Al-Jazeera (Literally The Peninsula, Arabic: الجزيرة) is a satellite television broadcast network and Islamic propaganda channel based in and owned by the Emirate of Qatar. It offers Muslim-centric news broadcasts and Web content in Arabic and in English.
Al-Jazeera is basically Political Islam as a media arm of The Qatari State. It's a platform For Global Jihad; saturated with Anti-U.S. and Anti-West views; even Antisemitism and Holocaust denial; its coverage is supportive of Anti-Israel terrorist Groups.
Al-Jazeera began in 1995 when the British Broadcasting Corporation ceased their operations in Qatar and left their equipment behind. The Emir of Qatar formed an independent satellite broadcasting company, turned the equipment over to its officers, and pledged never to interfere with the new company's corporate or editorial management staff, nor dictate what news was or was not fit to broadcast.
Since then, Al-Jazeera has developed markets throughout the Arab world, including the nomadic tribes who can easily carry the kind of equipment required to receive Al-Jazeera's satellite signal.
In 2013 Al-Jazeera bought Al Gore's left-wing current affairs channel Current TV and renamed it Al-Jazeera America. From August 20, 2013 until it shut down on April 12, 2016, Al-Jazeera America was available in American households. It ceased operations in 2016 due to low viewership.
Al-Jazeera has been accused of expressing open sympathy with those who interpret the Islamic concept of jihad to stand for a physical holy war against anyone and anything non-Islamic. More particularly they have been accused of fomenting extremism among Arab youth and willfully distorting its reporting of terrorist incidents, riots, etc. For example, the Al-Jazeera host Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi has sanctioned the killing of those who leave Islam. It has also, in particular, been accused of being little more than a propaganda mouthpiece for Islamic terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood and for displaying pro-Islamic and anti-Semitic bias in its reporting and programming. At one point in 2013, former Al-Jazeera staff admitted that the network had been airing what is now widely referred to as fake news in its programming. Not surprisingly, liberals in the media have been very supportive of Al-Jazeera; in fact, a number of employees for Al-Jazeera America and Al-Jazeera English formerly worked at other liberal media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS and the BBC. The outlet has ironically accused the conservative Rebel News of being "fake news" and "propaganda".
Al Jazeera has for long been presenting: lies, manipulations and agitation against Israel.
In a 2021 example of spreading anti-Israel libel fake story, it retracted only after damage has already been done all across the Arab world in epidemic of hatred in the tendency to believe any rumors, especially when as a "report" by this vast Arab media. And "the antisemitic story is spreading widely in Arabic-speaking circles."
The network's logo consists of the reworking of the Arabic word Al-Jazeera (the peninsula) into a stylized drawing of a drop of water.
Arab media complaint of al Jazeera demonizing Israel
After the Abraham Accord was signed, UAE's prominent editor said in September 2020: "the image that many Arabs have in mind is that Israelis are killing Palestinians." The "image, which Al-Jazeera had nurtured for years."
- J. Bergman, "The mask drops at Al Jazeera", Washington Examiner, June 4, 2019.
- A. M. Fernandez and Y. Feldner, "Al-Jazeera Unmasked: Political Islam As A Media Arm Of The Qatari State." Memri, August 12, 2020.
I. Al-Jazeera As A Platform For Global Jihad
II. Anti-U.S. And Anti-West Views
III. The Qaradawi Connection
IV. Antisemitism And Holocaust Denial
V. Coverage Supportive Of Anti-Israel Terrorist GroupsLaunched in 1996, the Al-Jazeera network not only revolutionized pan-Arab broadcast media but also became a household name across the world in the aftermath of 9/11, when it aired exclusive interviews with Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In the more than two decades that have passed, the Qatari TV channel has grown into a multi-channel, multi-language international operation.
- Al-Jazeera buys Al Gore's Current TV, The Associated Press, at USA Today, Jan 2, 2013.
- Yosef Haddad tweeted (Oct 1, 2021):
Happy to humiliate Al Jazeera on their home turf... I will continue to expose the Israeli truth and fight lies and incitement in the world media!
- Rumsfeld: Al-Jazeera promotes terror at WorldNetDaily
- Al-Jazeera a Muslim Brotherhood front? at WorldNetDaily
- NBC joins Al-Jazeera in anti-Israel propaganda at WorldNetDaily
- Al-Jazeera: "We Aired Lies" at WorldNetDaily
- TV news stars flocking to Al-Jazeera at WorldNetDaily
- Al-Jazeera presents: lies, manipulations and agitation against Israel, Globes, July 15, 2014.
"Globes" analysis shows that al-Jazeera proved in Operation Eitan that it is light years away from objective coverage. For example, on Sunday, Al-Jazeera surfers were informed that a Hamas rocket landed at Ben Gurion Airport, and that an Israeli tank was destroyed in Gaza.
- Sarah Chemla, "Aljazeera removes an anti-Israel fake report, but damage already done," JPost,
Jan 14, 2021 .
"The damage done, however, is that the antisemitic story is spreading widely in Arabic-speaking circles."Aljazeera's English website retracted a story on Wednesday about an Emirates pilot who reportedly resigned to protest normalization between the United Arab Emirates and Israel in the wake of the Abraham Accords.
- Roi Kais, "Signs of peace in the UAE...",
Kan-News, September 22, 2020.
Translated: Mohamed al-Hammadi, editor of the United Arab Emirates' Al-Roeya newspaper, said in a conversation that "the image that many Arabs have in mind is that Israelis are killing Palestinians." He said he and other journalists wanted to change that image, which Al-Jazeera had nurtured for years.