Israeli PM Netanyahu revives push to shut down Al Jazeera | News


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revived a push to close down Al Jazeera in Israel.

The Israeli leader demanded on Monday that his coalition government prepare to push legislation through the Knesset that would allow the prime minister to shut down foreign news networks.

Netanyahu, who has long sought to shutter broadcasts from the Qatari-based media outlet, promised to “immediately act to close Al Jazeera” following the law’s adoption, according to a statement from his Likud party.

The bill, passed in a first reading in February, would give the prime minister and the communications minister the authority to order the closure of foreign networks operating in Israel and confiscate their equipment if it is believed that they pose “harm to the state’s security”.

The revived push to shut the station comes as Netanyahu faces huge protests against his handling of Israel’s war with Hamas.

More to come.

Also Read More: World News | Entertainment News | Celeb News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Andrew Arulanandam Wikipedia Bio And Age: NRA CEO Salary

Andrew Arulanandam, a seasoned public affairs professional, served as Managing Director of…

Iran signals ‘calibrated’ retaliation to Israeli strike

Iran has signalled to allies and western nations that it will retaliate…

The Star casino inquiry a dirty fight between the casino and its regulator

Management dysfunction, falsification of customer welfare checks, disclosure discrepancies, a plot for…

Armenia claims Azerbaijan ‘completed’ ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh | News

Azerbaijan systematically ‘erasing’ all traces of ethnic Armenians in the disputed region,…