Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

Israel Begins Process of Closing Al Jazeera Office Over Protests

Al Jazeera to be blocked in Israel News The Al Jazeera newsroom in Doha Qatar. Image Jan Kuhlmann DPA PA Images
Lance Thomas | 07 August, 2017, 00:39

The country's communications minister Ayoub Kara said the country will block all the Qatar-based news station's Arabic and English channels and remove the press credentials of its journalists.

"Regimes that want to control power will nearly always go after two targets - the media and the foreigners", Rami Khouri of the American University in Beirut, said in an interview with Al Jazeera.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to shut Al Jazeera offices in Jerusalem last week, accusing the news network of inciting violence in the city, most notably protests of increased security at the al-Asqa Mosque compound which Al Jazeera covered.

Apart from criticism from Israel, Al Jazeera has been accused by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain of supporting terrorism in the region.

Al Jazeera journalists have been arrested in Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan have shut down its offices in their respective countries.

"Al-Jazeera condemns this action on the part of a State that claims to be the only democracy in the Middle East", said to AFP this official, adding that the chain will be challenged in the justice of this measure, which he described as a "serious".

"I have appealed to law enforcement agencies several times to close the Al Jazeera office in Jerusalem", Netanyahu said at the time.

An employee of the Qatar-based news network and TV channel Al- Jazeera is seen in the channel's Jerusalem office yesterday. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has likened its coverage to "Nazi Germany-style" propaganda.

"Al Jazeera stresses that it will closely watch the developments that may result from the Israeli decision, and will take the necessary legal measures towards it", it said in a statement. Journalists and representatives from Al Jazeera were not permitted to attend.

"The al-Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount", he wrote in a Facebook post.

"Al Jazeera has become the main tool of Daesh [the Islamic State group], Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran", he told a news conference.

Netanyahu has, however, frequently criticized news media in general, accusing various outlets of seeking to undermine his government. Netanyahu had accused Al Jazeera of encouraging a recent crisis that took place around a holy site in Jerusalem known to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif.

Recommended

loading...
  • Microsoft announces Skype users can now send money in conversations using PayPal

    Microsoft announces Skype users can now send money in conversations using PayPal

    To use this new feature, all you need to do is head over to a particular chat from the "recents" list or the search. Microsoft and PayPal today announced a partnership that enables peer-to-peer payments on the Skype mobile app .
    Trump backs bill to cut legal immigration, slash green card issues

    Trump backs bill to cut legal immigration, slash green card issues

    Trump said the measure "will reduce poverty, increase wages and save taxpayers billions and billions of dollars". The bill's supporters, meanwhile, say it would make the US more competitive, raise wages and create jobs.
    Standard Life (LON:SL) Receives Hold Recommendation from Deutsche Bank AG

    Standard Life (LON:SL) Receives Hold Recommendation from Deutsche Bank AG

    The Company operates through three segments: Primary & Community Care; Community Pharmacy, and Secondary & Specialist Care. Also, insider Alan Stewart acquired 4,076 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Friday, July 28th.
  • Cause Of Massive Fire In Dubai Tower Under Investigation

    Cause Of Massive Fire In Dubai Tower Under Investigation

    An investigation by Torch Tower's management found that most of the damage from the 2015 fire was to the cladding. A statement from the Dubai government on Twitter says no injuries have been reported as yet.
    Finance Your Next Surface Hardware Purchase with the Surface Plus Program

    Finance Your Next Surface Hardware Purchase with the Surface Plus Program

    For an additional $8.25 per user per month, businesses can enjoy the ultimate productivity experience on Surface. The number of devices under the agreement can also change during the middle of the term as well, the post said.
    Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox condemn Trump's transgender military ban

    Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox condemn Trump's transgender military ban

    It's unclear what role the Pentagon played in Trump's decision to bar transgender war fighters from serving. Jenner, who voted for Donald Trump , caught flack earlier in the day when the ban was announced.
  • Gunmen Attack Church In Southeastern Nigeria, 8 Killed

    Gunmen Attack Church In Southeastern Nigeria, 8 Killed

    The attackers then went to the church to hunt for him, but could not find the intended target and became angry, he said. Garba assured Nigerians that the police were still investigating the matter and that all was under control.
    Kathy Griffin Shaved Her Head to Support Her Sister With Cancer

    Kathy Griffin Shaved Her Head to Support Her Sister With Cancer

    On Friday, she tweeted that she's "no longer under federal investigation" and that she has been "completely exonerated". Retweeting the USA reporter's Twitter post , she wrote: 'My daughter Kathleen Mary is a wonderful human being'.
    Acal plc (LON:ACL) Receives

    Acal plc (LON:ACL) Receives "Buy" Rating from FinnCap

    The target price would suggest a potential downside of -2.83% from United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)'s previous stock close. The Perritt Capital Management Inc holds 295,550 shares with $6.65 million value, down from 316,837 last quarter.
  • Korea's parliamentary chief urges N. Korea to return to nuclear talks

    The new USA sanctions could embolden Rouhani's conservative rivals who say the nuclear deal was a form of capitulation. Among them was EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who coordinates follow-up of Iran's nuclear deal.
    Trump Approval Rating Hits NEW LOW!

