Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 15:43 pm CEST
Email Email | Print Print | rss RSS | comments icon Comment |   font decrease font increase

   


Email Email | Print Print

post divider

Fri, April 22, 2011 | Rubin Reports | By Barry Rubin

Western Self-Destructiveness: A Small Example Regarding the Arab Media

There are two major Arab satellite television networks.

One of them is al-Jazira, owned by Qatar. Beginning as a radical nationalist station, al-Jazira became several years ago an Islamist station. News is slanted against America and the West; discussion shows turn into lynch mobs against moderates; and — though this is a well-kept secret — al-Jazira helps terrorist target-spotters by letting them pose as staff members to get into certain countries.

A moderate Arabic-speaking friend of mine who was on a show told me that while he expected the network to be only 99 percent antagonistic he was wrong. It was 100 percent hostile. When I was invited on a show, I refused since the other interviewee to discuss Israeli policy in a supposedly serious manner from a supposedy analytical viewpoint was a Jewish member of Fatah who had supported anti-Israel terrorism.

Then there is the number-two network: al-Arabiyya, owned by the United Arab Emirates. Al-Arabiyya isn’t perfect but it is a real moderate network that tries to be more balanced and does not incite anti-Western hatred. It is run by one of the best Arab journalists in the world who has shown himself to be an advocate of democracy and an opponent of revolutionary Islamism and Iranian-Syrian power over the region.

So, which network is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the current U.S. government, and various well-known American media figures promoting as a wonderful, terrific source of accurate news?

Why, al-Jazira, of course!


4 Comments to “Western Self-Destructiveness: A Small Example Regarding the Arab Media”

  1. Western Self-Destructiveness: A Small Example Regarding the Arab Media | Middle East news, articles, http://fb.me/XTipitvz

  2. avatar Elisabeth says:

    RT @CrethiPlethi: Western Self-Destructiveness: A Small Example Regarding the Arab Media | Middle East news, articles, http://fb.me/XTipitvz

  3. avatar Elisabeth says:

    RT @CrethiPlethi: Western Self-Destructiveness: A Small Example Regarding the Arab Media | Middle East news, articles, http://fb.me/XTipitvz


avatar

Quotes and Sayings

About the Region, Islam and cultural totalitarianism...

    The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct “Palestinian people” to oppose Zionism. For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa, while as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.

    — Zuheir Mohsen, James Dorsey, “Wij zijn alleen Palestijn om politieke reden”, Trouw, 31 March 1977

Weather Forecast

Middle East region weather forecast...

CRETHIPLETHI.COM - ONLINE MAGAZINE COVERING the MIDDLE EAST, ISRAEL, the ARAB WORLD, SOUTHWEST ASIA and the ISLAMIC MAGHREB - since 2009