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Knesset passes law aimed at silencing Al Jazeera, White House 'concerned'

Posted on AllSides April 2nd, 2024
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The Knesset passed into law on Monday a bill aimed at shutting down the operations of the Qatari state-funded news outlet Al Jazeera in Israel.

The Likud stated on Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had spoken with Coalition Whip Ofir Katz to ensure that the bill passes and that the prime minister will act immediately to close Al Jazeera according to the procedure laid out in the law.

According to the law, if the prime minister becomes convinced that content broadcast by foreign media “harms in a real way” the nation’s...

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