Sunday, June 25th | 1 Tammuz 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
June 13, 2017 9:53 am

Report: Israeli PM Netanyahu May Close Al Jazeera Jerusalem Office Amid Qatar Tensions

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Report: Israeli PM Netanyahu May Close Al Jazeera Jerusalem Office Amid Qatar Tensions" to a friend

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Youtube screenshot.

JNS.org – Following moves by Jordan and Saudi Arabia to shut down the Al Jazeera broadcaster’s offices in their countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is deliberating the possibility of closing the Qatar-based network’s operations in Israel.

According to reports, Netanyahu conducted preliminary discussions on the issue Monday, and Israel’s Government Press Office, Foreign Ministry and security services are also examining the move.

Jordan and Saudi Arabia shut down Al Jazeera’s offices against the backdrop of a major diplomatic dispute between Qatar and Arab states over Qatar’s support for terrorism.

Related coverage

June 24, 2017 1:00 pm
0

Hezbollah Leader Says Arab Fighters From Iran, Iraq Could Join Future War With Israel

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that a future war waged by Israel against Syria or Lebanon could...

“Israel, along with the Arab states, sees Al Jazeera as a danger, a media body similar to those in Nazi Germany,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday.

Al Jazeera’s bureau chief in Jerusalem, Walid al-Omari, responded by claiming the Qatari news network doesn’t “incite against Israel or anyone else.”

“We convey the news. It’s not our fault if the news is ugly,” Omari said, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

Algemeiner.com