A few weeks ago, an Arab terrorist fatally stabbed two police officers, for no reason, on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. This led to Israel placing metal detectors on the Temple Mount’s entrances, which sparked outrage, riots and violence from Palestinians and other Arab groups.
I guess they were upset because it would hinder their ability to kill Jews, but what do I know?
So, Israel ended up caving and taking down the metal detectors, in order to quell the riots as best as possible.
The next week, an Arab terrorist broke into a home on Friday night in Samaria and killed three people, celebrating both the Shabbat and the birth of a new baby boy.
But, as expected, Al Jazeera, in its classic pandering to the Muslim cause, covered the events and variables surrounding the riots and violence in an incredibly dubious way. So, on Sunday, as World Israel News reports, Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara officially requested to revoke Al Jazeera’s press credentials and close its Jerusalem headquarters.
Al Jazeera’s own site claims that Amnesty International stated on Monday that this move sends a “chilling message that Israeli authorities will not tolerate critical coverage. This is a brazen attack on media freedom in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.”
But Kara doesn’t buy this argument. “I speak Arabic,” Kara stated, “and you cannot fool me with Al Jazeera English. I know how to identify when a report becomes incitement instead of freedom of expression.” Kara concluded that the network does nothing less than support terrorism. The Jerusalem Post reported that Kara stated, “Our citizens’ security and welfare overcomes freedom and expression in times of terror, period.”
In addition, John Rossomando of The Algemeiner states that many of Al Jazeera’s employees have “actively supported Al Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist groups.” Al Jazeera also took credit for the Arab Spring of 2011, when the Muslim Brotherhood took control from Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, and other regime changes throughout the Middle East and North Africa, most of which turned out to welcome terror regimes running those countries. The network has also praised Palestinian suicide bombers as “martyrs.” The article states as well that “the Muslim Brotherhood shapes Al Jazeera’s narrative.”
Ironically, Israel is not the first country to pull the cord on Al Jazeera. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab countries have done the same. Vox reported that Al Jazeera is owned by Qatar, which has had its diplomatic ties cut by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries for its ties to Iran.
Good for Israel for finally cutting the cord on a network that promotes nothing but violence and terror. Although the Palestinian Authority and Hamas both will not recognize Israel, and both lionize and pay stipends to terrorists, at least Israel has the control to pull a major cog out of the wheel of promoting terror.
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