‘Al-Jazeera is Nazi-, Soviet-style propaganda’

One of Al-Jazeera’s worldwide offices is located in Jerusalem but, on its website, Al-Jazeera lists the location as Jerusalem, Palestine.

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June 12, 2017 22:24
Palestinian journalists are seen through a glass window at the offices of the Arabic news channel Al

Palestinian journalists are seen through a glass window at the offices of the Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 15, 2009. The Palestinian Authority banned Al-Jazeera television from operating in its territory and threatened legal action over allegations it broadca. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Qatar-based Al-Jazeera produces Nazi- and Soviet- style propaganda, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Monday at a caucus meeting on Gaza in the Knesset.

Al-Jazeera “is not media” and “it’s not journalism,” Liberman said as he issued a brief scathing verbal attack against the news organization.

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“It’s truly an instrument of incitement and propaganda in the disgraceful style of Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union,” he said, noting that the organization, which has a cable new station in English and Arabic as well as a website, never writes or produces negative articles against Iran.

But news against Israel and Egypt, “you can see there everyday,” Liberman added.

One of Al-Jazeera’s worldwide offices is located in Jerusalem but, on its website, Al-Jazeera lists the location as Jerusalem, Palestine.

In the Knesset, one of the participants in the meeting asked Liberman why Al-Jazeera was allowed to work in Israel given his description of its content to which Liberman responded: “We’re not perfect.”

Al-Jazeera and the Foreign Press Association declined to respond to Liberman’s remarks.


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