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January 7, 2012 2:00 pm

‘Jewish Al-Jazeera’ Still Under Development

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Alexander Mashkevitch. Photo: Sbakuria.

Plans for a news television station dubbed by the media as the “Jewish Al Jazeera” are still under wraps several months after officials said a general outline would be announced.

Last April, Kazakhstani Jewish billionaire Alexander Mashkevitch told gatherers at a Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal conference in Washington that he intended to open a news television station that would provide “balanced” coverage of the Middle East. Officials working for the mining mogul said more information on the project would be released by September. But on Wednesday, four months past that deadline, they said the project was still “in development.

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