. It has gone through a ‘love-hate’ affair with the Zionist propaganda mafia like the Jew-controlled BBC. It has been praised as ‘Arab flagship of honest journalism’ for attacking Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Muslim Brotherhood, Hizbullah and Hamas, which it did in its Arabic and English channels. But any time Al-Jazeera criticized corrupt Arab rulers or the Zionist entity – there came loud whining calling for Al-Jazeera’s ban.
Jewish lobby groups have been blocking Al-Jazeera’s bid to establish its English Channel in Canada since 2010.
In 2015, Al-Jazeera America (AJA) was sued by its former Jewish senior vice-president, Shannon High-Bassalik, accusing AJA of running anti-Israel, anti-Jewish propaganda. She also accused her former employer of not believing in the “9/11 official story” and carrying out an anti-female hiring policy.
Then came the organized Jewry campaign Aljazeera Must Die which resulted in Doha’s decision to shutdown its English Channel in United States last year.