Will Israel Pull The Plug on Al Jazeera? Qatar Says It Will Not Discuss Killing Al Jazeera as Part of any Middle East Deal

Peace and Freedom

DEBATE ERUPTS OVER AL JAZEERA OPERATIONS IN ISRAEL

BYARIK BENDER, JPOST.COM STAFF
JUNE 13, 2017 12:29

The Qatar-based network’s Jerusalem bureau chief speaks to JPost’s sister publication following reports that Israel was reviewing shuttering the cable station’s office here.

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The Al Jazeera logo seen in a studio [Illustrative]. (photo credit:AFP / STAN HONDA)

Al Jazeera fired back on Tuesday after it emerged that the government in Jerusalem was reviewing the Qatar-based network’s operations in Israel.

“If they try to discontinue our activity in Israel and close our office here, we will petition the High Court of Justice,” Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem bureau chief Walid al-Omari told The Jerusalem Post‘s sister publication Maariv.

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Al-Omari made the remarks following reports that the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office had launched an initiative…

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