    Trump Approval Rating Hits NEW LOW!

    Military households approved of transgender people serving in the military 55 percent to 39 percent, according to the poll . The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,125 voters nationwide between July 27 and August 1 over landline telephones and cellphones.

    The road to watching this summer's solar eclipse starts in the library?

    This is called a partial solar eclipse , and it isn't almost as impressive as the view of a totally eclipsed sun within the umbra. More than two million eclipse glasses will be given out free of charge by over 7,000 public libraries across the U.S.

Dolphins remain focused on Jay Cutler if Ryan Tannehill has surgery Dolphins remain focused on Jay Cutler if Ryan Tannehill has surgery The Dolphins did at least reportedly mull over the possibility as insurance during the early hours after Ryan Tannehill's injury. Cutler was originally supposed to broadcast games for Fox this season, including a preseason Bears game against the Titans.

Stephen Curry Supports His Cousin with Cancer at Ellie Mae Classic Stephen Curry Supports His Cousin with Cancer at Ellie Mae Classic Curry will return to his day job of "NBA superstar" and clear the way for these fine pros to do what they do best this weekend. Wherever his shots landed, a big crowd quickly gathered to get a close glimpse of one of basketball's best.

Close call: Vijender Singh narrowly defeats Zulpikar to become double-title holder Close call: Vijender Singh narrowly defeats Zulpikar to become double-title holder He has fought eight bouts until now. "I am experienced.I don't consider him as experienced boxer, he is young, but he is a strong kid and we are ready for it".

Mazda first quarter profit drops on weak North American sales Mazda first quarter profit drops on weak North American sales The sheer cost of the plant also makes a partnership logical, as it boosts cost-efficiency and economies of scale. He threatened to slap a "big border tax" on Toyota cars if the plant isn't built in the U.S.

Neymar pledges PSG trophy haul after world record transfer Neymar pledges PSG trophy haul after world record transfer They're one of a handful of European sort-of-super clubs fully willing to spend but not getting to the games that really count. His statement read , " I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain ".

Full transcript leaked of Trump-Turnbull conversation Full transcript leaked of Trump-Turnbull conversation In it, the president remarks that Nieto speaks "beautifully ", adding that he does not think he "can speak that beautifully". Trump responded by saying " I hope so " before thanking Turnbull and hanging up. " I will be there again and again ".

RBA keeps the cash rate on hold in August RBA keeps the cash rate on hold in August The main event this week is the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate meeting out at 5.30 BST on Tuesday morning, August 1. The economy is nearly out of the reversal of mining investment that had been weakening growth of late - another bonus.

Trump administration slaps sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Trump administration slaps sanctions on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro He mocked United States criticism that the vote on Sunday was an affront to democracy. I don't deserve imperialist orders.

Philippines | Police say Duterte's crackdown to target more drug lords Philippines | Police say Duterte's crackdown to target more drug lords In both the Espinosa case and the Parojinog raids, police and CIDG agents served the search warrants before dawn. Mayor Parojinog was one of the local government officials named in President Rodrigo Duterte's narco-list.

CNN panel praises Trump for taxpayer-funded job creation in Wisconsin CNN panel praises Trump for taxpayer-funded job creation in Wisconsin Tom Corbett announced that Foxconn planned to invest $30 million in a "high-end technology manufacturing facility" with 500 jobs. It's unclear where such plants would be located, how many people they would employ and which products they would produce.

India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs, take 1-0 lead In reply, Sri Lanka had restricted to mere 291 runs despite Dilruwan Perera's unbeaten 92 runs and Angelo Mathews 83 runs. Since there's a lot of time remaining for the action, the players of Team India made a decision to blow some steam off.

EVs now affordable with first Tesla Model 3 delivered to… EVs now affordable with first Tesla Model 3 delivered to… However, for the next few months Tesla will be producing only a $44,000 version with 310 miles of range and zippier acceleration. In August, Tesla is planning to roll out 100 units of Model 3 and it will be increased to over 1,500 units by September-end.

Iran Says US Navy Vessel Fired Warning Shots Iran Says US Navy Vessel Fired Warning Shots The measure would also apply sanctions to the Revolutionary Guard and enforce an arms embargo. In this case, the aircraft carrier Nimitz was the lead ship.

Donald Trump Encourages Police To "Not Be So Nice" When Arresting Suspects Donald Trump Encourages Police To The additional immigration officers are so "we can eliminate MS-13 and root out the criminal cartels from our country", Mr. Then, something unusual happened, relative to most speeches, though not, perhaps, to this president.

Japan's frozen beef safeguard triggered in first quarter Japan's frozen beef safeguard triggered in first quarter USA exports of beef and beef products to Japan totaled $1.5 billion a year ago , making it the United States' top market.