Tuesday, August 11, 2020


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NY Israel Consul General Calls Al Jazeera Host ‘Bigot’

The Consul General to Israel in New York, Dani Dayan, called Al Jazeera host Mehdi Hasan a “bigot” in an Aug. 22 Twitter exchange...

GOP Members of Congress Call on DOJ to Designate Al Jazeera As Foreign Agent

Eight Republican members of Congress sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on June 18 urging for Al Jazeera to be designated...

Video Highlights Anti-Semitic Tweets from Al Jazeera Staff

A new video from anti-Semitic watchdog site Canary Mission highlights various anti-Semitic tweets from Al Jazeera’s AJ+ channel staff members. The May 22 video includes...

Qatar Shows Two Faces to the World

Four Israelis were buried earlier this month in the wake of nearly 1,000 rockets Hamas and Islamic Jihad fired into Israeli population centers, striking...

Al Jazeera Suspends Journalists Over Holocaust Video

Al Jazeera announced on May 19 that they are suspending two journalists due to a since-deleted video posted to the network’s Arabic Twitter account...

Columbia Prof Says Zionists Are ‘Beneficiaries of Anti-Semitism’

Columbia Iranian Studies Professor Hamid Dabashi wrote in a March 17 op-ed for Al Jazeera that Zionists are “the beneficiaries of anti-Semitism.” Dabashi began the...

CA Dems Party Arab American Caucus Chair Accuses Schumer of Allegiance to ‘Fascist Israel Lobby’

Iyad Afalqa, the chairman of the Arab American Caucus of the California Democratic Party, accused Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) of having allegiance...

WATCH: Marc Lamont Hill Defends Omar’s AIPAC Tweets

Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill, who was fired from CNN in November for calling for a “free Palestine from the river to the...

WATCH: Syrian Opposition Activist Says Arabs Should Support Israel, Not Iran

Syrian opposition activist Issam Zeitoun said that Arabs should support Israel instead of Iran in a Janaury 16 debate on Al Jazeera. The segment featured...

Al Jazeera Required to Register As a Foreign Agent Under New Law

Under the recently signed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Al Jazeera and other foreign media outlets are required to register as foreign agents. According to...

Lawmakers Call On Trump Admin to Investigate Al Jazeera for Spying On Jews

A couple of congressional lawmakers are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch an investigation into Al Jazeera for their spy operation against...

Al Jazeera threatens legal action over Israel’s plans to close its Jerusalem bureau

Al Jazeera threatened to take legal action to remain in its Jerusalem bureau following Israel’s decision to close it down. The Qatar-based news network, which...

Netanyahu eyeing way to shut down Al Jazeera in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would seek to pass a law to shut down the Jerusalem bureau of Al Jazeera if law...

Bernie Sanders just defended Israel on Al Jazeera. Here’s why that’s a big deal.

In an appearance on Al Jazeera, Bernie Sanders defended Israel’s right to exist, rejected BDS as a tactic and assailed the United Nations for...

Palestinian terrorism and Muslim hypocrisy: An open letter from a Muslim woman

While millions of children got out of bed on the morning of June 30 excited to be on summer vacation, one child did not.

Why Europe is so woefully unprepared for the new refugee crisis

No time is a good time for an epic humanitarian crisis. But Europe today seems woefully unprepared for the human wave from the Maghreb, the Horn of Africa and lands reaching all the way to Afghanistan.

Al Jazeera America denies being anti-Semitic, sexist and anti-U.S.

Al Jazeera America denied allegations by a former employee who said that the news channel overlooked anti-Semitic, sexist and anti-American misconduct.

Fired Al Jazeera America employee sues network alleging anti-Semitism

A fired Al Jazeera America employee is suing the network alleging a hostile work environment that included “discriminatory, anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks.”

Israeli envoy: Jordan king blasting Israel to appease his Arab allies

Israel’s ambassador to Jordan suggested that King Abdullah’s recent allegation that Israel kills Arab children en masse stems from pressure by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt.

Palestinian leader Arafat was murdered with polonium, widow says

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said on Wednesday after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband\'s corpse.

Al Jazeera buys Gore’s Current TV, terms undisclosed

Al Jazeera said on Wednesday it will buy Current TV, the struggling cable channel founded by Al Gore and partners, in a move that will boost the Qatar-based broadcaster\'s footprint in the United States.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad says election, not war, solution for Syria

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said a national dialogue leading to elections was the way towards a solution to Syria\'s crisis, in remarks broadcast on Tuesday.

New tests find Yasser Arafat may have been poisoned

Traces of the poisonous element polonium have been found in the belongings of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, a Swiss institute said on Wednesday, and a television report said his widow had demanded his body be exhumed for further tests.

Sarkozy to networks: Don’t broadcast Merah footage

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on television networks not to broadcast video footage shot by Mohammed Merah during his attacks on soldiers and on a Jewish school in Toulouse.

Al Jazeera says won’t air French gunman video

Al Jazeera television said on Tuesday it would not broadcast video footage of three deadly shootings in southern France filmed by an al Qaeda-inspired gunman using a camera strapped to his body.

Footage filmed by French gunman sent to Al Jazeera says police source

Video footage filmed by the French gunman Mohamed Merah during his bloody shooting spree has been sent to the Al Jazeera television network in Paris, a police source said on Monday.

Israel convicts Al Jazeera reporter over Hamas contacts

The Kabul bureau chief of the Arabic-language Al Jazeera network was convicted of conspiring with Hamas to commit a crime against Israel.

Israel arrests Al Jazeera bureau chief

Israel is holding in custody the Kabul bureau chief for the Arabic language Al Jazeera network on accusations that he is affiliated with the terrorist Hamas group.

Report: Rebels reject Gadhafi’s offer for deal to step down

Al Jazeera television said Libyan rebels rejected an offer by Muammar Gadhafi on Monday to hold a parliament meeting to work out a deal under which he would step down. Al Jazeera said sources from the rebel interim council told its correspondent in Benghazi that the offer was rejected because it would have amounted to an \"honorable\" exit for Gadhafi and would offend his victims.

The Al Jazeera document dump and you

Map making seems to be an increasingly popular pastime in the Middle East these days. The Palestinians claim they prepared their mapped vision of the two-state solution but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to look at it. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is reportedly preparing maps that will give Palestinians an interim state on land they already control but no more. Now a leading Washington think tank has unveiled a series of maps detailing proposals for drawing Israeli-Palestinian borders.

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